I thought I would talk about one of the small reasons that I love hanging out with my triplet mommy friends.
Actually, to clarify, I love going out, with anyone, well anyone that is fun....Spencer (of course!!), family, moms with lots of kids, moms not a lot of, people with no kids....I'm not picky, I like going out!! But, my triplet mommy friends do rock and have an understanding for some things that moms without a whole bunch of little kids don't always "get".
Last week, I was at Charlie's Mommy & Me class at the park district. Some of the moms were talking about strep throat. I happened to mention that last year all 4 of my kids got strep throat at the same time. Remember that??? I then continued about how *happy* I was when we were at the doctor and all 4 of the strep tests came back POSITIVE!! Talk about killing a conversation. It was silent!!! Everyone just stared at me like they were trying to decide whether or not to call DCFS because it must be some sort of child abuse for a mother to be be HAPPY that all 4 of her kids tested positive for strep.
Ummmm....yeah. Oooops. Thank goodness it was the last class for that session! Maybe I'll never see those women again.
But seriously, these women could not possibly understand how miserable our house would have been for the month that it would have taken for strep to go through all 4 of my kids! And, if they would have continued to re-infect eachother, it could have gone on for longer...we might have still been fighting it now! Yeah, and with my small army of kindergarteners, we could have had an epidemic...at least in the 3 morning kindergarten classes. ;) In a house with 4 little kids, they all get everything that any one of them gets. I don't love my kids any less than those moms because I was happy that my kids had strep that day, instead of 2 weeks from then. In, Out, On with our lives!! Woo Hoo!!!
My triplet mommy friends would be all excited with me about my strep x4 story. In fact, that day, I think that I probably called my triplet mom friend, Mishelle, on the way home from the doctor to share my good fortune. Triplet moms get it!!!