My BFF is the mom of triplets. Yes, triplets. As in three children. Three children who are four years old. When I was pregnant with one, she was pregnant with three. I was only kidding myself when I’d complain to her about my sciatica; this had woman had pregnancy woes x 3.
I witnessed firsthand how being the mom of triplets wasn’t an easy gig. When I was stressing about waking in the middle of the night to feed BooBoo twice, my friend lived like a mombie for the better part of 2 years; fearing when one awoke, the others would follow — which they did.
And then there was the whole being in public thing. Often my girlfriend felt more like a freak show with her triplet stroller that attracted all kinds of unwanted attention. The stares, the glares, the daggers, the comments; it was unreal and often totally rude. Once she moved her gorgeous threesome from a triplet stroller to a three-car choo-choo wagon, the attention and curiosity followed.
While the public has always had a fascination with the science and wonder of multiples, there’s a lot to be said for basic human courtesy. Does the public have a right to toss decency out the window when curiosity is involved?
I asked my friend, along with other parents of multiples on Twitter, for the most offensive things said to them while out with their brood. Brace yourselves.
Are you a mom of multiples? Have any to add?
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