Sometimes moms of singletons slap me in the face (ok, not literally). This morning I rushed out of the garage in the stroller as a last resort. The kids would not nap, they were screaming in hysterics and the cleaners who had just arrived were probably ready to call social services. My mood was not pretty and I must have been wearing one of my best bitch faces. Then, this greets me on my trail:
I wish I could have taken a picture from the front but these gals may have thought I was a little weird (cause taking a picture of them from the back is totally normal). They were probably in their early thirties, giggling, wearing make-up, and acting as though life were a breeze. I imagine they would be down at the pool lounging on the steps and fixing their babies hats in about an hour. I couldn’t help but be jealous and think ”That should totally be me!”. This is exactly why I don’t join any mom’s groups (unless all the participants have at least 2 kids under the age of 4).
I almost started to cry since this is a pictorial of what I dealt with all morning:
And this is how I felt:
Oh, and let me remind you what I look like strolling around the neighborhood:
Truth be told, there are some major perks of having triplets which I will delve into in another post. But today I really needed to remind myself of a few of the top reasons why triplets are better than having singletons (we triplet moms do this often..it is a popular topic on our board):
1. Instant celebrity status – Do I ever get sick of hearing how awesome I am and what a saint I must be? Not really. It helps boost my moral when I really need it…like today.
2. In four years, I will be at the pool watching my children play together with a margarita in one hand, a magazine in the other telling my mom-friends how awesome life and children are. In the meantime, their 5-year old will be begging them to play with them, their 2 year old will be climbing up the life guard stand and their infant will be crying and grabbing for their engorged drooping breasts. At this point I will announce “Gosh, why doesn’t everyone have triplets, its fabulous!”
So take that. Maybe I wasn’t smiling this morning but now I am!