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'First Look': Mom shares triple the fun for Mother's Day

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    In honor of Mother's Day, Jodi Smith talks about raising triplets Friday on "First Look with Scott Cox." Her triplets are Talen, Teagan and Tatum. Who's who?

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    In honor of Mother's Day, Jodi Smith talks about raising triplets Friday on "First Look with Scott Cox." Her triplets are Talen, Teagan and Tatum. Who's who?

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

In honor of Mother's Day, local mom Jodi Smith shared the joys of raising triplets Friday on "First Look with Scott Cox."

Four-year-olds Talen, Teagan and Tatum -- dressed in matching purple outfits, pink bows and silver sandals -- charmed simulcast host Scott Cox, who said he noticed they all finish their sentences at the same time.

Smith is treasurer of Bakersfield Families of Multiples, a support group with play dates, moms' nights out and dad nights too, she said. They aim to support each other, "because it's a whole 'nother world."

At first, she said, she was told she was having twins. Eight weeks later, it became three.

"We look at it as a blessing. Not very many people get to have three at one time," Smith said.

Cox agreed: "They're all just perfect."

Smith said it's true what people say about "twin talk" -- that twins or multiples seem to have their own baby language they use to communicate with each other, even before they can talk.

"If they want to freak us out they still have some language just among themselves," Smith said.

The girls aren't always dressed the same, Smith said, but she does consistently buy them the same shoes, or else they will fight over them. Even the girls ask each other their names.

They like the same TV shows -- but not the same food.

 

 

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