I was talking to a friend today and she asked me how Sabrina was doing. I told her fine and asked how her daughter was and if she was still planning on having a second soon. She told me no and that it was a long story and how about us. Were we going to have a second. I had to think about this as it's a constant battle in this house. So I said I'm not sure, the cost is high and the economy is what it is which makes things worse. She then told me DON'T have another one, there is a new movement of people called Singletons that have only one child and will not have another as it impacts their financial situation and as she put it to me, It's hard on Mothers like her who are in their 30's and working.
Ok, I'm in my mid 40's and working. No, I will not be giving birth to a child but, more and more women are having children after 40 and unfortunately in their 60's ( I just threw up a bit in my mouth. SIXTY! come on science, STOP IT!) Oldest Mother. I know times are tough, but I think about Sabrina being an only child and it just does not make me happy. I put her in her room to play while I folded her clothes, She sat on the futon in her room and started to fall asleep. She has, books, toys, stuffed animals and the list goes on. She gets bored with us I think. Bobby says, oh she has us to play with, but I do not think in our 40's we PLAY like kids play. So a little different. Lavishing the attention is not an issue, I think it is more get down on my level, lets play my way until we're done. For us done is 20 - 30 minutes later when our OLD bones start to rattle and shake. I would like to have another, it isn't anything do or die. Two just seems perfect. We will see what the future holds for us I guess. Singleton Moms.