Are we missing something here? Why is it that everybody widens their eyes or gasps at the thought of twins, let alone triplets (too bad we don't have quads or quints to really get people frazzled)? Parents who have had four and more children close in age will wave their hands at us to dismiss such a horrible thought. It's funny to here them say we have our hands full. Even parents of multiples will describe endless chaos and misery that have left them exhausted and teary (albeit happy and grateful. . . I guess?). Is there something we should know? Does life suddenly fall apart into 911 mode at a magic age or should it have hit by now? I guess we'll brace ourselves but so far I don't see the big deal. What did we do with our time before three babies? Americans love to brag how busy their lives are and on the verge. Triplets are the way to go although I'm not prejudiced against singletons.
Really, I don't know HOW parents deal with singletons, I mean, how DO they do it (what is it?)? How do they ever get anything done with just one baby? They must have their hands full. . .
We're no saints and the babies get their "night mads" among other things, but I'm not so sure our lives are more chaotic or hectic than families without multiples. I'm not even sure life is harder post-adoption. . . just different. Triplets are not like having thirty babies as one mom suggested and possibly not exactly like 3x one baby, if that makes sense. Although throw in a colicky baby or more and then I can see where it gets scary. Guess we lucked out with three super babies.
My only regret is that they're all leaving babyhood together. They turn one next month and soon will be toddlers. What will we do without triplet babies. . .how will we manage without moments like these. . .