Not gonna lie....still weird that I can actually say 'I know what it's like to have triplets.'
I often think back to my high school & even college days when "family planning" was more about choosing which hot celebrity hunk would be 'my future husband' and whose darling children I hoped my own would resemble. It was more about tearing pictures out of Better Homes and Gardens magazines of awesome children's rooms. You know, the kind with bunk beds and great chalkboard walls? Pictures I would recreate in my own children's bedrooms what with the plethora of money I would have earned from my high paying Editor's job.
In my real life, family planning was considerably less glamorous, as it usually involved a sterile room, a few doctors and some tiny little embryos who carried with them every ounce of hope I had in me that even one would become a heartbeat.
There was not one moment in my life that I ever said to myself, "Wouldn't it be cool to have triplets?" I mean really, does anyone utter those words? I DO remember thinking how great it would be to have twins. That I remember. In fact, I'll even go so far as to admit thinking that I should marry some guy who has twins in his family, since they do not run in mine. But never did I imagine triplets. Heck, I'd never even seen triplets in my real life.
But by golly, I have em now.
And I know em.
And darn, if I don't love em with every ounce of my being.
Even on days like today when there's just not enough me to go around. Days when everyone wants a piggy back ride and everyone wants to sit on the counter and do 'their makeup' and everyone wants to stir the pasta, and everyone wants a push on the slide and most importantly, everyone wants to be held. Somedays I just can't be there for everyone at once. It's frustrating for them and even more so for me.
Sometimes it's hard to be a mom.
And just when I'm at my wit's end (which happens very rarely), they do something like this.
They watch Tangl.ed together in a laundry basket
And they insist on ALL wearing hats at breakfast.
So yeah, I know what it's like to have triplets.
And I wonder if they'll always appreciate what a unique relationship they have.
What a cool life this is. :)