What to do when you can't tell your kids apart? Easy: Number them. In order to identify her quadruplets, a Chinese mother shaved the numbers one through four into their heads. According to Tan Chaoyun, she chose the number system because she was afraid that teachers would not be able to differentiate between the 6-year-old boys. So, she did the teachers a favor and her sons a disservice.
Chaoyun admitted that she and the boys' father struggle to tell which one of their sons is which. At times, their father has disciplined the wrong child out of confusion. The numerical haircuts are a bad look for the boys even as kids, so what are their parents going to do when they grow up? Nobody is trying to start high school with their hair shaved into the #1. Well, unless they just are.