On the other hand when I was growing up, I often felt like I was not heard. I don't know if some of that is because I am a twin or because my mom was not good at multitasking, or whatever, I just know that's how I felt. As I'm going through the world, I'm thinking about the way I remember being as a child and I want to address and conquer, if I can, the problems I faced as a child.
One way for me to do that is to have ONE child. I know many people might believe the old stigma (that was disproven scientifically) that only children are spoiled. Well, if a child whose needs are met is spoiled, I am IN! I want my little girl to be heard. I don't want to split my focus. I don't want her to feel like an afterthought. I don't want her to have the theme in her life am I enough?...like I do.
Parenting is not a perfect art - neither is being a wife and friend. But, I want to do the best job I know how with the tools I have. And that means I'm having one child. As a choice.
Copyright 2011 Heather Corwin