Monday, May 17, 2010

Full Circle

Why is it that once you start having kids, everyone keeps asking when the next one is coming along? Admittedly, I am guilty of this, especially if the couple has cute offspring, I too am amused at the thought of more of them running around!

Now that Ava is almost two the nagging has started. When is the next one coming? Come on people. I already have 3 kids-- isn't that plenty? Ava has cost enough for three more kids, and has garnered the nickname Diva Princess. Two boys and a girl-- I feel pretty satisfied.

So, I'll share with you how my philosophy on childbearing has changed over my few years of mothering.

Before I had kids, I wanted 2.
After Andrew, I wanted 3 or 4.
After Ethan, I wanted 5 or 6.
After Ava, I wanted 2.

( Let me clarify--in case Ava reads this someday-- I would NEVER give her back, but three has been a breaking point for us.)

I could have 57 more babies (and probably feed them all-- at the same time), but kids are a lifetime commitment.  And I think I'm pretty heavily committed.

So, here's to one of you popping out 5 more kids! (somebody has to!)

1 comment:

Laura said...

Three was big. Four was no problemo. Now I think it just adds to the litter.