Saturday, February 6, 2010

It's all about the timing

My kids are 16 months apart. Believe me, I know- that is close! I read other blogs, with people that have kids farther apart, 2-3-4 years, and they are having problems with the older children- jealousy, tantrums, etc. In the last 2.5 months, we haven't had any of that. It's almost like B's too little to realize that she even could be acting out because of SD.

Of course, he's not mobile and trying to steal her toys yet.....


  1. I am in awe of anyone with kids less than a year and a half apart, or even two years apart, seriously. You have my respect!!

    I suppose any age difference has its own issues, but I find myself wondering (about a thousand times a day) how it would be if Oliver and Andrew were either a year closer or a year farther apart. The baby is easy, it's really Oliver's Age Three-ness that is killing me. He was doing that before Andrew was born though. I just keep hoping it will get better... and then I get to go through it all over again with Andrew! LOL. But at least then I won't have a newborn!

    Of course, this all comes with an asterisk: *At the end of the day, I would not trade either of them for anything. :)

  2. Oh, BELIEVE ME, there are plenty of things that are NO FUN about them being this close. For example, neither is emotionally stable enough right now, when one starts crying the other gets very upset. (Goes both ways for them.) And speaking of crying, when they are upset there are times I can not understand (or they can't explain) what's wrong. Frustrating for me when I can't figure it out... And like I said- we haven't even gotten to sharing yet.

    Also, just think, I'm going to have one in the middle of Three-ness, when the other starts Terrible Twos! :)