First, a bit of background: I am biracial and my husband's family hails from Eastern Europe (the former Yugoslavia/Croatia, to be exact). Surprisingly to us, as it seems to be to many others, this gave us a mixed bag of kids. Oh genetics, you're so fun! On top of this we started having kids in our teens and had them all close together. We're not exactly your modern standard American family.
1) "Are they all yours?" / "Are they adopted?"
Yes they are all mine. No, I carried and birthed all 5 of them.
2) "Do they all have the same father?"
Yes. They are all, every last one of them, biologically my husband's.
3) "But you look so young!" / "How old are you?"
We are. We started at 17 and had all 5 by the time we were 23/24. We're currently 28.
4) "Are they twins?"
Mable and Olive? No. But they are close in age- 14 months apart. Birdie and Poppy? Yes. Bi/multiracial couples can have what some refer to as black-white twins or mixed twins. Birdie and Poppy are similar to some other twins out there that pulled from different sides of the genetic soup.
And no, they aren't identical (yes, we actually get asked this. Twin moms, you know what I'm talking about).
5) "You have a lot of kids! You do know what causes that, right?"
Oh yes! We're quite good at it, actually, and very much enjoy it.
6) "Are you done?" / "Will you try for a boy?"
As far as we can tell we are done. But, of course, it's not just up to us. The last time we tried for a boy we got twin girls. Message received.