When they were younger I was actually asked a few times if they were twins. Have you ever seen them side by side? It's funny what people ask when they're trying to make sense of what they see.
Megan and Jeran continue to have a close relationship. They bug each other, but they're friends. As they get older, even though they have separate friends, their friends are comfortable hanging out together. They seem to know it's just part of the package.
We've always talked about how "real twins" get to do dating pranks and pranks in school as they get older to fool people. We didn't think that would ever apply to Megan and Jeran, but I think they may have just figured out a prank of their own.
Jeran and Megan are in a big school of about 1500 other students. It's easy not to know everyone. Jeran was in class a few days ago and the following conversation took place:
Friend: Hey, what do you think about dating in 7th grade?
Jeran: Dude. No way!
Friend: What about that tall dark-ish girl you're always hugging?
Jeran: Dude. That's my sister!
But of course in middle school when kids deny romance, it just fuels curiosity. Jeran's prankster brain shifted into overdrive.
After school they were all out front waiting to be picked up. Jeran's friend was with him so Jeran ran up to Megan and gave her a hug.
Freaked out Friend: See! I told you you had a girlfriend!
Megan and Jeran were laughing hysterically, and at that point, even though they continued to claim sibling status, his friend was sure they were lying.
About then I drove up. As Jeran, Megan and the rest of the carpool were piling into the car (still laughing), Jeran's friend came running up to the car.
Still Freaked Out Friend Pounding on My Window: Hey! Are they brother and sister?
Slightly Confused Friend: Oh... Really?
Me: Yes, really.
I have sisters who are identical twins and used to switch dates, take tests for each other, and various other things to take advantage of their twin status. I think Megan and Jeran are just beginning to figure out the possibilities of pranks involving their non-identical sibling status.