How Many Kids?

I’m going to be sharing another great blogger’s words of wisdom on 3 kids. Laura Garwood Meehan wrote an outstanding piece, real life and as true as I imagine it to be.   As we have only two, and are constantly on the debate if we want more or not (The Rancher says he would like 4-5….I think he is crazy!).  So it begs the question How Many Kids do you want?

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Maybe 2 is enough…maybe not?

How does a family make that decision, and I say family, because we always ask the kids about it, now most think well you have a 2.5 year old and a 1 year old, how can they honestly answer.  Good question,  The Wildman is too young to really understand, but he does love babies.

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Princess disliked that Wildman had to be in the picture with his cousins!

The Princess, she gets it, after being with her little cousins (3 new babies), she asked me “Mom, When can we have another baby?”….Yes, she said ANOTHER.  I was impressed alone by her understanding of the word and its use!  My reply, “Maybe, Someday!”

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Ah Now that’s better, just Mom, Princess, and Cousin Sophia…no Wildman

After asking all of these questions, reading this great piece, I came across a blog titled, “I would be Frail” that re-enforces the struggles and greatness of three children (even all close in age).  Some think we are crazy to have had our first two so close but I have faith that they will grow up to be the best of friends (after the hatred of sharing goes away….if ever!).   How many kids?  So much to think about….ah but for another day.  For right now we are enjoying (and struggling) each and every day with our two little people (as they seem so much more than just toddlers to us).

Share your ups and downs and funny stories!  I would love to hear them!

 

 

4 Responses to How Many Kids?

  1. Amanda says:

    I have always wanted three ever since I can remember! I’m not sure why, but that was “my” number. However, Jerrame also has a say and after Summyt was born, he was certain we were done. I mean, to the point of selling all the baby stuff. However, I can remember the exact moment when Jerrame was taking Summy back to the nursery for the night and reveling in that delirious punch drunk love after you finally get to meet your little one. I was watching the door shut as he left and had such a strong feeling that told me I would be here again to welcome another little.

    Fast forward to the point where Ryvr is 3 and Summy is about 18 months. We hadn’t talked about it in at least 6 months when Jerrame brought up the possibility of having just one more. My heart sang and along came Anyston!

    I was very fortunate to love pregnancy each time around, but I have to say I had that feeling when pregnant for the third time that this was going to be the last. Our family is complete!

  2. Heather Odden says:

    I had to smile when I read this because just the other night when my husband and I were dead on our feet with two sick kids and ready to give up from sleep deprivation. He looked at me and said, “Are you sure you want two more children?!” I snickered and looked back at him with a big smile on my face and said, “I can’t imagine my life any other way and the good times will always out weigh the bad times like tonight!” Coming from a family with an older brother and a step-brother, I have always wanted a bigger family of my own and cherish every moment I get with my beautiful gifts from God.

    • Well said Heather! We go one day from that’s it, no more, to a wanted at least one more! haha, Hope your family and your brothers are doing well! Wishing them both health and safety as they serve our Country.

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