I get asked this question every week. Carson is almost 3, don’t you think it’s time to give him a little sister? Um, no thank you. I never know how to really answer this. Do I just give them the ole’ one little boy is enough, or do I tell them we had this situation “fixed” just weeks after our son was born. But then that just opens an entire new conversation and lectures.
We usually just simply tell people that 1 child completes our family, kids are expensive, we love being the 3 amigos and that we don’t want to be old parents. Of course these reasons are true, but it’s much more than that.
No, not just some baby we can name Carson after he is born. I mean, we prayed for this exact child. For 7 years to be exact. We asked that if it was the Lord’s will to give us a funny, chubby, dark headed, smart, lovingly little boy that we can raise into a wonderful man. One that will love Mexican food and reading as much as his mommy, one that will grow up to become best buds with his daddy. A boy that we can love, nurture and teach how to handle life – because well, those babies actually turn into real people!
It wasn’t the idea of having a little boy for us – it was wanting to have Carson.
What about you, how did you decide on choosing to have (or not) baby #2? Was it a big thought out plan, or did it happen?