OHMYGAH, what in the world were we THINKING?
The very first thing out of Sarah's mouth, when I told her we bought a motorhome, was, "We're going to live in it, like bums?"
The very first thing out Amanda's mouth was, "We aren't going to stay in hotels and eat free breakfasts?"
The very first thing out of Gregory's mouth was, "Are you going to park it in the driveway and take up all our play space?"
Austin, my favorite child now, said, "WOW! A MOTORHOME!"
Then, despite their complete and total mortification, we drove them to school in it today and dropped them off. They had pulled the curtains so nobody would see them. I'll take them tomorrow in my pajamas and see how they like that.
Misti and her husband and her triplets actually drove the motorhome over to us and dropped it off the night before last. The kids don't get to see each other that often now that they are in school, but they spent the better part of their early childhood together and they went nuts when they saw each other. I'd dare say they've grown up together, sort of like cousins who only see each other once in awhile now.
I used to meet Misti at the mall once a week and we would walk the kids around in their strollers.
We had playdates at each other's homes at least once a week.
We met at parks all through their toddler years.
We've gone on "field trips".
They were in gym class together for 2 years
We've gone out to eat together umpteen times.
We've gone to triplet birthday parties together.
We've gone swimming together.
So imagine my surprise, when at dinner, Gregory said, "Are Mikey, Matt, and Megan triplets?"
"Uh, YEAH! Seriously Gregory, you've been hanging out with them since you were a baby.", I replied in shock, "What did you think they were?"
"I thought the boys were twins and Megan was an extra kid like Austin.", he said.
"The boys are identical twins, but Megan is their triplet sister. They were born at the same time. They're triplets, just like you guys."
"They are triplets. Two are identical and one is fraternal.", I said, trying to explain.
"You know how I know we aren't identical? The girls have braces and I don't.", he said.
Oh, wow, that clears things up.
It's a good thing we're going to go see the United States in a motorhome, since they obviously aren't going to remember ANY OF IT.