Guest blogger Angela Chee: Now that I have two kids, I realize it's just easier the second time around. Is it because my second one is easier or my first one more difficult? Is it because I've done it already?
Whatever the reason, now I know why some moms continue to have more kids. You sort of know what you're doing already. You have all the stuff. Don't get me wrong -- it's not that I want more kids. But on good days when you see your kids smile and see the love in their eyes, you realize why parents go through all that they do.
When my daughter's face lights up when I walk into the room, or my son gives me a hug and says, "Thank you, Mommy!", I just melt. When you watch their little personalities develop, sometimes you see a part of you, sometimes a part of your husband, and sometimes it's just uniquely them -- but it's amazing regardless.
However, on a day when I'm struggling with my own kids and see an exhausted pregnant mom with multiple kids (one throwing a temper tantrum, one crying, and one running in the opposite direction) trying to load them into a minivan filled with carseats and strollers, I figure two is quite enough for me, thanks.