A few weeks ago, I attended a mom's night with a group of ladies. I knew only a few of the ladies, but they were all linked by one common person. We did the traditional introductions of how do you know the hostess, where do your kids go to school and how many kids do you have.
This one lady surprised me with the most genuine response I have heard in a long time. She said she had two kids--some Baby Bunched ages--and she followed up with "and that's the right number of kids for me." I loved it! It was perfect. It didn't beg the question "Are you having more?" which seems to be the trend these days with parents. If you have any less than three kids, people really want to know if you're having more children. Why is that?
For people like myself who struggled with conceiving the first time, simply surviving my very active Bunch and having been on the fence for many years about more offspring, this seemed like the perfect statement for inquisitive people who were obviously wanting to ask. Although I don't know why it should matter. It's not anyone's business on whether I'm having more children or not, right? But people seem to feel the need to push. Perhaps it's for their own validation or pehaps it's just our tendency to need to know everything about everyone.
I have two children who are 7 and 6. I love them very much. They are amazing kids. We have tried a few times to have #3 and it didn't happen. So two is the right perfect number for me.