My triplet ballerinas are my daughters, Makenna Anne, Jaeli Jo and Maysie Jailyn.
Lately, I have been feeling pretty sad for Jaeli. She has struggled with making friends and fitting in since the triplets were held back in 1st Grade at their school. My worst fear of holding them back came true for her. Thankfully, the other two are perfectly happy and can make friends just fine. The hardest part is that Jaeli was the most social of the three her first year of 1st Grade and had a great group of friends. She considered a couple of them her best friends. But, of course, the friends moved on to 2nd Grade and Jaeli had to start all over. And now, 2 years later, she is in 3rd grade and still in tears over it. Tonight, she told me she doesn't feel like she can be herself when she's at school. She says she's emotional and has a temper because she can't make friends. She feels invisible. She said she tries but they just ignore her. She and Maysie are in a new program at school that is supposed to help them learn how to be more social, but she just started, so we haven't seen any improvement from it yet. I am considering asking the school to put her with Maysie next year since Makenna prefers to be on her own. I think it would give Jaeli a lot of confidence and Maysie could guide her. I just don't want it to hold Maysie back from continuing to make friends. There are so many joys of having triplets, but this is just heartbreaking... especially since Jaeli has the biggest heart of all three girls and is always the most caring. Guess we'll just have to wait till the end of the year and see how she's doing.
Beverly's Facebook Page: The Triplet Ballerinas