To 3 or not to 3? That is the question.
I just don’t know what to do. My wife and I have 2 awesome daughters. They are naturally the greatest kids on the planet. We are extremely happy with them and are certainly blessed to have them. If I don’t have any more kids, I’d be perfectly content with my current family situation. It is not lost on me that we’ve been very fortunate to be able to have the 2 that we have and a 3rd isn’t a guarantee, even if that’s what we decide we want to try for.
But a 3rd kid would be fun. I mean, kids are great, after all, we did produce 2 perfect humans already. It’s likely the next one would be perfect as well, right? I have plenty of room in my life for another kid.
But I just recently started sleeping again. There aren’t any pacifiers available in the house. Diaper changes are less frequent now. The car holds us as a family very nicely as currently constituted.
But 3 is such a nice number. Everyone has the chance to have someone to play with but also have some alone time if they want it. Instead of having just 1 friend, everyone gets 2. Who doesn’t love having more friends?
But if I have another daughter, than it’s me and 4 women in my house. I’d definitely need to buy stock in Tampax.
But if I have a son, well…I mean, that would be cool.
I already have 2 weddings I have to save up for.
Times have changed. Maybe I wouldn’t need to pay for the weddings. For all I know, maybe they’ll decide they don’t even want to get married. Who knows.
I try to eliminate the logistics because that doesn’t feel like the right way to decide whether or not to bring another human into the world.
My wife grew up with an older brother and an older sister. I grew up with an older sister. I always pictured a family with 2 kids. She always pictured a family with 3.
What if we had twins?
Do good things come in 4s???