Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Let me super size that playgroup, please.

8 x 3 = 24

24 kids ranging from 6.5 months old to 27 months old. Oh. My. God.

The experience was incredible & for just a couple of hours, I felt like every other SAH mommy out there that goes to playgroups on a regular basis. Just call this one super sized. The playgroup started at about 9:30 & ended by 12:30. Just about 10:30, we had everyone in the house at the same time. Chaotic is a good way to describe it BUT fun & enjoyable! Sure, we had a couple of baby meltdowns but not enough to drive anyone to the brink of insanity. I think maybe next time I will serve wine instead of coffee, LOL!

I think that we all felt the same way. We were finally surrounded by other people that understood what it was like to be a mommy of 3 babies at one time. Please don't take this the wrong way but even w/ twins, you still have enough arms to go around. Once you pass that threshold, things are a bit different. You can grab 2 but what about the 3rd? Luckily we all helped one another. 2 mommies even fed their babies over here. No worries b/c other mommies helped w/ the feedings as well. It was an awesome show of teamwork!

The mommies that came were Carrie (Emma, Elizabeth, & Emily), Lynn (Tommy, Tabitha, & Zoe), Anna (Hudson, Tobin, & Skyler), Susan (Ava, Mia, & Andrew), Jennifer (Mollie, Elise, & Preston), Kerra (Hannah, Aiden, & Olivia), and Marie (Ava, Trevor, & Chloe) as well as ourselves.

There were only 3 sets of triplets at this moment.

Miss Lynn watching the babes play.

One of the triplets from the oldest set & the 3 from the youngest set together.

Kerra surrounded by babies!

Kerra's diaper bag was being enjoyed by many, especially Gabi & Ian.

These last 2 pictures show just how crowded it got in the living room! This was when all 24 kids were here along w/ 9 adults!

This is the real life of a mother of triplets.


Andrea said...

all i can say is WOW...great job to ALL the moms who braved this experience and pulled it off!

Susan said...

We had so much fun and can't wait to do it again!

Jen said...

Very cool! What a great feeling it must have been to be surrounded by others that go thru the same thing you go thru daily. How exciting for the kids! Way to go mommies!
proud mommy to BGB
Alex, Liz and Zach

Amy Missey said...

That's so great! I need to just suck it up and give it a try with our trio--the sheer number of kids overwhelms me, but I'll be the support more than makes up for it.

Texas Gal said...

I am cracking up at your comment about not having enough arms for 3 -- because I said that on the phone today with you and had not read this post! Soo true, though... I know we have talked before about how you have to make 2 trips upstairs to get them to bed.

On another note -- KUDOS to you for throwing what looks to have been an awesome playdate! :D Fun times!

The Marquarts said...

wow! that's a LOT of triplets in one room! COOL!

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