“My” Irish Twins

They own a big piece of my heart

Photo belongs to the author’s mother and was rightfully stolen from her picture chest

Irish Twins is a term that is used when two children who aren’t twins were born within a year of each other. It was originally used as a slur because Irish immigrants often had children very close together, and many people disapproved. But the term fascinates me. When I use it, I am not trying to cause offense or be disrespectful in any way.

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Melissa Gray

4x top writer. I don't fit in a box, unless it's a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get. Follow me anyway. Mom of 2. Wife of 1. Editor.