I've noticed that the questions asked by strangers have changed now that the girls are older. Here's what I am usually asked now:
"Are they triplets?"
"How old are they?"
"Are they identical?"
"What are their names?"
The conversation usually ends with the person commenting on how beautiful the girls are but then adding, "You sure have your hands full," after the beautiful comment. I think the meaning behind that comment has changed a bit now. Do I have to worry about boyfriends in pre-school??
Of course the girls mostly just sit and stare at the strangers. They do warm up a bit faster to women and Anna was actually smiling and saying, "Bye-byes."
Another comment we received from everyone that afternoon was, "I can't believe how well behaved they are. They aren't trying to get out of the stroller and run around." I explained that they have never been out of their strollers in stores. They don't know that this is an option and actually with triplets, it is NOT an option for us. How much shopping would be done with the three of them running around a store? We usually bring the girls a snack and sippies of juice and they are good to go.
We have been trying to teach the girls to hold our hands when they need to and luckily for us, they love to hold hands and walk. This is what we did a few weekends ago at the library and it worked out quite well. Believe me, I'm not opposed to harnesses but for now, hand holding seems to be working well so we are going to stick with that.
That same afternoon, Grammy returned to our house with Frosties from Wendy's. The girls ate most of mine. From what my over-tired brain can remember, the girls have never had a Frosty so it was quite funny to see Anna point to it saying, "Frosty." She picked up on that fairly quick.
Here are some post-Frosty pictures. Allie and Anna.
I thought these pictures were hysterical. Allie was making sure that Elmo could see out the window.