[Side note: Why are there so many discussions/comments over whether or not twins/triplets should wear identical outfits but no one cares about the families with kids of different ages dressed in exact identical outfits? I never understood that.]
For the most part, I don't buy three of the same anymore. I do here and there if I see something I know all three will like (and fight over) or if there's a sale that's too good to pass up. It seems like more often than not, the girls are not with me when I'm shopping for them. I wanted to check out a few stores at the outlet mall this weekend and no one wanted to go with me. The girls have a few jean jackets that they like to layer over outfits in the winter and wear as jackets in the spring/fall. Those jackets are tiny now but they still fit - sizes 5 and 6. (They are almost 10 years old!) I wanted to size up to 7/8 for the upcoming spring. "We'll like whatever you get us."
Anna likes to dress out of her sisters' closets and it drives them insane. There are a variety of excuses as to why she does so but none of them add up. (Personally, I think she just likes to push their buttons.)
I walked into Emily's room the other day to find a note on her bureau.
I know, I know. Wait until they're teenagers.
So who gets what when I shop? I usually show them what I bought and they haggle with each other. Sometimes it's civilized, sometimes not.