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  • Yes, the second child is a significant difference.

    The first changes your life drastically as you learn to deal with the responsibilities. But eventually you get to a point where you can manage things pretty well. While there are regular interruptions to other parts of your life, you can work around them easily enough.

    The second one doesn't require the learning experience, but doubles the number of interruptions. And for a number of years, the difference in ages means that the nature and timing of int
    • by gnat (29) on 2002.01.04 17:19 (#2699) Journal
      It's good to know that the rewards:work ratio grows in favour of rewards. That'll keep me going through more housebound days. Thanks.

      I love that bumpersticker. I think my parents will love it too.

      (we also have no desire to duplicate the large families of our grandparents--we are weaker than they were, and fear to be outnumbered by the Little People)