Sympathy & Stating the Obvious
"Better You Than Me!"
The folks who proclaim "they cannot imagine," despite their words to the contrary, are actively imagining ... inaccurately. Try to be kind to those who dispense these two pithy, but empathy-implying, pronouncements. Whereas it would be much more pleasant to hear, "What an incredible responsibility it must be to have two infants. I truly admire you," people don't find quick "wit" in compliment. Try to listen between the lines.
"I'm So Sorry!"
If there were any validity to these oft-doled expressions of sympathy, Hallmark would place "New Twins" cards in the "Get Well/Sympathy" aisle as opposed to the far more applicable "Congratulations" department. When someone consolingly extols God to bless me, I cannot resist responding with the obvious, "He already has ... twice!"
"You Sure Do Have Your Hands Full!"
The accuracy of these comments is undeniable. You have two hands, and two babies. Your hands are full! You are busy. (You are forced to wonder if these folks are the same individuals who make similarly obvious statements on the weather just to start up conversation. You know the type -- "Hot enough for you today?")