Most of you are very aware that I was never planning to have children, let alone two! However, when I see my boys together and how they interact, I know that I have made the right decision. No one can make a child laugh harder or easier than a sibling. Little Cambridge laughs at Leighton when he's dancing in the living room, when he's saying "Hi" to him, when he's making faces... and in those moments, I feel in my heart that they were always meant to be together.
Sure, not all siblings are the best of friends, and there will be fights and disagreements along the way, but I do think that children need someone (a brother or sister) that they can share a connection with for a lifetime. Selfishly, when I was trying to decide whether or not to have a second, I tried to poll only children to support my case to only have one. That backfired. Every one of those singles told me they hated it and always longed for a sibling. Of course I wanted the best for my Leighton and our family so we went ahead and decided to have another (despite my disdain for pregnancy and my overall dislike of babies).
Luckily for me, Cambridge is as easy of a baby as they come, and he just adores his big brother. For now, Leighton loves his little baby brother, and their relationship is something I am looking forward to watching mature and evolve.
If, for some reason, you're on the fence about having a second child, it's time to be selfless, and just pull the trigger (although, I am not a proponent for telling people how to plan their families). Even though it's not as simple as my grandmother always said ("Just add another potato to dinner"), it is a decision that will impact your life forever. Having children is like starting a major home renovation: sure, it's hell and a nightmarish struggle in the beginning, a horror that will make you question your decision, but the end result will be more amazing than you could have ever imagined.
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Cyndi M. Frick
This lifestyle blog is my outlet to share and advise about the things I love. I always have an opinion!