The top comments we hear while out and about have evolved as the girls have become older. Here are the top five comments as of late:
- OHMYGOD! Are those triplets?
- They are so cute/beautiful/adorable.
- They are so well behaved.
- How old are they?
- Are they yours?
So let's focus on the behavior thing. Now, I'm going to compare my girls to other kids. They have never smeared poop on anything. They have never climbed over gates. They gained full access to the bathroom when we started potty training them and we have never had an incident. We have never had a public temper tantrum and any fits that we have witnessed at home have been so minor compared to what they could be.
The girls could easily climb up onto the chairs for the kitchen counter but they never did. Until a few weekends ago, that is. It is funny because Rich and I have had conversations here and there about all the stuff that the girls could do but don't.
I had Emily sitting up in the chair next to me a few weekends ago. I've done this many, many, many times in the past. But for the rest of the weekend, whenever I turned around. She had climbed up into a chair and was sitting at the counter. Which isn't a huge deal but it now means that no one can leave any scissors or the like sitting unattended up there.
And then Allie wanted some crackers. She brought the box over to me and I asked her if she could wait a little bit because dinner was going to be in a short bit.
Well, she plopped down onto the floor and open the box herself. Finally, some independence.
Although, I keep seeing this.
(And that nail polish remover never left my sight.)