Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Triplet Friends

Guest Blogger:  Megan J.

My triplet ballerinas are my triplet daughters, Makenna Anne, Jaeli  Jo and Maysie Jailyn.

I can't believe the triplets will be entering third grade next year!  One of the biggest struggles we have dealt with this year is making friends outside of their "triplet circle". They each struggle in finding their own identity and connecting with other girls, or even boys, their age. Unfortunately, their school splits the classes up each year, so they don't usually move onto the next grade with any friends they did make the previous year. This is really hard on them socially because it takes them awhile to get close with someone, and then once they do, they are taken away.  Sometimes, even their sister who ends up in a class with their old friend will become that sister's new friend. On a positive note, when one of the girls from their class invites them to a birthday party, they almost always invite all three. Although I would prefer only the one who is friends with them go, this might be good as time goes on. Hopefully, they will eventually gain the confidence to be friends with most of the girls in their class. The one thing I have been trying to get them to appreciate is that friends will come and go, but they will always have each other. My hope for them when they are all grown up is that they will be the best of friends and always be there for each other.

Beverly's Facebook Page:  The Triplet Ballerinas

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Different Triplet Characteristics

My triplet ballerinas are my triplet grand-daughters, Makenna, Jaeli Jo and Maysie.
As I said before, these triplet ballerinas have different personalities. Makenna is stubborn and curious. Jaeli is shy and quiet. Maysie is dramatic and fun-loving. It is easy to state the characteristics of these girls because it is real-life and true. It is not so easy though to make up different characteristics for your pretend triplet ballerinas and then convey these characteristics through action and dialogue. (See my Facebook page: The Triplet Ballerinas). I am working on portraying one triplet ballerina as determined, one as confident and one as hopeful. This is all still a work-in-progress though, so these different characteristics of my pretend triplet ballerinas may end up changing before I am done. I hope they don't though because I like the characteristics that I have given these pretend triplet ballerinas.  Beverly