Ok, this is 1 topic that needs to be discussed b/c the reality of the situation is that people can say some really STUPID CRAP! Sorry, I don't mean to be rude but all I ask is that you not treat us like a freak show which is what normally happens. Please excuse the sarastic remarks. Sometimes they make it out of my mouth in time, sometimes they stay in my head. Here are some comments we have recieved while out & about...
"Are they twins?" ~ Well, um...no. Can you count? There are THREE BABIES!
"Are they identical" ~ Hmmm...can boys & girls be identical? I thought they had different private parts!
"Are they natural?" ~ Uh...well, they are human, yes. They are not aliens & I hope they aren't plastic!
"That is just NOT normal!" ~ WHAT? Who do you think you are? It is completely normal in MY WORLD to have 3 babies. Sorry, we don't fit your definition of 'normal'.
"I'd shoot myself!" ~ Here, let me get you the gun!
"God bless you!" ~ Yes, He did.
"Better you than me." ~ Apparently so, we have enough love to go around.
"You have your hands full!" ~ Yes, & our hearts.
"Do you watch that show...you know, the 1 where they have like 8 kids?" ~ You mean Jon & Kate Plus 8? Not really. You see, I have TRIPLETS, not SEXTUPLETS. Besides, just b/c I had 3 babies at 1 time doesn't mean I am a fan of the show. This is ALWAYS 1 of the 1st questions!
Not only do we get these strange comments but people want to talk to us for ever. The problem, I am trying to run an errand & only have so much time to do it in. Please respect that & understand that I will not sit & talk for 10-15 minutes. Us HOM (higher order multiple) families really appreciate nice comments & not being followed around.