My friend Lori had a baby at 40+ years old. I can't say the exact age, because if you ask her how old she is, she doesn't know for sure. Its not that she is one of those coy women who pretend to be 35 years old for the rest of her life... its either a math issue so she can't keep up the higher the number goes, or a true lack of caring. I think its the latter. Anyway, when her daughter Sophie was a baby, she used to send out emails of the wacky stuff she would do with the title "Reasons Why You Shouldn't Have Children After 40." Will came along about a year later and I realized that I did none of those absent minded things that Lori did on a regular basis (ex. changing Sophie's diaper but forgetting to put a new one on until the fresh poo came seeping through her clothes). Now that I have Jack, things have changed. I am still under 30 (which I can say for two more months), so its not an age thing in my case. I think its a numbers thing. Three kids may be three too many sometimes. So in honor of my stupidity and that of mother everywhere, I am going to start a list of reasons why three kids are more than enough.
#1: I was taking the kids to my parents' house for the evening and getting all of the bags ready. One would think a competent adult could handle it. Guess not! I got out Jack's pumpkin seat and put it on the kitchen table to adjust the straps, grabbed Will and set him in. Anyone catching on to my error??? Grabbed Will.... the two year old the size of a three year old... and put him in the baby's car seat. One would think that I would immediately take him out but no... I proceeded to attempt to strap him in all the while thinking "this car seat is getting way too small for him." Tabbi, completely confused, just said "uh, Lynn" and I looked at her and then Will and saw the "What in god's name are you doing?" looks on their faces and realized that three kids are more than enough!