The Herbert triplets Cooper, Makaila and Rhys.
The Herbert triplets Cooper, Makaila and Rhys.

Triplets keep Herbert family on go

JUST over five years ago, Kerry and Matt Herbert welcomed three additions to their family of four.

These additions, however, all happened on the same day with naturally conceived, fraternal triplets Cooper, Makaila and Rhys being born on February 23, 2005.

The triplets have now joined their older siblings Jaydon and Tahlia at St Mary’s Primary School and love the life.

Mum Kerry described her daily life as full-on, and a little noisy.

“It is go, go, go all the time. There is always something that has to be done,” she said.

“We get up at about 6 o’clock every morning and it takes every second of those two and a half hours before school starts to get all five kids ready and organised. It is a 150-minute marathon.”

Cooper, Makaila and Rhys have taken kindergarten in their stride and are fairly popular in the playground. All three are enjoying their schoolwork and have settled in well.

“They love school, but I think their teacher is glad they are not identical,” Kerry said.

Now that all five of her kids are at school, Kerry works three days a week and initially thought that she would be able to have some time to herself two days a week.

“I was seriously mistaken. There is always something to be done be it washing, shopping or cleaning,” she said.

Kerry said support received from her family and in-laws had been amazing.

“For the first two years my mum used to come over every day and just help me out with about everything,” she said.

And while Cooper, Makaila and Rhys attract a bit of attention, Tahlia and Jaydon are not left out.

“Mum picks the triplets up from school every Friday and Matt and I spend time with just the older two,” Kerry said.



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