…or is it?
A friend of mine told me that she had recently seen an article about mom’s of three kids being more stressed than moms of two or four kids. When I thought about it, I decided I thought the article was probably right.
Any time I have just two out of my three kids things seem to run smoother. It doesn’t matter what two kids either, whether it’s Tucker and one of the girls or just both of the girls. There is less talking (which means less bickering), there is less mess (which really means just less toys out for them to argue over), & there is one less mouth to feed (& my kids are always wanting food!).
The dynamics with three is just different than the dynamics with two. & although I don’t really know what four is like, I assume it would balance out the oddity of the three-kids-equation. I decided, after mulling this all over, I needed to read said article that justifies my stress level as a mom of three kids. It’s funny how so much about this article is true, including the simple things about a husband sometimes causing more stress than the kids do (sorry hun, but it’s true!) & that as a mom you are acutely aware of your lack of “me time”.
Seeing as I can’t ditch one kid to destress as just a mom of two, I guess that just means we need to add one more to our crew! You know I’ve shared before about our want for four to be our lucky number but there have been so many times over the past few years where Mike and I would look at each other & just know that three was it for us. But now I wonder if maybe it’s because of this new rule of three thing. Could four really be easier than three? What do you think?!