A friend of mine posted a link to this blog post on Facebook today, “So, You Would Like to Have Three Children.”
Totally a must read if you’re thinking about leaping toward three. Or having more than one, even, cause let’s get real. Kids are hard! (But thank goodness every once in awhile they make it worth it for you by doing something sweet.)
My favorite parts:
- It is a whole other universe, a universe that is just as shocking as that transition to having your first child, only also a universe that’s kind of like running a marathon and hitting a wall and then being handed some bricks to carry while you run the last 7 miles.
- It’s not that you can’t tell them apart, it’s that you are exhausted and your brain has died …
- I cannot step out my door without someone informing me either that I am brave or that I have my hands full.
- Noise. OMG, don’t get me started.
OK, OK, I won’t ruin the rest. It’s great for a good laugh-cry, especially when you’re near the breaking point. (Which is way way easier to hit when Christmas/New Year’s is screwing with everyone’s routines. Or maybe that’s just in our house.)