February 18, 2014

why to have two kids.

So that when one wants a ride on a push toy, the other one can do the job.

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E wore those glasses for a good five minutes while Ryann did laps pushing her around the room.  I couldn't stop laughing, they looked hilarious.

Seriously though, watching Ryann and Elsie play together and love each other makes all the difficulty of parenting two children worth it.  I won't lie, there have been days when Ryann is mad because she wants to do this or that and I have to tell her we can't because Elsie needs a nap or I need to be able to watch Elsie or anything because of Elsie, I feel guilty.  Guilty that I took something away from Ryann by having another child.

But I think she has gained so much more by having a sibling.  And it melts my heart.  This morning Elsie was crying, there were tears rolling down her cheeks.  Without saying anything Ryann used her thumb to wipe away the tears and laid her hand on Elsie's arm.  I had to choke down the lump that rose up in my throat, it was such a tender little moment.  Sure they fight, but my word do they love each other.  I'm sure those feelings will only intensify on both ends as they get older.  But hopefully the good will continue to outweigh the bad.

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And the giggles.  Oh my goodness the giggles.  They totally make having two amazing.  The way the can just look at each other and make faces and crack up.  Christopher and I have no idea what is so funny, but they find each other hilarious.


the amount of time they spent doing this and laughing is absurd

Having two children is hard, but I wouldn't change it for anything.

Hopefully I still feel the same way if, God willing, we have more!

2 comments:

Laura said...

Time for #3!!! I got pregnant when my 2nd daughter was 15 months and my oldest was 2 1/2! Now they are 6,4 & 2 and it is wonderful!! Hard....at first. Love it now :)

J Young said...

I have three children under the age of 4; my son will be 4 in May, my first daughter will be 2 in May, and my brand-new baby girl is about 2 1/2 weeks old. It's crazy over here, BUT, seeing how close they are and how much they love each other is a wonderful feeling. My first and second are such little partners in crime and I love watching them run after each other. :)