Comments: How Do People With Only Two Kids Manage?

The oldest two are extra nice and helpful!

I am finding what you wrote to be so true. For me, two is infinitely easier than one.

Posted by Meredith at June 9, 2008 01:25 PM

Great post. Older children are a blessing and help ease the job of dealing with the little ones. Maybe you can use your post as a handout for the very curious who stop to ask how you manage with so many kids. Ok, so I'm kidding. But it could save you time in explaining things. ;)

Posted by Melissa at June 9, 2008 04:03 PM

I'm relieved to hear it!

*Sigh* my oldest is going to be 4 in September, so I guess we need to get serious about researching our schooling options, particularly if we want to homeschool. I really don't know that it would work with me working three days a week and trading off with Paul, so I'm hoping our situation gets clarified within the next month or two...

Posted by Lenise at June 9, 2008 08:55 PM

I'm having a mixed bag of results with two more added to my "brood". The oldest can be the very loving and helpful big brother we encourage him to be, and then there are other times where his competitiveness and oppositional behavior make it very difficult for everybody else.

I'm sure your older two will snub the older ones occasionally. My two boys will gang up and snub the little girl, and sometimes she takes it a little too personally. It amazes me on the capacity of the human heart to love more as your family grows.

For those folks who feel the need to "subtly" criticize your large brood, just tell them you've had an extra helping of blessings from God. They'll shake their head, dismiss you as a "fundie" and move on. Keep an eye out for articles/comments about the need to limit family size with the coming (or is it here now?!) energy crisis, as the argument of requiring less people for our scarce resources starts getting more airtime.

Posted by Marc V at June 10, 2008 05:11 AM

That should be "older two snub the younger ones ..."

Posted by Marc V at June 10, 2008 05:13 AM

You aren't making this mom of soon to be 2 little ones feel any better!!!

Posted by Michelle at June 10, 2008 10:52 AM