Monday, May 10, 2010

Our first playdate!

This morning the Fab Four finally got to play at a friends' house like normal kids do. These particular friends, however, are far from normal—Kenny, Emma, and Grace are 16-month-old triplets!

Their mother Megan and I met when we were both new residents of the high-risk L&D unit at St. V's, but our real friendship began when we reconnected at a Moms of Multiples get-together. Since that night, Megan and I have exchanged countless e-mails about schedules, sleep problems, feeding ideas, and discipline. Having a friend like her—someone who has multiples the same age as mine and knows exactly what I'm going through—has helped keep me sane, and I know that she feels the same way about me.

Me and Megan at the last MoMs get-together
Unfortunately for me, the Megans (as Ted calls her family) are moving away later this week. In light of our shared experiences, Megan and I felt that it was only right for her trio and my foursome to meet each other before the big move, so she rearranged her schedule just to make it possible for us to come over for a last-minute playdate.

I was a little apprehensive as to how the Fab Four would react to the new surroundings and the other children, but it turns out that I had no reason to worry. They got along great with the triplets—although the boys were pretty much loners and Lucy was a little shy, Dahlia got in a quite few hugs and kisses with Emma and Grace! There were lots of toys to keep everyone busy, and my kids loved running around and exploring the big basement that serves as the triplets' playroom.

Seven sets of busy hands

Due to our schedule, we could spend only a little more than an hour with the Megans. We were all having such a good time that the minutes flew by, and everyone (including the mommies) was sad when it was time to go. I really wish that we could do it again soon—keep in touch, Megan!

Triplet and quad buddies, together at last!
(left to right: Kenny, Grace, Emma, Lucy, Dahlia, Isaac, and Jude)


Megan said...

Of course I LOVE this post! I'm so sad that we can't do it every week, but I WILL figure out a way to make this happen again. I need more pictures of those hugs and kisses!

Megan said...

Oh, and "the Megans" made me laugh out loud!

Christy AKA Trippin' Mama said...

Can't believe you managed a pic of all seven of them together! Looks like you all had a blast.


Suzy said...

Christy, it wasn't too hard ... they loved the novelty of sitting on that bench. Jude was really the only troublemaker, trying repeatedly to escape. This was my best shot, but Megan got one where they're all seated. :)


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