I got a blog comment this morning saying that I make everyone else look bad with all the outings and involvement we enjoy with Liam. That it might be time for me to have more kids.
I know she was kidding as she knows our situation, though I still wonder if people think we are selfish for only having one kid.
The stuff we do with Liam on the weekends and in the evenings is compensation for all the time we've lost with Liam. We don't get to do fun stuff during the week, during the day. And all winter long, our child couldn't even enjoy the outdoors because we don't get home until it's dark. The poor kid is finally getting a few moments outdoors this past week because dusk is coming later.
Remember, I don't need validation in writing this post... I just wanted to vent and this is my safe place to do it.
I don't think I'll have any regrets for only having one child. This plan is working for us. Prior to having Liam we wanted 4. But soon after he was born, we knew we were done. I don't understand the perspective of baby hungry-ness after doing it once already. I am fine with doing it once and savoring every bit of it. That is enough for me, for us. Sadly Liam doesn't get a say in it, but he'll turn out just fine without siblings, I hope.