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Multiple Births: What Will People Say When You Take Your Triplets Out In Public?

April 5, 2011 by Kimberly O'Bannon  
Filed under Positive Parenting

Your triplets are finally big enough to be out in public.  You’re so excited to take them for a walk in your triplet stroller.

Do you have the diapers, multiple diaper bags, the bottles and the blankets?

Yes . . .

Did you remember your sense of humor?

Why?

You ask.

Well, when you have  multiple births, it seems as though many people think they are allowed to stop you and interrogate you about your beautiful babies.  And ask some of the most silly  and sometimes personal questions . . .

It came as quite a shock to me to get some of the questions I did when I took my girls out in their stroller.

Okay, I admit that a 4 chair, stadium seating stroller is quite the sight to behold.  Really, did they have to ask the questions they did?

What are some of the silliest questions about multiple births you can expect when taking your babies out? (What I wish I had said is in parenthesises)

Are those all your children?(Nope, I just went though the neighborhood to collect four screaming children to take to the grocery store for fun?!)

Are they all natural? (No, my husband and I spent a fortune creating four robot babies.)

You must have your hands full.” (That may be the understatement of the century!)

Do they have the same father? (That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.)

They can’t be all the same age because they are not the same size. (That will be news to their pediatrician.)

Are they all girls? Two look like boys. (Really?  I thought the four pink dresses with pink bows in their hair would identify them as girls.)

Are you the nanny? (Nannies don’t have this many circles under their eyes, and usually don’t bear a very close resemblance to the babies.)

And then there are the questions that are just too personal to mention in a blog.  (Yikes! I don’t even discuss that subject with my own mother!)  I should have gotten a distant look in my eyes, pasted on a BIG smile, and walked quickly away whistling a happy tune to end those discussions with strangers.

For a better understanding and an even funnier explanation, I found a You Tube video that pokes fun at the silly and personal questions people ask moms of multiples.  

Moms of Multiples Are Freaks Of Nature.

Whether the questions crop up from your kids, your family or from perfect strangers it’s important to keep your sense of humor when raising multiples.  

A smile or a laugh can turn a potential tragedy into a joyful experience.  Whether it’s spilled milk or the silly and sometimes rude personal questions of strangers, strive to make it fun!

Don’t feel like it’s fun?  Then put on your best BIG smile and “Fake it ‘til you make it.”  Sometimes the feeling of joy and fun comes after you smile and make that decision to have a good time.  

Your kids may take their cues from you.  Here’s a simple secret to raising happy multiples I learned. . . “Mom’s smile can be infectious!

For more fun insights into caring for and raising children of multiple births, get my FREE newsletter with the FREE Report “Top 5 Tips to Prepare for Twins, Triplets or More..

To Your Abundant Life with Multiples,

Kimberly O’Bannon
Ambassador of Positive Parenting, www.howtoliveonpurpose.com
Founder, TipsForMomsOfMultiples.com
AKA MultiMommy

P. S. If you have a funny comment someone said to you regarding your multiples, please share them in the comments section below.

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