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My Triplet Ballerinas: Triplet Teenagers! Part 1

Guest Blogger: Megan J.

My triplet ballerinas are my triplet daughters, Makenna Anne, Jaeli Jo and Maysie Jailyn. These triplets will be turning 13 in just a couple months! Teenagers can be tough, especially three girls at once. Their unique bond can’t be denied, but, when they are around each other for too long, they tend to fight more than usual. Their personalities are all quite different so sometimes they clash. The drama between them can be unbearable at times but it is fascinating to see how much they are changing as time goes on, becoming three beautiful young ladies. They won’t admit it, but they are sometimes lost without the other.

Makenna is the most mature by far but with that comes the attitude! It is her way or no way. She wants what she wants, when she wants it, or she gets upset. I have been trying to teach her that if she wants me to go out of my way to do something for her, then she needs to respect my wishes and do things for me when I ask. Makenna used to be so good at helping and keeping her room clean. Now, as a teenager, she has the messy room, and I don’t see her very often. But she has always been very independent and does the best of the three girls at making friends.

Jaeli is my worrier and the most sensitive. This girl worries more than anyone I have ever met. She cares so deeply about what people think and puts herself down too much. Getting her to understand that the world is not against her and she needs to not worry so much has been a struggle, but I think we are slowly getting there. Jaeli has been put into some tough situations that she was afraid of entering, then once she pushed herself and did it, she realized it wasn’t as bad as she thought. Hopefully, as time goes on, she will realize it doesn’t matter what people think about her so long as she stays true to herself.

Maysie is, and probably always will be, my drama queen. Of the three girls, she is also my pleaser. She goes out of her way to make me happy. She usually does what I ask… although sometimes with hesitation. She prefers to be alone and do her own thing. Maysie tries to be carefree most of the time, which I love about her, but she tends to hold in her feelings and then they all come out at once and it is the end of the world! We are working on it though, trying to push her to treat others how she wants to be treated and to show she cares by going out of her way to make others feel special…not just her mom!  

Look for Triplet Teenagers! Part 2 by Megan J. on May 14, 2021

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