The phrase Irish Twins originated in the 1800's and was a derogatory term associated with Irish immigrants. It insinuated that Irish Catholics were uneducated because of their large families with children close in age. It suggested that Irish people lacked knowledge regarding birth control and self-control. Who knew?!
In modern times, this phrase is used to describe having two children in the same calendar year or two children within 12 months of one another.
Now, I knew there had to be a name for the situation that Jay and I find ourselves living in! Insane? Crazy? Blessed? Maybe, but as it turns out... there is an even better term! We live our lives with three children who were, when the second and third arrived, all three under two years old! We now live with three children, two and under! Does this make us special? Nope, but at least we have a name... we are the proud parents of Irish Triplets!
Our Irish Triplets are the best thing that ever happened to us! I am sure anyone with Irish Triplets can agree! Oh, pay no attention to the fact that Miss Karrigan has TWO headbands on... the Easter Bunny was nice to her and she wanted to try them both out!!
So, not only am I the proud parent of Irish Triplets... it turns out I AM AN IRISH TRIPLET! Evidently, my parents are also uneducated and have no self-control because they too created three children in under three years! What took me 1 year and 8 months to accomplish took my mom 2 years and 9 months to accomplish!
Seriously Brother Bears... we need to work on a more up to date photo!
So, are you an Irish Twin or Triplet? Do the math and let us know!!!