Thursday, December 10, 2009

Why Have Three When It's Easier Not To

I understand why some people only want one kid. I get it, and I don’t hold it against them. For two days I had a small glimpse of what daily life is like with three ankle bighters running circles around me, while watching my bro's kids. My boy’s typical 2-3 hour naps have been reduced to thirty minutes each day. I have to pick up the 5 year old from school right in the middle of his nap, and the 3 year old gets him so worked up that actually getting him to sleep earlier is impossible.

I can’t stop to get some coffee for myself without having to get the other kids something. If I don’t they raise hell and I never hear the end of it. From the backseat I hear the 3 year old deciding where to deposit the golden nugget he just mined out of his olfactory system, with his sister offering her advice of ‘rolling it into a ball untill it falls off onto the floor because no one will see it there.’ All the while I’m trying to coordinate a tow truck through aaa to get my broken down Tahoe back to my city 30 miles away to get it fixed. Making a pit stop for gas turns into the two older kids escaping their seat belts and running around the gas station parking lot practicing a Chinese fire drill doing circles around the car. Having their father leave the house for work in the morning turns into a thirty minute battle to keep the 3 year old from crying my sanity away because he doesn’t want ‘daddy to go to work’. And there are two doors to the bathroom in my bro’s house, which I can’t seem to keep closed, enabling my son to dump everything in the toilet, besides his own dumps.

Life is so peaceful with one kid in comparison to, oh…….more kids. So so peaceful.

14 comments:

The Peach Tart said...

This is exactly why I only had one.

That One Mom said...

The parent to child ratio is DEFINATELY something they should teach in parenting classes. I've been outnumbered for years....

TentCamper said...

at this point...I think I'd be bored with only one kid.

We have a total of 6 (4 full time) and yeah...it can be a mess...

now I can't imagine life without this...chaos!!

Daddy Geek Boy said...

You couldn't have written this post um, two years ago before I impregnated my wife with spawn #2???

Seriously, nothing against people who have three kids, but I can't imagine it.

I'm happy with my two...that way the kids don't outnumber the grown ups.

T said...

WOW. Seriously? This post wore me out and I already have two kids!

Whew!

Missty said...

LOL. Way funny. Beleive it or not, it is easier when they are your own. And its best to stick with even numbers. We have four boys, fun the entire time!

Great post.

LoJo said...

Two kids you can go man-to-man, any more than that and you have to play Zone. If you're single-parenting it, the defense is so much more limited...If a couple insists on having three kids, I'd say have two wives and one husband. Stay man-to-man...just like the NBA (No Brats Allowed).

Southern Sage said...

Sounds like us and we only have 2!

Sandi said...

I vaguely remember those days.

Hollywood Farm Films said...

Um yeah...agreed. 3 is way harder than 1. Having three in a row after having one 16 years before that...I get it......totally get it!

That's why we moved from the burbs of OC and LA to a farm in Indy.

You've got to treat them like the animals that they are.

I'M KIDDING!!

Always Home and Uncool said...

One first was called the "Sucker Child." She was so good, she suckered us into another.

TimetoDateAgain.com said...

Kudos to your brother!

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Baume Mercier USA said...

Awww ... I guess that means I'm ruling out a BIG family.

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