Thursday, June 12, 2014

When You're Done Having Kids

How do you know you are done having kids?

You give away your maternity clothes.
You get serious about losing weight again.
You give your second-born a middle name that was the runner-up for the first name. No hanging onto it for a third.
You buy a family car that comfortably seats your family, as is.
Then you name the new car one of the names on your girl short list.  No use for that anymore.  Might as well get to enjoy it on something in this family.
You start a small business.
You even buy a house that fits you all, just.

If you are my analytical husband you go completely crazy and take the "C3" (child three) column entirely off the master budget spreadsheet.

And then you take a pregnancy test and find out that you are not, in fact, done having kids after all.

Bring it on, sweet, surprising, wonderful, overwhelming life.  Everybody here is up for the adventure.


1 comment:

  1. Oh you're going to be so filled up to the brim and love every minute of it... (Just don't cross off C4 immediately.) I can't tell you how much fun it is to add another to the household. They bring incredible amounts of joy and significance to life, and multiply your abilities in more ways than you could ever realize until they ARRIVE. God bless your family.