Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Special Day

Being a triplet (or any multiple) can be a challenge because you share everything, including your birthday!!!  In college, I babysat for a family with three adopted children.  They celebrated the day each one of them joined their family and called it their day (for example, Caroline's Day).  It was their special day.  I remember asking what A's Day was  & I can still hear 4 year old A saying, "I get to pick the breakfast, the lunch, and the dinner" in her sweet little voice.  I loved this idea & now do something similar!

Our triplets came home from the hospital weeks apart from one another. SO.... the day they came home from the hospital is their SPECIAL DAY!!!  We try to do something really special on that day.  Now that they are older, I think we may start having mini-gatherings or mini birthday parties on each of their days.  It is a wonderful tradition & they all love THEIR day!:)

On each child's day, they choose something special for us to do, whether it be a night out or a special dinner.  When one daughter was just 4, she planned a cookout for her special day!  It changes a bit year to year, but the point is that each child feels special!!!

4 comments:

Preppy Pettit said...

So sweet! My twins came home together. How was it having babies home and babes in NICU?

I have thought about spliting up birthdays, but honestly, they are so close.

P.S. Totally hooked on your train B-day idea, but no train close to us!

Henley on the Horn said...

It was so HARD having babies in two places. Heartbreaking!!! Could you do the Polar Express party w/ pjs & cocoa without the train? I can't believe there isn't a train close to DFW!

Preppy Pettit said...

I tagged you

The 5 Bickies said...

I don't have multiples but I love this idea!