My sister and I, with our four and three kids respectively, occasionally think back to our one-child or two-child selves. "Remember when we each just had one baby and we thought that was hard?!?" "Hahaha, remember when we only had two kids each and we though that was hard?!?!" *incredulous laughter*
But you know what? It was hard. When I think back to when I only had one child, I think about how
difficult it was to adjust to life as a mom, how new everything was to
me, and how much I worried. It was hard. I think back to when I just had two kids and they were the same ages as my youngest two are now, and it was hard because it was JUST me ALL the time. Now, my oldest child is able to help out in small, but valuable ways that make taking care of the younger two just a little bit easier.
You can read an updated version of this post here on my new blog, Sunshine and Spoons! I hope to see you there!