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.