Yep. You read that right. Different night, same shit. Today I picked up the kiddos in the carpool line at school and we headed straight for Feeder's Supply. The guineas needed timothy hay. That's all I went in there for. Timothy hay. 30 minutes and $27.45 later we had timothy hay, a scratching post for the kitties, treats for the guineas, toy mice for the cats, and some catnip for them too. Good thing there weren't any teeny tiny kittens in there or we would have come home with one of those too.
Next we went to Megan's therapy appointment that was at 5 p.m. We were going to stop at Thornton's for a little snack to tide them over until dinner but I noticed Paul's Fruit Market next door and decided to go there. You should have heard the moaning that went on when the girls realized we were getting something healthy instead of the junk at the mini-mart. 4 moaning, complaining, loud girls walking up and down the aisles of the fruit market. 1 bag of popcorn a container of grapes, and a bottle of water later, we walked up to the counter to pay. We usually get a lot of attention just because of the triplets but when you add in the loud moaning, all eyes were on us. Another shining parent moment. I usually try to say something to diffuse the situation. Today I didn't. I just smiled, paid for the stuff and left. Another location where we leave and people just shake their heads and think, "Wow, I'm glad I don't have that many kids."
Megan had her appointment while I went through backpacks, the trio ate, and we watched the Lion King in the waiting room.
After that we went to a really wholesome dinner at...McDonald's. Hey they can't eat healthy all the time. It wouldn't be American.
We drive home, the girls play outside, showers, teethbrushing and bed. All by 8:30. Damn. I sure am something. (said of course with a roll of the eyes and a smirk 'cause Lord knows I'm not perfect)
My Life in a Nut Shell
3 surgeries for Endometriosis, countless medications, and lots of difficult years trying to conceive. We put the medical stuff on hold and decided to work on being parents instead. In July of 2000 we were blessed beyond all measure with a phone call announcing the birth of our daughter, Megan. Megan's birth mother had given birth the day before and was leaving the hospital. We had no warning that Megan was coming. At 4:29 in the afternoon we were a couple, at 4:30 we were parents. Deciding that we wanted a sibling for Megan, we looked into all our options. This time insurance covered IVF. One round and we were blessed with triplets, Abigail, Brigid, and Caroline. Did you know that there is a 70% chance of divorce in families of Higher Order Multiples? Almost two years after the triplets were born my ex-husband and I separated and eventually divorced. During that time both my Mother and Father passed away from cancer. In February of 2007 my sister came to live with us to help out. In December of 2008 she had to leave so now it is me on my own with the girls. In February 2010, Lisa passed away and finally found her own Peace.