Mike and I had always said we wanted a big family. Four kids to be exact, and with three, we are almost there. Mike and I each only came from families with two kids, a boy and a girl. My dream, as I’ve said before, would be two boys and two girls, so each has at least one brother and one sister.
Over the last two years (since going from parents of one to parents of more than one) we’ve seen the positives and negatives of having more than one child. For the most part, I would say we’ve fully embraced three kids and have enjoyed it to the fullest. This past week however, has showed us why, at times, one kid could certainly be enough for some.
The advantages of having more than one kid:
- There is always a built-in playmate
- Life is surely never boring
- You don’t fully realize unconditional love until you have a second child and it becomes apparent
- They learn from each other daily
- Outings and vacations are always such an adventure, but in a good way.
The disadvantage of having more than one kid that we experienced this week:
- When one is sick, they all get sick
Yes, I’m sure I could come up with a longer list of the disadvantages of having more than one child, but in all honesty, I can’t even remember what it was like to have just one anymore. The point I’m really trying to get at though is that, kids share, especially when it comes to the sickies.
You all know Lilah’s story this week. It had started with a cough from Tucker though. And now, Lexie has strep. I was in after hours with her last night because she had a high fever and wasn’t feeling good at all. She’s on antibiotics now and currently quarantined to our bedroom. I’m with her, Mike’s with the other two in the rest of the house. They said Lilah should be fine because of being on antibiotics already, but we don’t want to take any chances. Tucker, well, we are praying he doesn’t get it as well because we are more than ready for all this gunk to leave our household.
I told someone how our kids don’t get sick often (they don’t, lucky for us, knock on wood it continues) but when they do, I guess they really do.
With that being said, I’ve got no Momma Fancies for you this week. I’m really hoping today will turn our luck around, the kids will are start feeling better, and the week ahead will return to normal.