4/30/2019 0 Comments
Originally published in Raising Arizona Kids Magazine, April 2019
Our household boasts three cribs, two bunk beds and dressers filled with at least $100 in diapers every month. We own two pack-and-plays, two bouncers and four car seats. There are no twins in our home — just three toddlers and another babe on the way.
We didn’t get here overnight, and with each additional child, we learned more fully how to manage our household, keep our sanity and love our children better. Nick and I welcomed our first child in March 2016, and a year and 10 days later, we became foster parents to a 4-month-old. The transition from one child to two happened by design, but it was not easy.
We expected our second child to fit smoothly into the schedule we’d perfected with our firstborn, and we were sadly disappointed to learn how unrealistic that assumption was. Becoming parents of two was a huge lesson in logistics and juggling. It took about six or eight weeks of drudgery to get a handle on managing adult conversations, tag-teaming dinner and knowing who was better fit to give someone a bath.
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