#1- I wouldn't actually answer most questions this way. These are just responses I *wish* I could give sometimes.
#2- If you are a friend of mine, I am not annoyed if you've asked me these questions. But, when random strangers stop me in the grocery store when I am clearly busy wrangling my crew and in a hurry, that's when these answers run through my head.
Random Stranger: Are those triplets?
RS: Are you sure?
M: Pretty dang sure. I clearly remember seeing three babies on the ultrasound, and saw three babies get taken out during the c-section.
RS: Did you know you were having triplets?
M: We knew we were having multiples when I was 8 days pregnant. (This is true!)
RS: Do triplets run in your family?
M: Yeah, they run all over the place. Can't you tell?! Hey, kid! Get over here!
RS: Are they natural?
M: No, we plug them in at night. They are robots.
RS: No, I mean, did you do fertility treatments or were they spontaneous?
M: Why do you want to know? (This is actually a good answer. Sometimes people are curious because they have been dealing with infertility, and I am happy to answer any and all questions about that.)
RS: Oh, I was just curious.
M: Yes, we tried for about 2, 2 1/2 years to get pregnant and needed some assistance. Let's talk about your sex life and medical history now!
RS: Are they all from the same father? (yes, I have been asked this!!)
RS: They are so cute! Are they all identical?
M: Well, I have two girls and one boy...
RS: So, are they?
M: You obviously failed biology, didn't you? A boy and a girl can't be identical. Remember that line from "Kindergarten Cop"? "Boys have a..."
RS: Oh, ha ha. Right. I meant, are the girls identical?
M: Have you looked at them at all?! One girl has blonde hair and one has brown hair. You tell me.
RS: You have your hands full.
M: Yes. Yes, I do. I'm so glad you stopped me and my full hands to tell me that!
RS: If I had triplets I would kill myself! (Yes, I've heard this one, too.)
M: Did you really have to say that in front of my 7 year olds?! What are they supposed to think when they hear that?!
RS: How do you do it?
M: One day at a time, and with a lot of help from The Lord. (I actually say this.)
How many of you multiples mamas can relate?
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