Monday, February 6, 2012
The Journal of Penny Grant - May 31 - Baby invasion
My parents did twins and that worked out fine for Veronica and I. But I think Stephen was a bit more mature at the time than little Buddy is. It's going to be another year before Buddy starts school. In the meantime, the triplets are going to take a lot of our time. And I already shudder to think of when all three are tottering around the house.
At least there are cribs for everyone and a bedroom with a big bed to spare for Buddy when he's old enough for it.
"Are you my lovely little flower, Daisy? I think you are, little cutie."
Mind you, the grandfathers weren't that far behind. Just a few minutes later.
"It's not just a visit," my mother declared. "I know our Penny. Lovely girl but I'm sure this place could use cleaning from top to bottom."
"I'll help," said Emerald.
Give him credit, Nick did try to dissuade the Mom brigade. "But you are guests. Guests don't do the house chores."
"Let them be," my dad advised Nick. "Never attempt to stop a woman on a mission."
"It's even worse when it's two woman on one mission," Brad declared. "Stay well out of the way is the safest option."
My dad and Brad disappeared out the back. I was busy tending babies.
"It's the least we could do, Penny. Triplets, my goodness, you are going to barely have time to breath. Brad and I both finish work early afternoon so just call us if you need a hand any time after that."
"I'll keep it in mind, but I think the main thing that we have problems with is money. We have some saving but it's going to disappear fast with the new babies."
"I'll have a chat with Brad, I'm sure we could give you some money to help out."
"That's kind but I think we'll be fine."
"Vanessa, why do you act your age? This is fun, even if it's meant for teens."
Our moms do not agree on proper activities for a grandmother. My mom wanted to watch her soaps. All my Simdom was about to start.
Emerald was all about kicking butt on level 4 of the latest video game. Mom decided to watch Em play. Since Emerald is in the military, she has very good reflexes. I think I won't challenge her to a game.
And Buddy seems to have stolen some of his father's heart. It's so sweet looking at the pair of them.
Apparently three little strangers at once is just a bit much for our Nick.
"I wish we could Penny. This is going to be difficult, and I just wasn't ready for three babies. I wanted one, just one."
Nick was right. Three babies and a toddler was going to be difficult.
I was saving up the calls to the grandparents until things got a little worse though. We were going to need help off and on with the triplets for quite some time. And I know that Brad and Em recently joined the ranks of official senior citizens.
The army gave him a few days parental leave but he's ready to go back to work as soon as he can sneak back on base.
I can't say I blame him. Family legend says my great grandparents fled the country under the onslaught of triplets. They came back after a good holiday and managed quite well after that. If we had the cash, I'd grab Nick and run for it too.