Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Hats Off

I had an interesting experience today. Along with my 15 1/2 month old, I watched a 4 year old and his 2 month old sister. Many people have been asking my husband and I when the next little bambino is coming along. I always joke, and say that I am not ready to have another baby just yet. I want to wait until Miss Biz is about 3 to have another kid. She'll be semi-independent, and potty trained. Well, I can now say in all honesty that I am in no way, shape, or form ready for another child. Surprisingly, I am not in a padded room at this moment. And, I can definitely say that waiting is the right decision for us. While finding out that I am not ready to have another baby because I couldn't handle it, I also gained a new respect for the women who have children really close in age. Because, no matter how old your children are and how easy they are now, they were babies and toddlers at basically the same time; which is something I could not do. So, my hat goes off to you ladies that were able to have little ones close in age, and keep your house running in a normal (at least semi-normal) way. It takes a special person to do that, and I am obviously not that special!! :o)


Grace said...

My boys are 17 months apart.... I read somewhere that moms with boys less than two years apart have the most challenging parenting situation of all... they weren't kidding. Although at this point in their lives, I wouldn't change a thing. They are best friends and get along really well! But, when they were small, it got crazy quite often!