The Perfect Number

When I was younger, I always said I wanted a large family, with at least 6 kids. Needless to say everyone either thought I was crazy or that I’d come to my senses after I actually went through the process of having a baby.

As I matured, I decided maybe 6 kids really were too many to handle and I needed to lower the number of members in my imaginary family. So I decided 4 was a much more reasonable number and congratulated myself on being so sensible.

When I got married and had my first child at the age of 28, I finally understood why everyone kept telling me that having babies (and raising babies) wasn’t exactly easy. So I reevaluated my life plan a little and conceded that maybe aiming for 3 kids was a much more realistic goal.

Fast forward to today: as I sit here at 1:36am, massaging my aching back and trying to will away my pregnancy insomnia, I’m starting to think that maybe, just maybe, 2 really is the perfect number after all.

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10 thoughts on “The Perfect Number

  1. I wanted six kids too. My husband wanted two. We compromised with four. Now he has six (two from his second marriage). Funny how these things work out. ^_^

    Of course, they’re all adults now… but still.

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      1. I’m obligated to point out that I didn’t have a lot of choice in the matter. We weren’t trying to have four kids in four years… I know I wasn’t… but it happened and what can you do? I had six pregnancies (two miscarriages) in four years. It wasn’t fun. And trust me, we did everything — aside from abstinence, because let’s not get crazy, ^_^ to prevent it. After the fourth, kid popped out (well during the c-section) the doctor tied my tubes so I couldn’t have anymore because I swear if my first husband looked at me the wrong way I ended up pregnant.

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