Aug 31, 2008

Super duper mom














I am getting so brave in my goldening mama years. Such a seasoned parent I am becoming. Somewhere inside of me I finally found the courage to start venturing out in public, alone, except for the triplets. I even took them grocery shopping--twice now. First time after the store, I got tired, nervous, I thought we should go home, but I kept going and even strolled the mall and dined at the food court with triplets in tow (gosh, how mom-like of me). I swear the boys behaved better that day than they normally do when both Jerry and I share the experience. The trick is, I had two securely strapped in the double stroller (and never let them out) and Bereket in my sling, and a leash for when he finally wanted to run free, and an endless stream of granola bars (kids and dogs aren't much different). Those grocery carts do not work for us; my boys slip out of the belts and stand up to jump into my arms. I guess my back up plan, in case the boys do get free and run wild, start yelling security!

The second time I had Tsega and Bereket strapped in (Tsega always and Bereket was getting spoiled and wild being the free one) and little Sira sat on top of the double. He was great, but remember, never let go of stroller or the heavy top weight will tip it backwards.

Of course I must look the sight! I just put this face on that says: hey, I’m cool, nothing going on here, having so much fun, under perfect control, *yawn*. Most people walk by us with the same nonchalance: I don't see anything unusual, no, I'm not staring. I love it when little kids blurt out to mom: Mom! Look at all those babies! Really, this is a break through for me.

Now you are laughing and shaking your heads (especially you Chicago folks--you know who you are you cupcake freaks, always going cool places!). Poor lady, never gets out, cooped up with triplets, what a wimp. Or, poor baby boys, stifled by that crazy hermit mom and stuck in Kansas. You'd think many acres of country would be enough to entertain three small boys, even though it ain't enough for one coon hound (our lovely Clementine). Truth is, the boys always want to go somewhere in the van, anywhere. And since it makes naps go dreamily along, let's go the park. Anything to avoid grumpy faces.

10 comments:

MotherMotherOcean said...

I can imagine what a chore it is to get everyone into one car and go somewhere. The park sounds like a safe trip. looks like the boys had fun.

Jon said...

it's overwhelming for me sometimes. jon was out of town this past week, and i broke down and did the mall food court thing for the first time ever. i guess i've hit the next mom milestone. (the last one was being puked on)

Mark and Sarah said...

Ooh, Cindy--are you are a super cool and brave mama. I only have 2 boys (both under 2 mind you), but find it daunting to go anywhere alone too...much less the grocery store. Whew!! too many things to tempt there! Sounds like a good turning point for you...the world is your oyster!

Dani said...

Good for you girl getting out!
I couldn't imagine having 3 to try and contain at any given moment. I know 2 is hard enough, no choice here though, DH is deployed quite a bit. I've spent 95% of my time alone since they been a year old. So I get to practice alot and I got brave quick.
It's hard keeping toddlers entertained period no matter how much room they have to roam and keeping three happy all at once....? YIKES!
Cute video of them playing ring around the rosies.

Sarah said...

Kudos to you, mama!! I can hardly manage my three of varying ages when we grocery shop or do anything else. I really think between these adventure outings and your excellent humor on the blog you win mom of the year for sure. Come visit us cupcake freaks, I mean Chicago folks sometime!!

Shannon said...

I love those rainbow tights! I always enjoy seeing your beautiful boys. I am dreaming of adopting from Ethiopia in the future. I have an 18 month old Guatemalan princess at home right now.

Blessings,
Shannon *emeline's mommy*

Melissa said...

This is totally unrelated to your post, but where did you get those sweet rainbow socks for your boys? When (if) you have time could you email me? melissaharmsma@gmail.com
Thanks!

Lauren said...

Omg I think I'm diabetic now after viewing this blog post!

Life in Fitzville said...

Do you guys have a triple stroller? I don't have triplets, but had a pack of kids right in a row, and the triple stroller was awesome! I think it was a J. MAson.. but it was t in a line, so it wasn't the wide kind, and it folded up easy and fit in our van. I could whip that baby out one handed!

Andrea said...

YAY mom! Gosh the boys are getting so grown up looking. So handsome!