March 30, 2008

You've Got Your Hands Full!

Somehow the American population has been trained to say "You've got your hands full" whenever they see multiples. Invariably, 95 out of 100 people say this to us in public. It used to be that the babies weren't that big of a deal and we would respond by saying "It's pretty easy actually." I used to take pride in telling people that we have the art of raising triplets mastered. Over the past couple months we have begun to face the challenges of parenting three children. It's not so much that we have triplets, but that we have three kids. When you have three kids they have bouts of kicking, screaming, fighting, and tantrums. Sometimes this happens in public. Parents who have multiple kids of different ages tend to get disapproving stares, we get reminded that our hands our full. Somedays, I feel like saying "No (insert expletive here)!"

Our kids are nothing short of wonderful, don't get me wrong, but I usually write this blog at the end of the day. Their personalities, however, are starting to show through. Most of the time it is funny and cute. Other times I see foreshadowing of the "terrible twos". Nonetheless, life couldn't be better. The babies actually play and interact so much more now. Niklas actually plays catch, and can throw a ball right back to me. He actually has a pretty good arm. I have noticed that it's looking like all 3 kids are going to be lefties, how weird is that? The pictures below are from inside a little tunnel that Greta bought for them. She picked this up along with a little tent at Ikea and the kids think it's awesome. The last picture is of the "Snow Easter Bunny" that Greta built during her time off last weekend.



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now you need to homeschool them and see the wonderful comments people come up with! I look so forward to Sunday nights when I can see how your week went. It gave me some cheer as I'm feeling sorry for myself while Steve, Nancy, Kelsey and my parents just arrived at a beautiful condo in Orlando. I wouldn't trade Michigan in March for anywhere. (Just kidding!) If I said it once, I'll say it a million times, THOSE BABIES OF YOURS ARE SOOOOO CUTE!!! Lisa D.

The Buckley Family said...

The comment I love is, "better you than me" - I reply with "I think so!".

The tunnel looks like a lot of fun, I will definitely have to remember that!

Meva said...

I've not seen anything better than this video that catches what going out with triplets is like...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GE6zQ8FWok

I'm thinking of starting up a "You've got your hands full" college donation bucket on outings.