The suit, friends, was made by Swim Solutions. Swim Solutions? Seriously? This is where I am in my life right now? I need a “solution” to my swimming “problem?”It’s like my husband is going to holler, “Hey, the kids and I are going swimming; come join us,” and my response will now have to be, “Oh, that sounds terrible. What a predicament. Oh wait, I think I have a solution,” as I pull on my bathing suit.
If you are one of my mom friends and you notice me getting quiet during a discussion, you know something is very, very wrong. Because if you know me, you know I love to talk and it’s hard to get me to shut up. Add in a glass of wine or two at one of…Continue Reading “4 Conversations I Can’t Have Because I’m a Triplet Mom”
This here is my minivan, Bertha. Ain’t she purdy? She looks like a Bertha, right? If she were a person I imagine she’d be in her mid 60’s with big fluffy grayish white hair that curls away from her face. She’d be chubby wear cardigans and comfortable brown shoes. Sometimes she’d be a little grouchy…Continue Reading “I Hate My Minivan, But I Also Love My Minivan”
Warning-this post is not for those with a weak stomach since I delve into my feelings on the stomach bug. Be warned-it is a descriptive and bodily fluids heavy post. A new milestone – a new puking milestone – has occurred in my world. I was pretty convinced that by the time my children…Continue Reading “Thoughts on the Stomach Bug”
Yesterday afternoon Vivian came running up from the basement and breathlessly told me that she saw a bug. “Ok honey,” I said, grabbing the paper towels, “show me where you saw it.” She didn’t want to go. She made me carry her and squeezed me tighter and tighter as we got closer to the couch…Continue Reading “Eek! A Mouse!”
Dear Mr. Soanso and Mrs. Whasername, I’m just going to lay it out bluntly for you. I suck at December. Honestly, I’m barely holding together in general, but when you toss a major holiday and three birthdays in there? I’m barely functional. So teachers, I would like to formally apologize for the following: For…Continue Reading “A Letter of Apology to My Kids’ Teachers this December”
I have a big family and I came from a big family. It’s not quiet in my home. It wasn’t quiet in my home growing up. When I was a kid the TV would be on in one room, maybe a radio on in another, a wrestling match that almost always ended with a broken…Continue Reading “How I Learned to Love the Chaos of My Big Family”
When I first learned that I was going to be a mom of triplets, my biggest fear was that we would be like some freak show and get stopped all the time and barraged with questions and comments. Actually, that was like my 7th biggest fear after: Will the babies be healthy? How long…Continue Reading “What to Say (or Not to Say) to a Mom of Triplets: a 3 Part Guide”