I reached a milestone recently where I can actually tell my toddler twins apart when I talk to them on the phone.
While it isn’t foolproof, it has definitely helped me distinguish with whom I’m speaking.
Since your identical twins’ voices may very well be identical too, the key to hearing the difference is in paying attention before the phone call even happens.
When you are with your twins in person, pay attention to the nuances in speech. You’ll notice that they use different words, vocal mannerisms, intonations, and exclamations.
These are the keys to knowing the twin on the other end of the phone call. It isn’t the sound of the voice but rather what is being said and how it is said.
Pay attention to how your twins sound. Can you tell who is squawking from the other room in the middle of the night? Can you tell who is calling for you from the far end of the house?
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Practice listening and noting the differences between your twins and you’ll be able to identify them like a personal caller ID the next time you talk on the phone.
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