All I wanted to do was run to Walmart, get the 7 items I needed. You figure maybe a 30 – 40 minute shopping trip. Right.
Try it triplet style…..
Pull into the parking lot and find a spot where you can park the yacht, I mean van.
It is now 10:00 AM
Take out the triplet stroller open it up.
Take 1st baby out of car seat, buckle into stroller.
Take 2nd baby out of car seat, buckle into stroller.
Take 3rd baby out of car seat, buckle into stroller.
Car drives buy and stops, ARE THOSE TRIPLETS? Yes they are.
Reach into car to get the diaper bag/purse.
ARE YOUR SURE? Yes I was there when they were born.
Start pushing the stroller, car drives next to you. HOW DO YOU DO IT? You just do.
Turn and go up the parking lot aisle car continues to drive next to you. ARE THEY NATURAL? Umm yeah.
Finally get to the front of the store and the car has to turn or run into the building.
Get in the door, grab a cart to pull while push the stroller. Lady stops and stares. ARE THOSE TRIPLETS? Yes the are. ARE THEY YOURS? Yes. ARE THEY NATURAL? Yes. I need to get going. Bye. And start moving.
Walk down the main aisle. A grandfatherly man steps out in front of the stroller so you have to stop quickly to avoid hitting him. ARE THOSE TRIPLETS? Yes they are. ARE THEY YOURS? Yes. Excuse me, I need to get up that aisle. He slowly moves aside.
Maneuver the stroller and the cart around the man to get up the aisle. Retrieve the item, put it the cart and start moving.
A woman pushing a cart turns into the Aisle. Places her cart so you can’t get around. Excuse me. ARE THOSE TRIPLETS? Yes. Please excuse me. ARE THEY YOURS? Yes. Please move your cart. ARE THEY NATURAL? Yes. I need to get going, please move your cart. Reluctantly she moves the cart so you can pass.
Get the stroller and the cart moving so you can head back to the baby section to get the real reason you are there. (Need more diapers of course) A little girl stops in front of you. MOM! LOOK! 3 BABIES! MOM!LOOK!3 BABIES! Sweetheart please move so I can get going. She moves so you can get by. Her mother comes. OH MY WORD! ARE THEY TRIPLETS? Yes. Now please excuse me, I need to get going.
She moves and you FINALLY make back to the baby section to get the diapers and the other things you need back there. Get everything you need (surprisingly without any more interruptions)and start heading toward the front of the store.
Grandmotherly women stop and gawk. ARE THEY TRIPLETS? Yes, as you keep on moving.
Finally get to the check out. Start loading up the cash register belt. Someone stops and shouts across the registers. JESUS! I WOULD KILL MYSELF! Well probably a good thing I am their mother and not you.
Check out and chat with the cashier about how they have grown and she is sorry she doesn’t see them more. Pay, load up the cart.
Get going out the door. Another lady stops in front of me. AREN’T YOU BLESSED! Thank you, we definitely are. She moves out of the way and you are able to get out to the door.
The lady follows you. ARE THEY NATURAL? Yes.
ARE THEY IDENTICAL? Yes and no. WHAT DO YOU MEAN? Well, there is a set of identical twins with a fraternal triplet. WOW I DIDN’T THINK THAT WAS POSSIBLE!
You reach the van. Open the door. The lady is still there staring at you and the babies.
Grab the 1st baby put in van.
Grab the 2nd baby and put in van.
Grab the 3rd baby and put in van.
Babies start walking around the van. Grab purse and diaper bag and throw into van. The lady is still there staring at you and the babies.
Climb into van and get the 1st baby buckled into car seat.
Grab the 2nd baby from playing with the CDs, buckle into car seat
Look around. Find the 3rd baby under the BACK bench seat. Climb out of van, open back door, grab the baby from under the seat. Walk around the van and climb back in. Buckle the 3rd baby into the car seat.
The lady is still there staring at you and the babies. Climb back out of the van. Look at the lady, Do you NEED something? She says. No. I am just amazed how you do it. Roll eyes at her.
Fold up stroller put into van, close door.
Take cart to back of van. Load up van (Remember the door is still open from getting out the 3rd baby.) Close door. Leave cart there because you are creeped out that the lady is STILL there. Walk to the driver’s side, get in start van, lock doors. Wave at creepy lady and pull away.
Time is now 11:45.
That is a quick errand done triplet style.
A fellow triplet mom blogger had this on her blog. So I snagged it! Thanks Cheri!
A Trip To The Supermarket
By: Jeanne-Marie Laubert
Yes, they are mine.
My weight gain and method of reproduction are not your business.
Yes, I have my hands full and you are right I have no free time, which is why I can’t stop to socialize at this moment.
No, I’ve never mixed them up and yes, I’m glad they’re mine and not yours too.
I’m glad to hear that your neighbor or cousin has twins.
It’s nice that your aunt’s brother’s cousin’s niece has a friend that knows a woman with triplets.
Thank you for your compliments, but please no jokes.
I’m quite tired of “What do you do with your free time?” and “Wait ’til they are teenagers!”
I don’t need your pity, but blessing are always welcome.
I hope you don’t find me rude but you are the tenth person to stop me in the last five minutes, and my ice cream is melting.
You may see triple trouble, but I see triple pleasure… and by the way, to tell them apart, I look at them.
Have a nice day.