Texas quintuplets prepare for graduation, new adventures

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by CYNTHIA IZAGUIRRE

WFAA

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 7:47 AM

KELLER — Few things in life are more natural than a bond shared by multiples.

The Diaz quintuplets — three boys and two girls — were born just minutes apart. Now they're getting ready to graduate from Keller High School.

"Sometimes we do read each others' mind," said George Diaz. "Sometimes we have the same dream. It's like, 'Oh my goodness! That's weird... I kinda had the same dream!'"

The eldest of the five is Enna.

"The age difference between us is like 30 seconds between each of us," she said. "From like me to Maria it's about three minutes."

Maria, Emilio, John, George and Enna were the first quintuplets born in Houston, but they've been North Texans most of their lives.

"It's just always the same questions at first," George said. "'Oh my goodness, do y'all all look alike?' 'Do you guys all think alike?' 'Do you guys have twin telepathy?'"

They don't think alike all the time, but it's close.

"I feel like there is a bond between us," Maria said. "Like for one example, Emilio and I busted out with the same song one time."

In this family, dinners have always been crowded, space limited, and sharing required.

"We share the same room, same bathroom. We share the same cars," George said.

They even share the same friends and compete in the same sports. There's not much the quintuplets do alone.

"Well, we take showers separately!" John Diaz clarified.

It's been an unusual ride raising quintuplets, starting with their births. The first time mom got to see her babies wasn't in person, but in her hospital bed watching TV.

"I said, 'Oh my God, those are my kids!' They are so pretty, and I start crying and crying," Enna Diaz recalled.

"Time goes very fast," says Jorge Diaz, the quints' dad.

In the blink of an eye, it's graduation time. They went to prom this past weekend.

"It's like very chaotic in the house, because there's a lot of people running around," Enna said.

Most kids wouldn't even consider going to prom with their brother or sister, but for these siblings, it's the only way they roll.

The quintuplets are a tight-knit group. If you think they want to separate for college, think again!

"I want to major in business marketing," Emilio said.

Already in Mean Green attire, the quintuplets plan to attend the Univeristy of North Texas. With money tight, the quintuplets have applied for grants, financial aid and scholarships. They want to go to college and need the financial help.

"They are very good kids. Very good kids. We are very proud of them," said their dad, beaming with pride.

So seriously, how long can they stick together?

"We really haven't thought about what's it's going to be like when we get married," said Maria, explaining their family handles issues one day at a time.

Truly, what binds these five together is something most of us will never comprehend. But for them, it's all they know.

E-mail cizaguirre@wfaa.com

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