As of today, my baby girl turns one month old and, in one month and five days, my firstborn will turn two. We are in full blown parenting mode right now.
As soon as Little Miss was born, one question quickly shot to the forefront, “What is like having two kids?” Up until now, I haven’t spent much time to thinking about it. When you’re in the moment of making the change from one to two kids, you’re not usually also processing all the changes you’re making. So when people have asked, I’ve tended to give very broad answers.
Now that we’ve been the parents of two kids for a full month, I thought I’d give it greater thought.
For my wife’s perspective on having two kids: CLICK HERE
I’m a Better Parent to Little Man (my first born)
**EDIT** I drove by the pool on my way home yesterday, and it’s open NOW!!!!!
I Don’t Feel Like I’m Any Better at Having a Newborn the 2nd Time Around
There’s a Lot More Chaos
Prior to expanding our family, we’d found a nice groove with Little Man. Even with Jennifer being pregnant, we had a good idea to handle the amount of insanity that comes with a single child. However, things get a lot more complicated when you have two children.
- Twice the meltdowns
- Twice the fits
- Twice the danger
- Twice the unexplained crying
- Twice the dirty diapers
- Twice the frustration
Did I mention half the sleep?
The theory everyone has is that you can simply do a zone defense: each parent takes a child. It doesn’t work out that way in reality. Even if we split up boys and girls, they can each still be quite a handful on their own. Bottom line: It’s nice to have two sets of hands. So, it’s not so simple as playing a zone defense.