Which reminds me, I am rather thirsty. Hold on. I'm gonna go get some Pepsi!
Ok, where was I? Oh, right. The baby itch. I love babies. Love, love, love them! I also really enjoyed being pregnant. Ok, I guess I could have done without my feet getting huge and the heartburn, but really, both times around weren't bad at all.
The husband and I have discussed this matter and
Ok, I'm kidding about that. Maybe...
Two kids seems to work out just fine for us. One of each sex and one per parent when the going gets rough. But sometimes my mind wanders. It wanders to the place of what if we had another baby. What would life be like? But at the same time, do I really want to go back to the diaper days? And the formula, messy baby food, etc. Plus, both of our kids were great babies, with a minor exception here and there. A third might really throw us for a loop and be the baby who never sleeps, never eats, and always wants held.
I think part of the reason my mind wanders if because I am a woman. By nature's laws, it is my job to birth babies. When a woman can't or won't have a baby, it can really play tricks on the mind. I think the other big reason is empty nest syndrome. I was talking to a fellow soccer mom at Little Dude's practice and she really hit the nail on the head. Our kids are all the same age, which means her youngest will also be starting Kindergarten in the fall. She said the reason she had the baby itch was because in a few months there will no longer be a little person in the house to take care of for a good chunk of the day. When she explained this to me, a light went on in my head.
I am really excited for Little Dude to go to school. He is definitely ready. He would start tomorrow if he could! Him going to school will also give me a break to do things for myself for once. Or maybe I could put more energy into
But I will look pretty silly if I start building with Legos. Or I start digging in the dirt because the construction site wasn't quite finished. I may lose some flexibility because I won't have to navigate through strewn about castle pieces and army men. They really hurt your feet if you're like me and don't' wear shoes unless you have to.
Maybe this is why people keep having kids. But for me, for us, I think we'll stick with 2. I can always babysit for my expecting friends. For now I think I will just take these next few months and
Until next time....