There’s an argument going on these days about how many kids to have. Some say the more the merrier. Others say one and done! What you decide to do is obviously up to you. For me, I think that having two kids is ideal – that’s just for me. As an only child, I thought it was cool to be by myself when I was younger. As I’ve gotten older, I see the other side of being an only child and it kind of sucks. God forbid, if anything happens to my parents – it’s just me. No one to help, no one to share memories – just me.
It seems that it would be awesome to have someone to share intimate childhood memories with. Yes, I have cousins that I grew up with but, I don’t think it’s on par with a sibling. The case for the only child is strong as many people are making the decision to stop at one. It’s more of a financial reason for many. It’s certainly more affordable to give the best and do more for one child. I get that. I have certainly considered that. It still hasn’t stopped me from wanting at least one more child. I think I have my own experience to thank for that.
Then others talk about the work involved with having more than one child. I know someone who keeps telling me “one is like none and two is like ten”. That was her way of discouraging me of thinking of having more children. Even though some siblings can’t stand one another I’m convinced somehow my kids would be different and be best friends. What say you? One and done or bring on the bambinos?