I know this blog is really for the kids - pictures of them, videos about them - all in an effort to help me remember what life was like when they were little and to share with friends and family who find our family interesting. But today I thought I use my blog to share a little about how I'm feeling with 2-year-old triplets!
When the girls were first born they were so tiny. Okay, bigger then "normal" triplets but still quite small. How is that I felt less trapped at home when they weighed all of 5 pounds? Possibly due to the help I had. My mom was here for two months so I always had someone to talk to. The girls transported easily in their great Triple Decker Stroller. Loved that thing. They slept wherever we went. It was easy.
There was nothing easy about the rest of their first year. They were mobile but not enough to make them happy. In order to survive we took the girls out often - to wander Target, grocery shopping, whatever it took - we left the house.
But now no one wants to stay in their stroller, everyone wants to walk and I can only chase so much. So mostly I sit at home. I'm sure some is the cold but I really feel that things are so much harder now then they were. Three temper tantruming two-year-olds.
Conversations I hear during the day:
Julianna: my mommy
Rachel: no my mommy
Julianna: no my mommy
Alyssa: Can't talk but she grunts her intentions pretty well
This usually ends in one or more girls throwing themselves on me or the floor crying - always fun.
Julianna: where are you mommy? where are you?
Mommy: reply with wherever I am
Julianna: where are you mommy?
You get the idea...
The girls aren't really talking yet to each other - Julianna can talk plenty, Rachel is often to quiet to hear and Alyssa still isn't saying much but whenever I hear them giggling or just being quiet I know it means trouble. Usually it means my bathroom is being torn apart - they love my stuff in there - Q-tips, band-aids, toothbrushes and toothpaste - oh they love it. And then mommy's in there cleaning it up.
I know this too shall pass but truly who thought 3 two-year olds were a good idea??!! I know everyone says God only gives us what we can handle and I believe that, I'm just not sure I believe it about myself...