Jaspreet Suman has a secret weapon up her sleeve when her triplets start school.
As more than 80,000 prep students begin their education journey this week, Mernda mother and husband Paramjit have decided to put their babies in the same class.
And it’s not just so they can support one another.
“If they’re in one class, they’ll be more behaved,” she said. “They can tell me what the others did in class.”
Mrs Suman said she knows if five-year-olds Abia, Sahib and Arav were in different classes at Mernda Primary, they would never dob themselves in — but they would dob in each other.
“I will know,” she laughed.
Holidays finally came to an end this week as 992,400 students across Victoria began heading back to school on Tuesday.
Abia and Sahib are excited to start prep on Friday, while Arav is a bit nervous.
“He says, ‘Mum, I don’t want to start school, I want to stay with you’,” Mrs Suman said.
“He’s the one who is very emotional — he’s a lot like his daddy actually — the other two are much like me”.
Whip up this cute pencil case just in time for the kids to head back to school.
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The kids have brand new school uniforms, all labelled so they don’t fight over whose is whose, and new school shoes with velcro to make life a little easier in the busy household.
And while the separation from their three children will be tough, with the house quiet every day of the week for the first time since they were born, the couple are excited to see their kids grow.
“I’m feeling so fortunate to have them as my children,” Mrs Suman said.
“They make me so proud.”
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