“She is growing up so fast. When are y’all having another baby?”
My husband and I hear that statement every day. It usually comes from little old ladies who are long past their childbearing years and love nothing more than to pressure young people into making more babies. It always amuses us to see their reaction to our response which is usually,“We’re on the one child plan. One and done! Yep, we’re good, but thanks for asking.”
Most people are horrified. I’ve even seen an old lady clutch her pearls and look like she was going to faint. I can almost read the thought bubbles over their heads as they think “One child?! Why would anyone want just one child?”
Well, there are many reasons that the “one child plan” works for our family. Here are a few:
Now raising an only child is no walk in the park. It comes with its own battles. Here are some of the drawbacks that I deal with daily:
I believe that children are a blessing. But they’re more of a blessing if you’re equipped to love, care and provide for them. And I’m only equipped to deal with one.
What’s the optimal number of kids for your family?
Words: Yolanda Darville
Yolanda Darville is a mom, writer, and blogger focusing on inspiring and empowering women. Learn more about her on her blog www.bahamamommyinc.com.