Just one more baby

The kids are excited about getting another member in their gang.

Well, I thought I was done having babies. But the truth is, I always wanted four kids. I am one of four kids and I love the dynamic I have with my siblings. My theory was always that if you have four kids, no-one gets left out, and there is always someone to play with.

So late last year we realised that we weren’t done having kids and surprise, we will be having another little Collins in October 2020.

I tell you what, it’s a strange time to be having a baby. I have struggled with anxiety since having Ethan in 2015, and in these unprecedented and unsure times the anxiety is peaking again.

My kids can be very destructive and cheeky.

Not only are we worrying about having 4 kids to protect from scary new viruses and the like. But our lives currently look nothing like they used to with kids home from school and kinder indefinitely and facing homeschooling for who knows how long.

I don’t know how to home school, let alone home school a 6-year-old while I have a 4-year-old and 2-year-old to keep alive as well. I am super grateful that we don’t have to do this alone and we have our fantastic schools help with this and a wonderful community around us as well.

The insta-compare-itis has been strong lately which has helped to fuel my irrational fears that I can’t do this. To try and squash those fears I have been trying to limit my Insta scrolling and really celebrate the wins. No matter how small.

One example is I celebrate if I get through the day without asking the question ‘Why are you naked?’ Or similarly, ‘Where are your pants?’

Ethan is forever appearing around the house missing items of clothing.

I love those parenting moments when you think how many times today have I asked ridiculous questions. So please help me feel better about my kids who claim that they just ‘like to be naked’ and tell me the most ridiculous thing you have said or asked this week.

What is the most ridiculous thing you have said to your kids since being in isolation?

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