Open Thread: How many kids?

A few years I asked a good friend, a father of four, how he manages it. We only had one back then, were contemplating a second and I wanted to get a better idea of what might be in store.

He told me, “you know how many kids are too many? However many you have, plus one.”

It’s true. Two kids are more than double the work, somehow. But I see families with three kids and wonder how they’re keeping their heads above water.

This weekend I wanted to ask you all how many kids do you have, and how many would you like? Are you one and done? If you had a second, how did that change things? And if you’re the proud owner of a minivan and hoping to fill it with your offspring, I want to know all about it.