This is a question my wife and I are often asked. As most of you know, I have a son, James, who is four. Apparently this is not enough children and we urgently need more children. Because…well, actually I’ve no idea. It’s the done thing? Is it?
It’s not that we’ve not debated the idea of having another, and at times recently we’ve expressed concerns that we perhaps should have done it, and sooner (partly so James could have a permanent little playmate, on those occasions where he really looks like he could do with company of his own age). But then there’s the money issue and the whole not-wanting-to-go-through-a-couple-of-years’-worth-of-sleepless-nights thing. And it’d be disruptive for James and Mel would have to give up work again and…
Basically, there are dozens of cons, and not too many pros. As much as anything, we like the fact that we’re able to spoil James a little bit, or rather that we can give him what he needs, when he needs it. He gets our full attention and is always made to feel loved. With two, in our current financial situation, that wouldn’t be possible. Nor would I be able to so regularly indulge my passion for new technology.
Take, for example, this video of a 2-year-old girl playing with an iPad. Awesome, no? And I immediately think “want one!”
Except in my case, I’m not talking about the iPad.
Nah, one’s enough. It really is.
But what if…?