The first time I found out one of my friend’s was pregnant I was shocked. Her daughter is 2 months older than Princess A and WHAM before her kid was even one she was pregnant again. I can’t even comprehend having a second child right now. I have just started to feel in the swing of things and enjoy life as a mom.
Some of my friends sound genuinely happy but others just say well “you don’t want your kid to be a selfish only kid and you want your kids to be close in age.” They don’t seem excited about their second kid. It’s more like something on a to do list they have to cross off ASAP.
I know tons of people who are only children or have a huge age gap between their siblings and they don’t seem miserable or unhappy about it. Yes, some wish they had a sibling or were closer in age with their siblings but lots of people with siblings close in age wish they were only children. Sooooo I guess it’s a “grass is always greener” kind of thing.
I want Princess A to have a sibling one day but I just don’t feel ready and I feel like if I’m not happy the whole family suffers. I tell myself that she learns sharing from Freckles and as long as I take her to the playground, play dates, and classes she will get enough social interaction. But right when I start to feel better about my decision some nosy old lady scolds me for ruining Princess A because she doesn’t have a sibling yet.
What are your opinions? Do you feel like kids with huge age gaps between them and their siblings or only children are DOOMED FOR LIFE? Do you feel like there is really an advantage to any of these situations? Or is it all just nonsense!