Sunday, November 04, 2012
Is One Kid or Three Kids Harder?
I think I was pregnant with Nora, but that can't be the whole reason it was more difficult. I think, now hear me out, that having 3 kids is in a lot of ways easier than having one. With just one child, it's just you and that kid, staring each other down, all. day. long. There is no one but you to distract them, to play with them, and to fight with them. With 2 other kids around, you can outsource all of those things. You can say, "Hey Lillian, go see why Ethan is crying," instead of having to leave your pleasant conversation with your sister to go find out for yourself.
I don't think he (or I) would have been brave enough to try that with only 1 kid.