So, yesterday I started thinking about how day to day life would actually be with three kids. I have two sons, 6 & 4. And, I just can't get beyond the crazy logistics of taking two kids to different schools with a baby (and managing my business...). We live in a big city and my older son will be starting a new school next September. The only one I like is a bus ride away. Meanwhile, little brother will stay in their wonderful alternative pre-school a bus ride in the other direction.
I also run my own business - but I think I absolutely have to find someone to replace me. Also, DP is away from home at least three days a week.
Oh dear - I started getting a knot in my stomach yesterday just thinking about it all. Part of the issue is that I feel I am going to be so stretched in every way that I will not be able to give what I want to give the kids. Right now I spend a little time with them each morning at the pre-school. I just don't want to have to dump one and rush to the next place.
I find it intense anyway when DP is away for more than a couple of days as I have so much on my plate right now. How on earth will I do this with a baby and complicated school run?
Did any of you find you needed to make any radical changes to your life with more than two children? Did you rethink your work or where you live or did things just work out?
I'm not sure if I'm creating needless anxieties or whether actually I should be thinking hard about reorganising my life somehow. I am very interested in homeschooling/unschooling, but I can't really imagine that with a baby either and there isn't much of a culture here, so could be v. lonely.
Would love to hear anyone else's experiences.