The other day Lucas and I walked by a couple who were changing their baby in the back of their van.
He asked me, "Mom, do you want to have another baby?"
I hesitated before answering him. Do I? I have to admit there are times I get 'baby envy' and miss those baby days. I miss the feel of a new life growing inside of me. I miss the days of a baby discovering their world.
But then I remember the seemingly endless nights requiring multiple feedings, nursing pads, diaper bags, dirty diapers etc etc etc. Pros and cons to everything.
I answered Lucas, "Umm...I think I'm pretty good with having you and Kayla. A boy and a girl. I don't think I need to have another baby."
Then I turned the tables on him, "Do YOU want me to have another baby?"
He enthusiastically said, "YEAH!"
I was a bit surprised by that and questioned him, "You do? You want there to be a baby in the house?"
He said, "Yeah! No wait. 2! 2 more babies."
Me, "Two?! Why do you want me to have TWO more babies?"
His reasoning was simple enough, "Because I have two pillows on my bed and Kayla has two pillows on her bed. And because we don't have enough friends."
He can be so sweet, but I don't think that was reason enough to convince me to have another baby! Sorry son, guess we're just going to have to make more friends. I'm not getting any younger and I think my days of having babies are over.
Although I do think he would make an awesome big brother!
Happy Mother's Day!