Tuesday, July 19, 2005

do you see what toddlers do to you?

Have I told you of my long-term childhaving plan? Do you want to know? Well, too bad 'cause it's part of what I want to tell you.

Our plan is to have Lexie and Emmie, then wait three years and try again. That is if my woman parts cooperate as nicely as they did with the conceiving of Emmie. Before Lexie was born, our plan was just to have one because we thought even one was a long shot. Then Emmie came to us so quickly and we started having wonderful fantasies about gaggles of children (and with gaggles? I mean four).

But then, Lexie became a toddler. A terrible toddler. You know what I'm talking about. The constant screaming, the biting, the hitting, the hair pulling...the list goes on and on. Did you know she bit her little baby sister last night? Bit her. On the toe. Yeah. So, while Emmie's screaming because well, her toe hurt and Lexie's screaming because who knows why, S turns to me and says, "that's it! We're so done having kids." You guys, my uterus died a little right then and there.

I can see where he's coming from....wait, no I can't. He thinks having two little ones is hard? Really. Who is home with them all...day...long? Who changes the 20 diapers a day? Who is up to her ears in laundry and dishes? Me, the mommy, that's who. And do I think I'm done? Hell no. I know it's hard now, but I also know it will get (somewhat) easier later. So, as lovingly as I could, I turned to S and told him to, "we'll be done having kids when I say we're done having kids!" Think he got my point?

10 comments:

Heather B said...

Damn right girl!! It's your uterus and you use it until you don't want to anymore. We're bound to have them for a while, might as well put it to good use rather than the crappy monthly use...;)

On S's side, I've done the same thing. When Elissa's just driving me nuts, I'm like, that's it, no more kids! Of course, I know better. I know I couldn't live with myself if I never had another baby!!!

Laina said...

I'm just like S--always up in the air. Sometimes I'm so sure I want another one, and other times I'd be happy NEVER to do the toddler phase again. I know for sure I want to adopt an older kid, but as for having another baby...I just don't know!!

Wethyb said...

You crack my ass up!! You tell him sister!!!

I know I want more than just my little one too, although I guess I could change my mind after #2....but I doubt it!

Toni said...

Did that work? I'm still trying to get my hubby to agree to another one.

Linda said...

You crack me up, Christina. You tell S how it is!!

Jewl said...

LMAO!! It isn't really up to the guy to have kids... if that were the case the human race would be long dead...

Dawn said...

you have a point there! But I am so done. I thought 3 would be nice now I know 2 is better!

Pieces of Me said...

I just wouldnt have them that close together I guess...It must be hard...I dont know about life getting easier...I heard it gets harder! I am sure he still wants to have more children he must have been frustrated...Hubby does the same thing here he gets mad being home for just a little while...I told him he would never last being home as much as I am! TTYL

Mrs. K said...

That is *AWESOME*
Nick is at the same stage as Lexie is...I like your optimism! (Being that things will get better)

Robyn said...

It's easy to say "no more" until it's bedtime and you get that hug and kiss and "I love you mommy" an then it's like oh god i want 'gaggles' of these hugs and kisses. My daughter is getting ready to turn 3, and all the fun temper tantrums and "NO's" are in full swing, but even through all of the bad stuff, the good stuff is so awesome that it makes you forget about the bratyness. And as for S, it should be a joint decision, not just one person saying that you all are done having kids. =)