He wants a little sister for Christmas, should I give him one???
My son asked me for a little sister...
I wonder how serious he is about it.
Sorta breaks my heart, I was not planning on having any more children.
I can't have another baby just because my 3 year old wants a sister, can I?
See, I was always pretty neutral in the baby department, I thought 1 was enough. I think "only child syndrome" consists of some fantastic qualities lol. However I was always open to the idea of a 2nd, especially when I imagined what she would be like.
It was always my husband that was "No way!"...We arn't on PA or anything, but we arn't exactly financially secure either, we do okay. Having another baby would not put us over the edge or send us into poverty- we would be alright. He always said he would only be open to it if we had more money. Once we have a nice fat savings account and once he becomes 10 years younger then he said he would want another.
He thinks he is too old and we are too poor. Frankly, he is exaggerating a lot but I can't convince him otherwise and never really tried to because I was pretty neutral. I mean, I could see the reasons we shouldn't, and the reasons we should....
My son though, he loves babies (so sweet and gentle with them too), and every time he sees one he asks me for a little sister. Even gets upset when I give the run around and avoid that question cause I dont know what to tell him...
My thing is, I dont believe siblings should be very far apart, the father apart the less point I see in having a sibling at all.
Im nearing my own personal limitation, I wouldn't want more than 5 years MAXIMUM between them...Basically if I want another I needed to be pregnant yesterday.
What do you all think?
How much pull does your little one have regarding your uterine activities?
What should I do???