Many years ago while in my Master's program, one of my professors mentioned having 5 kids. A few students told him that was too many. I said, the more kids, the more fun. I had to explain ('case of course people thought I meant making the kids) that a house full of kids was busy, exciting and full of laughter.
Of course its a matter of preference. TR is out of state with her aunt and while I tell myself he can spend the week getting individual attention, I think living as an only child sucks. He woke up and asked to speak to his sister. When wevgt on FaceTime, TR said f QT was there he could play with her. When I go out of town I rest easier knowing they have each other. While kids need patents to survive, I believe the sibling relationship is of ajar importance. Your parents are likely to die while you have many years, but your siblings wil share memories and understand you in a way no one else can.
I look at the Braxton's and as much as they fight, they still enjoy each other. That is the crazy thing about a sibling. You are still siblings no matter how much they drive you crazy.I always said, if I had 1 kid I would want 4 because I did not want only children. Mr A said 2-3 because kids are costly. I said 4 because 3 means someone has to ride alone on amusement park rides. Sure that is a simplistic reason but I consider such things. It's nice to have a sibling. I enjoy the relationship TR and QT have. They have fun together and I don't need to find playmates. They are close enough in age to share the same friends. It's a lot of fun for me. It's also work but most good thins ake effort. TR is in Georgia with my sister, visiting the offspring ov my grandmother's sister and brother. The blessing of lots of kids keeps on giving through generations. TR also has a shopping habit, she loves to dress up, loves to paint her nails, travel, dine at nice restaurants and put lip gloss on. These are things that don't matter to me (except dining, I love fine dining and good food) TR is fortunate to have an aunt who loves the girly things in life and is old enough to indulge her in those things.