There has been conversation in my house recently about if we were to have a brother or sister for little man – and when would be the best time.
I think the discussions about when the best time to have another child is an important one.
I myself would be happy with just the one child. There is an 11 year age gap between myself and my brother so I practically grew up an only child.
Hubby however, has 2 brothers and they are all relatively close together. They grew up together, all playing sport, and bonding together as siblings do.
Is that why maybe hubby is a lot keener to have another child than I am?
Now this isn’t an imminent part of our life that is about to happen. It is just something we have been talking about recently. We couldn’t have another child until little man was in school anyway. We couldn’t afford 2 lots of childcare fees, and I wouldn’t want to be a stay at home mum.
I think having no parents close by also plays a factor in it. At the moment we have such a solid routine where everything runs smoothly. Yes it is bloody hard work. But we have to work together as there is no one else to rely on should we need a few hours off at the weekend.
I couldn’t begin to imagine having 2 children. My head would genuinely explode.
One of my first posts was about the fact I didn’t think I was very maternal. I am finding it so much easier than I did when little man was a baby. But with two? I am not sure I am capable of having 2 children. Is that shameful to admit?
What if I find it tougher than before? Would having another child mean losing my sanity?
So at the moment, the jury is still out on whether little man will get a sibling to grow up with.
I am interested in hearing your thoughts on how you coped with 2 children, or if you decided on having just the one?
Busy Working Mummy XOXO