An anonymous father took to Reddit to get help from other parents on how to tell his year-old twin boys apart. He says he and his wife can’t tell the kids apart and have been marking their arm everyday so they know which is which. He and the missus are so desperate, that he’s considering getting one of his kids inked.
Before you go calling child services, this man and his wife have a very good reason. One of his sons has a serious medical condition and has to get medication every four hours. “The twins were at Grandma’s and after a bath rubbed off the text, Grandma accidentally gave Aaron’s medication to Adam,” the father writes. “Adam ended up very sick and Aaron in hospital for a week. This is a serious, extreme situation and I don’t want to take this risk again. We have had other mix-ups with the boys but it has never wound up this bad.”
Aside from tattooing, the dad says they’ve tried nail polish, bracelets, anklets, specific colors of clothes for each boy but they want a more permanent solution. Fellow Redditors sympathized with their situation and wrote about other parents of twins they knew getting a small dot on the bottom of one boys foot. No word yet on what the parents have decided to do.