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My Triplet Ballerinas…Turning 11

Guest Blogger: Megan J.

My triplet ballerinas are my daughters, Makenna Anne, Jaeli Jo and Maysie Jailyn.

The triplets will be turning 11 in just a few short days. We always hope it gets easier as they get older, but that never happens. It just becomes “different”. The struggle is still there, just in a different way. The girls are no longer “girls”, they are becoming young ladies in more ways than I can count.

We still struggle with the social aspect of being a multiple. They have trouble connecting with others, and when they are by themselves, they feel like a part of them is missing, especially the identical twins within the triplets. Makenna, my fraternal triplet, has always been very independent and does the best at making friends. She has even commented to me, “Mom, I don’t feel like a triplet. I feel like they are just my sisters.” She says it does not bother her when we occasionally call Jaeli and Maysie, “the twins.”  Their unique bond can’t be denied. Although, when they are with each other for too long, they tend to fight more than usual. They won’t admit it, but they are lost without the other. Once they go to middle school next year, I am hoping they separate a bit and try to find out who they are on their own and not depend on the other so much.

Another struggle we are having is them simply becoming little women. The girls are obsessed with make-up, jewelry and clothing. I must constantly remind them to pick up after themselves, because I am finding earrings and bracelets all over the house or their bathroom counters are covered in make-up dust. I am also wondering when I am going to need to have “the talk” with the three of them. I pray I can hold off for a couple more years. Let them be little for just a while longer.

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