It was easier for the preschool to place them in separate classrooms and when kindergarten finally rolled around, it was recommended that we keep them separate because they are, sometimes painfully, shy. Now at eight, I feel like they are old enough to have a well informed opinion. They unanimously voted for separate. Their reasons?
- Kids are always going to think I'm (insert identical triplet's name here.)
- I want my own friends.
- I don't want to do everything with sissies.
It's funny how they desire to be separated at school but at home, I hear a lot of "I don't want to play in the yard unless someone comes with me" and "Will someone play Barbies/doll house/school with me?" or "WAH! No one wants to play with me."
Around the time we were discussing the upcoming school year, Rich and Emily were at church one Saturday afternoon. A little boy approached Emily and said, "Hi, Anna." He was in Anna's class and I'm not sure if he's up to date on the triplet situation but he thought Emily was Anna. And then there was the new kid in Emily's class who, one day at recess, exclaimed, "Emily, why am I seeing three of you?!"