Just so you know,
I STARTED this Tell All Tuesday post
on Tuesday, right before midnight,
I'm calling it Tuesday!
Last week my daughter Taylor and I
were talking about someone that had
two babies within a year of each other.
I said they were called
Then Taylor, because she is VERY
technical and factual
wanted to know
the EXACT definition
for Irish Twins.
The term “Irish twins” is used to describe two children born to the same mother and father within 12 months of each other or born in the same calendar year. (Wisegeek.com)
While she was reading the article,
she stumbled upon a new revelation.
A variation on the term is “Irish triplets,” which means three children born under three years to the same parents. (Wisegeek.com)
There was more to this little article...
Given that it is a somewhat derogatory term, it is generally not used in print or in polite society.
Derogatory? How rude!!
. Parents who have Irish twins or triplets often struggle with a variety of issues, since having two or three very young children to manage can be very stressful. As the children grow up, the parents may encounter other difficulties as well, such as the simultaneous payment of astronomical college tuition fees. However, Irish twins or triplets often end up being very close and affectionate with each other, since the space between them is so small, and it intensifies the sibling bond. (wisegeek.com)
Okay....At least the
that paragraph is a little better!
So I've had these
all these years and didn't even know it!
(Well, I knew I had them,
but just didn't know
Just in case anyone reading this is
planning on having a set of
let me tell you the hardest part.
With two babies it was relatively easy.
You had an arm/hand for one and an
arm/hip for the other.
Then all of a sudden you have
And that means you have to let
one of those other babies off of your
And that baby you don't have hold of
only (at the oldest) two years old!
THAT was the hardest part!
But we made it...and now I will proudly
that I have
(P.S. As soon as Taylor read about the Irish Triplets,
she called my Irish mother
and told her the great news. My Irish mother
had never heard of it either......and agreed with us on the dislike of the derogatory part!)