Yes. I am not going to lie to you. Having three girls who are all close in age can be tough, but in all honesty, the greatest things in life don't come that easy, right? I like the challenge. I like the controlled chaos. I love it all.
Every Monday, Mairead has dance class. After class, we head over to the local grocery store and do our weekly food shopping. It never fails - I always have at least one person tell me A) my hands are full, B) Ask if they are all mine? or C) Ask if they are twins - The last one really makes me laugh as it is pretty obvious they are NOT twins! I am proud of my girls and how they behave out in public. Usually, Clara is on my back, Lilah is in the cart and Mairead is happily walking. I am lucky as grocery shopping has never been tough for me. The girls like it. They get cheese. They like to look at Lobby the Lobsters. They talk to the Seafood man. They pick out their fruits. We laugh together. And if they're good, they may even get to eat their Dum Dum Lolipop from dance class. I am lucky. Our girls are well behaved, and I love when people recognize that. It makes me feel so good.
Anyways. Back to the hands full topic. So, I just don't get it. Why do people feel the need to make comments about how many children we have? Or how close in age they are? Or get this - if we did THIS on purpose! I am serious about the last one. Geez! What would they think if I told them I'd consider having just one more? Wait, I don't care what people think. It's our business how many children we choose to have. I love our girls. I love the closeness of their ages. It is the best. Children are a blessing, and having siblings teaches children about sharing, friendship and caring for others. What an amazing life lesson for our children!
Having children close in age means one thing. Taking it day by day. It isn't always easy, it won't always be easy, but I will always love my girls. I love spending every day with them. They won't be little forever, and I try to cherish each day we have together. My hands are so full of love. You can't have too much love....