Sunday, March 7, 2010

Isaac the Adventurous

The other day we took the kids to play at the local Y. Thay have this great play tower (think McDonald's Playland, but without the half-eaten hamburgers and half-eaten french fries). All of the boys love it, but Isaac is usually the first to head for the top.

All of the kids can get their fill of climbing, running and chasing each other, and we can manage them pretty well since there's only one slide. It's a big twisting slide, so the boys can't go down alone, but it's also only one escape route for us to block, so it works pretty well.

We rarely dress the boys alike, but we've learned that when we take them out in public to run around and play it makes our job easier if we only have to keep track of one shirt times three, instead of trying to remember what all three are wearing. The downside of that is that it becomes pretty obvious that we have triplets. Inevitably we get questions.

That included a lady who said to me, "So all three of them are twins?"

Amelia was standing there and replied, very matter-of-factly, "When you have three they are called triplets."

Nothing like being corrected by a three year old, is there?

Thanks for taking that one, honey.

After we'd been there about a half hour, I was holding Isaac and chatting with a mom of one of the girls who was in Amelia's ballet class.

She gestured to Isaac and asked, "Now is he your most adventurous one?"

I said that yes, Isaac was pretty fearless. "Why do you ask?" I said.

She smiled. "It's just that 'Isaac' was the only name I heard for the first ten minutes you were here."

I just chuckled. There's no escaping the truth, is there Isaac?

© Trippin' Mama 2010


Angela said...

I love that! I think our Isaac and Kayla are running neck and neck in the "getting your name called" department! Love the same color shirt idea too.

Beth said...

So funny! Will has started answering questions we get in public. He is always polite, so I just let him. It makes me laugh and usually prevents follow-up questions. Who is going to ask a 4 yo how his siblings were conceived?
I guess every group has to have a fearless leader. I was on the phone with a friend and she asked if all of the kids were home. I said, "yeah, why?" She said, "Izzie is the only name you've said this whole time." I just hope this courage serves her well as an adult!

Alysia said...

Ha Ha! As I am reading this all I can think about is how much Ethan and Issac are alike. Also, last summer we decided to go get some ice cream with our neighbors. While we were sitting outside enjoying the nice weather a lady walked up to us and asked if they were quads. Yes, she was refering to Matthew and the trio. What a moron!!!

Christy AKA Trippin' Mama said...

Alysia and Angela, aren't you grateful we've all only got ONE that is so adventurous? :-)

Anonymous said...

Are all three of them twins... snort! I love it.

Sarah@Neoteric.Traditional said...

People ask "some" questions don't they? I love it when the kids are the ones to answer back though!