When I’m having a day that’s less than perfect, I tend to waste time. A lot of it.
Yesterday I woke up tired, could barely finish my yoga practice (and it’s only 20 minutes long) and Robin was being a handful and a half. My tummy was a little upset, so I had green tea for breakfast instead of my usual coffee. Big mistake. By 10am I was shaking, desperate for a caffeine fix. My little companion had other plans, however, and insisted on climbing on chairs and tables to belt out songs and generally keep me on my toes. There were crumbs everywhere, toys on every surface, unmade beds, laundry piling up and a sink overflowing with dirty dishes. Instead of rolling up my sleeves and tackling one chore at a time, I sat down and put up a poll on this blog, as you do.
It was like my fingers had taken on a life of their own and just went ahead and wrote that question. Except, maybe I had been thinking about that question all the while. Unless you’re new here, you’ll know that I’ve been debating about having another baby for at least a year now. Most of you are probably so bored of my rants regarding this subject that you voted yes just so you would shut me up. Thank you for voting, by the way. I am no closer to a decision than I was before the poll, but what I appreciated were your comments both here and on Instagram.
It’s interesting to see how different people who are in different places in their lives view something like expanding their family. A lot of you mentioned finances, how tiring having more can be and whether the husband is on the same page as me. The husband and I have been discussing this for a long time now and both of us have concerns. Would we be able to provide for three children until they’re all financially independent? Would our two daughters miss out on a lot of things if there was another child sharing everything with them? Would I be able to cope with another person to take care of? What if the new baby had special needs? There’s so much to consider but all the possible problems and setbacks have still not convinced us that we’re done.
So, really, I might know the answer to my question. Then again, I might follow the advice of 17% of you and wait for menopause to take the decision for me!
PS – Poll results at the time of writing this post: yes 75%, no 8%, keep wondering 17%.