• Wed, Sep 19 2012

The Normalness Of Abby And Brittany Hensel Continues To Amaze Me

We’re a few episodes into Abby & Brittany and I’m still completely in awe of the twins. Despite being born permanently conjoined to another person, Abby and Brittany Hensel are determined to have as normal of a life as possible.

On one hand, this is the only life they’ve ever known. It’s not like they made a wish on a star in a Disney movie and woke up attached to each other during one mystical morning in high school. Being together forever and ever has always been normal for them.

On the other hand, they’re surrounded by people who are not conjoined to another person. They grew up with a younger brother and sister who live completely independent lives. So while they make efforts to act like everyone else, they’re not like everyone else — and although they’re fully aware of this fact, it never seems to bother them.

It’s crazy! In a good way. But still, CRAZY!

If I spend more than a few days with one person, I start playing all kinds of passive aggressive games in an attempt to get them to leave me alone. Abby and Brittany fully accept their situation and refuse to let it be an obstacle in their lives.

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  • Elissa

    I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about this show, but now I think I’ll watch next week. Honey Boo Boo, on the other hand…I’m still not sure about that one

  • Carmen Hall

    I love watching Abbey & Brittany, their humor and how they adapt to satuations they come upon. This reality show is so much more enjoyable than most of them. I think they are helping others who find themselves different but wanting to be normal. Keep up the good work girls and look forward to watching more of your shows. Hugs to you both.

  • Kelsey Manning

    Wow Jenni this is…touching. What’s going on out there?

    • Jenni

      Sorry I’m not sorry for having a moment of weakness.