Anyone else have a bunch of kids really close together? When this baby is born T1 will be 44 months, T2 will be 30 months and T3 will be 14 months. Are we insane? Am I going to totally lose my mind?
Anyone Else with Stairstep Kids?
DDCC...I'm due next month with #4 and mine aren't *quite* as close as yours (ds1 will be 4.5, ds2 will be 2.75, and dd will be 19 months), I often wonder myself if I will lose my mind. I find the first few months are actually easier and things get harder when the new baby wants to be down and moving around instead of riding in the wrap/sling all the time...not sure if your experience has been the same...
In any case, I betting we will both adjust to our circumstances and hopefully any mild insanity will be offset by our kids growing up close in age in a warm nurturing environment. :)
I actually have an easy time with 3... only having 1 was the hardest for me!! I think I am most worried about grocery shopping and other errands. Right now it is easy because my oldest is SO well behaved, just walks next to me and does what I tell him when we are out. My middle? Totally different story... kid is ALL over the place. Right now, I wear the baby, hold T2s hand and T1 just walks with me. Hopefully T2 will be a bit better behaved by the time the baby is born.
I do as much bill paying online as possible. I also order my groceries and pick them up most the time. Its just easier for me! I do a click n pull at Sams club and an online order and pick up at the local grocery that has good produce (I get good stuff from Sams a lot too amazingly lol) and if there is anything I forget I go in a short trip when the husband can watch the kids. My kids are GREAT when I take them out but its just less stressful for me to leave them home :) Every one has chores. Even the little ones can help out. My 2 year old LOVES to put things in the trash. thankfully she asks before actually doing so ;)