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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Three Is NOT For Me

I keep hearing other professional mama's say 
"three is easier than two" than they go on to say "no really it is" 
with this expression on their face like they are trying to fool me or they really believe themselves.  
This expression gets me every time, 
they are saying this unbelievable/unrealistic (to me) quote, with a slight smile and smirk on their face. 
Its very intriguing and creepy actually, are they trying to talk themselves into it or me? 
Are you just wanting me to waller in your complete and insane life, 
the life where you have no life, or are you serious? 
Yes, kids and babies are great. I get that, thats why I am having ONE more.  
But this Mama right here, 
the one with the big belly looking at you like you have lost your ever loving mind 
is not buying what you are trying to throw down. 
And that smirk and smile is just freaking frightening. 
It's ok if that is what you need to tell yourself, but don't try to throw me into your life of insanity. 
I am already scared shit-less over having two. 
But having two makes sense, let me break it down for you….

You have two hands-
Makes sense right?! And even having two hands still makes this parenting gig tricky.
Two hands equals one for each child but none for yourself, but who needs to eat or drink with the other hand anyways. Food and water is not a necessity or anything.

Its you and your Husband against the World...-
Not really its you and your husband against your two kids. There is one for each of you. Yes that is a total of 4 hands but really sometimes husbands only equal half of a brain so you can't count too much on that. Yes, I love my husband dearly but sometimes I wonder where is brain really is when he lets C couch surf or run through Publix to grab groceries with no cart…..uggghhh….

He can handle it-
the hubs can probably handle two kids for an hour or two while you regain your sanity, shower, go to the bathroom by yourself without you coming back to what resembles a garbage dump of toys, snacks, and diapers.  Again, the husband has only two hands and two eye. ONe for each. And you, my friend get to have some SILENCE. Yes it can still exist after two kids. At least thats what I'm telling myself. 

Do you really need another explanation…
don't you see where I'm going with this.

Again, kids and babies are great and amazing. 
I love every single second I spend with C and can't wait to meet baby #2, 
but this Mama will only be having two kids. 
I simply do not believe a word that three kids are easier.
 When your lips are moving I just hear more messes, more crying, more fighting, more money being spent, 
more more and more of everything. Of course there is more sweet kisses, hugs and snuggles but ill stick with my two, ill just smother them if I need more loving from another babe. 
Maybe not the best parenting technique but oh well. 


Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam said...

lol. This is what my friends try to tell me when they think we should add one more to the twins. UMMMM k. No. I don't think so. They talk about how the twins will be so helpful with the new baby, etc. RIGHT!

the workaholic momma said...

hahaha...yes, you def go from a "man-to-man defense" with 2 to "the zone defense" with 3 as my hubs would like to say. I'm on the fence about going for a 3rd...I too have heard its easier but I dont buy it, I just feel so so lucky to have 2 healthy babes...a miracle in and of itself!!!

Hope you're having a good week!

Vanessa Dawne said...

Oh yeah, you have it right -- I had 3 boys & it's definitely not the same as 2! Things for families come in 4s or 6s so with 5, you're always 1 short or 1 over -- like pork chops, dining table chairs, tickets for events [2 adults, 2 children -- extra for 3rd], etc. Even the new car had to have an extra seatbelt installed in the back!

Coming from a family of 6 kids [a big family in the 70s] & having 3 of my own [a big family in the 90s], I'd say a good size in this century would be 2. Enjoy ;-)

Jordan said...

I can't wait to meet baby E #2.

Love you :)

Allie said...

HAHA I felt the same way as you did and here we are on #4, it really was easier for me when we had baby 3 but I also think it was because he was no colicky ;) That has a lot of do with it!! You totally know what will work for you guys and what won't! I am hoping 4 is as easy as 3 ;) It's craziness but it's a good craziness. I am sure I won't be saying that when all 4 are in catholic school at the same time....eeeeeeek ;)