One thing that drives me absolutely crazy, especially since we got pregnant with Athena is hearing people say, “You know how that happens?” or “How many are you going to have? Twenty?”
Seriously…what is with people thinking that you should only have one or two kids and any more then that is crazy. Why?
For me, I have always wanted a family. A big family. I was an only child growing up and even my cousins live so far away, that I was always the only child in my family. There for, I knew when I started having my own children I wanted lots of them. Probably more then we will actually have, but I am one of those women that knew she would be a mom.
My husband on the other hand, is one of three kids. So after our second child was born, it took some time for him to come around to having a third child.
Last week Athena was born!
Our family and friends ask me, if we plan on having any more. The answer has been, “Yes, I want at least one more.” Probably just one more.
My husband has kept saying, “No way! No more!” I think mostly because he REALLY wants a boy and is scared if we have another one, it will be a girl too. Yes, scared. Like go bat shit crazy with all the hormones our house will hold, scared.
However, for the past couple of weeks I keep hearing little things like, “if” or “when” causally when we talk about moving into a bigger house before having another child. So secretly, I think he is okay with one more.
That said, no matter if we had just one child or end up with eight, that’s our choice. No one else’s and I suggest everyone learn to keep their mouth shout before saying something to someone else about how many kids they have or want.