Me, second from the left, with my cousins.
How many kids do you want?
If it were up to Jonathan, we’d have a baseball team of children. We’d have a huge family. He grew up with two sisters and one brother. And lots of cousins.
As for me, I’m not sure how many I want yet. I grew up with three brothers and one sister, and lots of cousins, and loved it. Sure there were moments where being the oldest of 5 wasn’t my favorite thing of the day, but most of the time, having someone to play with anytime was great. And growing up and seeing us all become the people we’re going to be – is pretty awesome. I’ve got built in friends for life.
But back to the question at hand. How many kids do we want? It’s not an easy answer. Somedays I can’t imagine having more than 2 kids (on on each hand), a dog, a cat, and a deployed husband. I can’t even imagine having a dog, a cat, and a deployed husband. But then I remember how great a big family can be. How much support is there. And I think, well maybe 4.
Honestly, we’ll take it one at a time. After this first Baby is born, we’ll definitely have one more. And if that’s not enough, we’ll have another. Until we’re done. I’m kind of thinking 3 might be a magic number.
Now… how far apart do you want them?