There are times when things get chaotic and we have our share of bad days. But the majority of the time, things are easy and manageable. Having two kids is just natural, and it's so. much. fun. I'm not being dramatic, I really really love it. Now that Easton is 16 months, he's really turning into a little boy (hold on while I go cry in the corner). But even as much as I miss my teensy baby, I'm so happy that he's getting to an age that him and Bennett can play together. And (knock on wood), they play well together... usually. They love each other and I don't think Bennett even remembers what life was like before his little brother came along. My heart turns into a puddle of mush when I see one of them go up to there other and just randomly give a hug or kiss. Or share without me having to ask.
And it's in these moments that I catch myself yearning for another baby (re: my baby fever). I can almost envision another boy (or girl) cuddled up with them, playing and laughing with them. The boys and I are in such a great groove, I feel like another sibling would just fit right in. Sometimes. If it was the right time, but it's not. But I'm serious, that is how much I love having more than one kid. But of course, I'm not here to talk about babies so let's get back to the original subject.
You might think what I'm about to say is crazy, but the truth is, it's become almost easier to have two kids, as opposed to one. Say what??!? Besides the obvious reason, that they entertain each other, for me, i's because when one of them is being naughty or difficult, the other one is usually an angel. And I thank God for those tender mercies, because in the heat of the tantrum, I can look at the other child being mellow and well-behaved and remind myself that this too will pass. Does that even make sense? I hope so.
Like I already said, having more than one kid is hard. But overall, having two kids doesn't even phase me anymore (although, my husband might disagree when he gets home from work at 5:00 and my head is spinning, lol). Granted, I can't get much done for myself throughout the days, and that can be challenging.... but our days are fairly easy. I'm not scared to take them out in public like I was when Easton was a baby and I was still adjusting to things.
I guess I'm here to say that life is good. Life is really good. We mesh so well as a family, and I'm so thankful for these two little creatures and the happiness they bring us!
And because I'm too lazy to pull out my camera and take a better quality picture, I quickly tried to snap a cute brotherly photo of these two a few weeks ago. Nailed it, obviously. ;-)