Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A numbers game

You know, I can't help but reminisce about how the addition of each child to a family changes the dynamic so much. Your first child is an amazing, life-altering occasion. It moves you from a couple (with the ability to still be slightly selfish) to parents... huge step. But it's still just "you" and the baby. I noticed a decided change in the dynamic with addition of child number two... hard to describe, but definite. Like we moved from "us and the baby" to a family. Wow. Now I'm not sure what we've done with adding a third. I think she focused us a bit, centered everyone's attention on us as a unit... we're tighter (if that makes any sense). But we're also outnumbered now ;) So maybe now it's "us" and "them"?? (totally getting the need for the united front now, lol).

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