Originally Posted by infojunkie
Chicky2 - I have only 1 baby (16 months). I am intrigued by what you said, "Well you need another coupla kiddos...Having one is sooooo hard". What do you mean? In my heart I think I want 4 or 5 children but wonder how insane life would be with that many. Does it get easier? Don't want to steal the thread though so feel free to PM me or something if you'd rather not elaborate here! :)
LOL, let's see...does it get easier or does it just get more *insane* and you get used to it??? Well, when I had my 2 that are close in age, it was very hard. The oldest has Aspergers and was never a help at all until she was in her 20s. Dh worked 2 jobs so I could stay home, and it was hard. And it gets hard now sometimes but it's a different hard. It will always be harder, imo, when they are so young. They need constant everything from you. After my 3rd was of toddler age, it started getting much easier because the 2nd and 3rd played together all the time and were (and still are) best friends. Then when the 4th came along (much later than we'd have liked, ftr), they were HUGE helps with everything. By then they could do their own laundry, heat up things themselves, do most of the their chores with out constant help, etc.. They also played with each other while I tended to the baby's needs. Yeah, it gets easier, but I also got better at dealing with things more efficiently as I grew with my children. I remember one particular time when we had a friend's small family (one child at the time) over for a bday party and bbq. Also present were my neighbors who had 4 stair-stepped children, plus my own 3 younger ones. I lined up the plates for alllll the kids and started slapping food on them, assembly line style. I looked over and my friend and her dh w/the one kid were just staring and when they saw me look at them they said they were amazed at how quickly and efficiently I was getting things done. By then it was just second nature and I don't think anything of it. I'm just used to being busy and want to get things done asap, lol. And then there are busier times here... Like breeding time, birthing times, butchering times, gardening times, beekeeping "season", and next year hopefully cheese-making times.
Ok, sorry if that was thread-jacking.