Do you ever miss being pregnant? My last pregnancy was over 6 years ago and I have to say that being pregnant was a very special time in my life, but I’m glad to be in this stage of life where my children are growing up and no more babies are on the way. Since my children are six years apart, there are many things that the older one can do, that the younger one cannot. This causes many problems and tears on an ongoing basis. My oldest is allowed to go to the park on his bike and meet friends, while the youngest must wait until his dad or I can take him to the park. My oldest has a cell phone and a computer and the youngest is not ready for these items yet, but thinks that he is more than ready for them. He wants to be just like his older brother and likes to play games that are meant for older kids because he thinks that the games designed for 6 year olds are for babies.
There is a big possibility that our youngest son will be taller than the oldest because the youngest was so big when he was born. He was almost 11 pounds when he was delivered at 38 weeks by scheduled C-section. He is one of the youngest in his first grade class and is one of the tallest in his classroom.
My 12 year old is always dreaming about cars and what he’d like to drive when he turns 16. The youngest has decided that if he is tall enough to drive before the 12 year old gets his driver’s license, that he should be able to drive too. He doesn’t like to think about being 6 years behind his brother and having to experience the “fun” things in life 6 years later than his older brother. Even though he is a “big kid,” he still can’t sit still in the theater or sit and enjoy a movie at home without have the urge to get up and find something better to do. I know as parents that we don’t want our children to become couch potatoes, but I would like to be able to go to the theater as a family without needing to find ways to keep him in his seat until the movie is over.
How about you, do you dream of an upcoming pregnancy? Are your children close in age? It is not always controllable, but after experiencing children with a huge gap in age, I would recommend keeping your pregnancies closer together if at all possible.
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