Ok, so I'll be honest. I stumbled upon this website perusing the web instead of working. I'm GREAT at procrastinating.
I'm the VERY proud mother of ONE very happy 5 y/o boy. His name is Mason (I will often refer to him as Mace). I recently bought a book about raising my only to be a happy, well rounded, non selfish, child and started to research birth order and it's affect on our lives as an adult (yes, i'm a dork). MY degree is in Psychology so I am naturally drawn to that sort of stuff. I LOVE reading about research.
It was in that frame of mind, that I stumbled upon this website. My first article/blog you ask? "Having only one child: Why is it considered a Crime?" Or something of the sorts. (My husband says I'ma HORRIBLE quoter.) I LOVED it and the writer's point of view. Basically, it's OUR choice and OUR Family....so butt out and let us procreate as we so choose.
The three of us are just fine living life the way we do. I am so tired of people looking at me weird because we are CHOOSING to have only ONE child. Heck, you would think, in this day and age, that people would commend us for actually thinking this through and planning it out. I'm tired of the "he'll be lonely, he'll be spoiled, he won't have the experience of siblings, he'll be selfish........" comments I get from the young, old, and indifferent.
And in case you're wondering, I'm the oldest of 4 and my husband is the oldest of 2. So, yes, we were "blessed" with siblings. There are no garuntees in life-including the relationship you may or may not have with another person-including your own siblings (if you have any).
If nothing else, I KNOW I can give my son some things I NEVER got growing up.....Peace and Quiet when he comes home from school, 1:1 attention, most of what he wants and EVERYTHING that he needs.