My wife and I currently have 2 beautiful daughters (O is 2 years old and A is 3 months). Many of our friends are pregnant with or are just having their second child and it seems that most people we know are happy with 2 children. We on the other hand want more!
The problem that we currently have is the decision, how many children is too many?
For a long time we had said that 3 seemed like a sensible number for us but now that we’ve got 2 we can’t help but consider 4… or more!
We have been given so much pleasure from our girls it seems silly to deny ourselves of the pleasure that more would allow to have as a family. Obviously we are very aware of financial implications, space at home, in the car etc. But the lure of more is very much there.
There are lots of things that work against the thought of more children, less holidays, less time for me and my wife, spreading our time amongst our children etc. But the thought of having lots of kids at home is such an exciting one!
My wife and I are both primary school teachers so are used to having a LOT of children around us, maybe that’s why we’re not too phased by the thought of lots of kids.
We will continue looking at our pay checks, looking for larger cars, bigger houses in our price range and continue discussions but this is far from an easy decision for us.
My wife always says “You may regret the children you don’t have, but you’ll never regret the ones that you do.” I don’t know where it’s from or if she made it up! But it sounds true to me.