Now we have two kids and that beautiful ratio only exists when other people are around. In our house, it's man-on-man defense.
But we're lucky because we live 5 minutes from my parents, 5 minutes from my brother's family, have a grandma who comes to visit almost weekly from Pennsylvania. And we have tons of friends who actually like our kids.
One friend took Jenna for a manicure on a day when I was busy to give Mike a little break.
Another friend came to my house, picked Jenna up and took her for a play date with her two girls, and then returned her to me - all because Alex was napping! (Thank KC!) Another friend consistently picks Jenna up from school so I don't have to schlep Alex out. (RB xoxo)
Of course, it's reciprocal, at times, we (I) am the one watching a handful of kids for various reasons, ranging from friends just needing a break to childcare falling through.
|Melissa's Daycare - Kids look happy!|
Sometimes I dream about living in a kibbutz or a multifamily house just so we can share all the kid duties....or maybe there's something to be said about Sister Wives hmm...