How many children is TOO many children?.....
I have 2 children already. They are 21 months apart. I am 23 and my husband is 25. I am a SAHM and he owns his own business and is part owner of another one and he works day in and day out. My children will only see their dad maybe 1-3 hours a day and I might see him 3-6, if I stay up until 2-5 in the morning waiting on him to get home. He is a great provider and he loves his kids, but he does nothing to help me with them other than pay for everything. I really would like to have more children BUT I dont think I could knowing I would be stuck doing everything on my own with a 3rd kid! My daily life is already hard enough with 2 kids. Simple tasks like grocery shopping or just having to run in somewhere (cuz I will not leave my kids in the car even just for a second to get gas or a coffe or what not) trying to find a babysitter that will watch the both of them. My youngest is a TERROR CHILD! Literally!
SOOO... Long story short, women who are in the same or close to same situation I am, how do you do it? I am not a very patient person. I would love to have some more "me" time cuz I obviously get none now! Sometimes I get so frusterated and mad about the littlest things that I dont understand why I would even think about having another one. BUT I see other families with more children and the joys of big families, I am only 1 of 2 and I always wanted more siblings. I think about getting older and being a grandmother to a bunch of grandkids and having thanksgiving dinner cooked for them all and my (maybe) 4 children. Being able to do things as a family going to events and games. I dont really have any friends my age that have children and live the same life I do so maybe that is my problem with feeling so isolated, it also may be that I am because I never spend time with my husband either. All in all, Im just trying to see if maybe other women feel the way I do and how they are able to deal with it all. How hard is it to have 3 kids? 4 kids? or even more? What are some things I should know in advance about having a 3rd child? What should I be prepared for?..
P.S. Thank you for taking the time to read this :) I get a little carried away off topic sometimes..