Sunday, May 24, 2009

Just another day.

That is all today is. Another day. My best friend who now lives in New Jersey called me on Friday & asked how I was doing & what I had been up to. I gave her the same answer as always, "Oh, you know. Same ol', same ol'." That is the truth. My day is the same whether it is Monday, Thursday or Sunday. I don't think I really mind but it can be quite repetative. You know that movie Groundhog Day? Yeah, that is my life pretty much. I think I may need to get out more!

Don't get me wrong. I don't mind doing what I'm doing but maybe getting a babysitter every once in a while & getting out w/ Todd would be a good thing. We did that on Wednesday night & it felt fantastic! We met up w/ my parents for dinner, after the kids went down for bed. I really enjoyed having a margarita & laughing uncontrolably w/ my family.

See, this is the part of life where having triplets really does limit you. I know there are mommies out there that do take their triplets out on a regular basis & a big part of me wishes I was that brave. I'm alone 75% of the day w/ the kids. By the time Todd gets home, we have our nightly walk, baths & then bottles/bedtime.

I do have friends that come over & visit, Sheila is our most often visitor & she is always up for a trip out & about. I need to do it more often. I need to get out w/ the kids. Not only for me, for them. Our day is very routine & that is ok but we need to see some of the world, don't we?


* The Mom said...

It's hard for us to get out of the house with three kids and they aren't all the same age!! One of them is a 13 year old who helps out A LOT! So I understand how hard it must be for you. It's not easy, but it is well worth it. GET OUT!! DATE NIGHT is calling!!!!! Oh....and more Margaritas. ;D

OMG Triplets said...

Our triplets are almost 7 months old. I JUST started to venture out by myself with the three of them. It's a lot of fun.....but they aren't older yet like yours. I put the girls in the double stroller and hold one on my carrier in front of me. You have to get out - not only for yourself but for your kids too. Do you have a multiples club in your area? I am fortunate enough to have one and we get together and go places with the kiddos. It's a great opportunity to get out of the house AND the other mommies are great help with the kiddos too! Good luck! I've been following your blog since last year. You are a wonderful mommy!!!

Jen said...

Astrid, I am in the same boat. I am working hard on trying to get out more on my own. My fears probably hold me back more than anything. I am working on it in baby steps. It does feel good tho when you are able to get out with the kids or your hubby. We need to work on a date night too. Anyways, you are not alone!
proud mommy of ALex, Liz and Zach

Anonymous said...

You need to set your fears aside and try taking them out by yourself. It will do you and them great good. I have always beleived if you do not take your children out and teach them how to behave in public how will they ever learn? You and your husband could take them out together. To the park, zoo out to eat etc. You will love it and so will they. So many places are kid friendly and so many people have children. We take our 4 out to eat at least once a week and it is not the McDonald's or fast food it is to sit down wait a little restaurants. Try it you might be pleasently surprised. Good Luck!

Surviving Triplets said...

I totally agree that we need to get out for the kids' sake. It IS important for them to learn how to behave in public & the times I have taken them out, they have been very well behaved, thank God. I think it is more of getting stuck in the same old routine & being comfortable rather than testing limits which is so unlike me. I use to test limits all the time. I just think I am stuck in a rut but I'll get out of it. No worries!


Adi said...

I was about to say that... A routine really makes the days blend in together. Yours is probably worse than mine since you have triplets, but my days mesh together alot since M is on a strict sleeping schedule. Oh the joys of being a mom.

But don't let it get you down. I bet when they hit 3 or 4 you'll be taking them places all the time!

Kelly & Joe said...

I think "date night" is so important. I don't know what time your kids go to bed, but we usually have a sitter come right as we're putting the triplets down to bed at 7:00. That way, I don't have to worry about 1 person taking care of 4 kids. There's still time to catch the 8pm show! Take care! said...

Just wanted to say your LO's r soo cute.
I dont blame ya for being nervous about taking them out. I only have one baby and at times I am nervous about going out with him.

Good luck and they are adorable!

oh I have a small mommy board I would love to invite ya to

mpannek said...

Hi Astrid! I had to laugh at your Groundhog Day comment. YEP... that's me!!! My trio just turned 17 months, and as long as I keep them in the stroller I can manage with them just fine. Once they are 'free', I'm doomed. I can't keep up. I also am a complete 'germ-o-phobe' and am always worried about someone picking up a bug somewhere. I know... I need to relax... I just can't deal with vomit. I have 5 boys and a husband that catches everything... 6 boys, LOL! I've been trying to take them to various places. I have to stick to places with wide aisles because all the little arms like to grab things... especially tags on clothing! Good luck with your outing. Keep us posted!

Oh - and as far as taking them out to a nice sit down restaurant... well, we might try again when they turn FOUR! We used to have no problem with them but we tried it a couple of weeks ago. Arms were flying everywhere... napkins flying... food flying... silverware flying... drinks spilling... I had stacks of plates in my lap, we had all the menus, ketchup, etc. stacked on the window sill. It was so bad my husband grabbed 2 babies and went to the car without even touching his food. I stayed at the table with one baby & my 2 older boys and finished our meal. It is funny to think about it now, but it was a disaster!

Lori said...

Just wait until they are really ready for one nap. You are only a few months away. It is so much easier to get out when they don't take a morning nap.

It really does get easier to get out as they get older. Also, the more you take the kids out to eat the better it gets. We took the kids out the first time a week before they turned one. We haven't looked back since. We eat out all the time and most of the time my kids are very well behaved. They know what is expected of them because we take them out regularly.

I'm alone with my kids for a week at time. Eventually you realize you just need to get out once in a while to keep your sanity. I would try to set yourself a goal to get out with the kids once a week. The more you do it the easier it gets.

Barb B. (mommy to 11moth old triplets) said...

I just had to laugh at the last picture cause it looks exactly like my living room. We have all the same toys!!! Too cute and funny! You kids are adorable.

Leslie said...

I agree with you 100%. It does not make me happy to hear you say things like, "same old thing different day..." every time I call. All it does is make the wheels in my head start turning and thinking that you are getting depressed. I know you are a busy girl, but please don't forget to make time for your friends...especially the ones who live in NJ that miss you so much! Love ya girl! XO