Story by Adam Grabovac
We always get asked a lot of questions. We have a few coming in from Croatia because people like my grandparents hadn’t heard [of triplets] before. We took everyone by surprise.
As the oldest, I have to put them in line basically. I get annoying sometimes. My brothers can get sick of me sometimes, but they can have fun with me and we have that kind of bond.
I get sick of them too sometimes. Sometimes, not all the time. Liam sits in his room all the time – I can’t get him out. I can’t get him to interact with me. If he’s in a bad mood I tell him to relax and calm down. Have a drink of water or something.
There’s no difference [between us three brothers].
Triplets, as in any type of relationship, are just the same. But this one is more special because I have Down syndrome. It’s special because I have a great family that loves me and adores me so much. I adore them too and I love them as well.
I wouldn’t change anything about my relationship with my brothers. Definitely not change anything with them. They’re good guys and I love them dearly.
Sometimes we would get into trouble together. Once I pushed Liam off the chair when we were doing the dishes together. I was a naughty boy back in the day but now I’m chilled and things are better.
I’ve been putting a lid on them basically because they are cheeky and get on your nerves sometimes. They don’t swear, which is a good sign.
Our love will never tear us apart. After school I’d like to stay at home for a bit so I can reflect on the time that has passed. We can make up our minds eventually and we can move out. We will always stay close. I’ve got their numbers and I can call them every day. Give them a buzz and check how they are.