Hi, I am a single mom to a 5.5 yr old boy and lately, well not lately, for the past few years my son has been speaking of having a younger brother or sister. Lately, it has gotten worse. He cries over the thought of not having a brother/sister to play with. He spends time with his friends and then when its time for them or him to go home he cries. He has a little cousin on the way...due in 1 wk, but ofcourse the age difference between them doesnt help. Hes also involved in a lot of activities at school and in the community that allows him to play with other kids, its just the whole factor of him being at home and not having a kid to play with. I do play with him everyday, but I work and go to school and sometimes I just dont feel like playing for hours on end. One day I do plan on expanding on the family. I am not actively dating, last relationship ended in August and my mate had 3 daughters, 2 my sons age so they spent a lot of time together. I am not looking to get into another relationship for a while either. Has anyone else experienced this? If so how do you deal with it? I feel really selfish and almost like I let him down for not expanding on our little family sooner. Thanks for any advice.