Monday, August 20, 2012

The Schwartz's vs Why to Have Multiple Kids

Family planning, I think, is a lot like religion and politics.  It just shouldn't be discussed in mixed company.  Everyone has an opinion and too many people want to give you their unwanted opinion.  I'm pretty good about just smiling and then turning a corner and laughing at the audacity of some people.  One of my good friends, Bekah, has 5 kids and she has said more than once about how people will say, "are ALL of these your kids" in a mixture of shock and horror.  They're kids people, not the plague, and they're not contagious.  You won't have one just by touching one of hers.  Or my SIL told me about when she was pregnant with her 3rd she told someone and that person then went on a 20 minute diatribe doling out all the reasons why 2 is the perfect number of kids to have.  Um, it's too late lady!  She just said she was pregnant with #3.

So since I have said all that I am sure there are plenty of good reasons to have only 1 kid and plenty of good reasons to have more than 1 kid.

I will now telling you the reason why I had 2 kids.

2 words: Matching Outfits.

BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  Aren't they cute!  Aren't I glad they are too young to be able to tell me no.  I figure I have a small window of opportunity to do this to them and I'm going to milk it for all that's it worth.

I ordered those matching sailor suits back when Cody was 2 months old.  I have been waiting patiently for a long time to put them on the kids.  And they were PERFECT.  I love it!  And don't worry, you'll see them again.  I bought them or Cody's 1 year photo session.  And then I need to take the kids down by a lake to snap some photos too.  It's going to be epic.  Can't you just tell by the look on Cody's face.

Oh, and the other reason I wanted multiple kids, see above.  Built in best friends.


  1. LOL-- they're kids, people, not the plague and they're not contagious.. i love it!

    there's a picture of my brother and me with very similar sailor outfits from when we were little!

    very cute.

  2. I get asked all the time why I have five kids? I usually respond that I really liked them and wanted more. Why do you only have one kid? Did you not really like him/her?

  3. When people comment about our five, Joe always tells people he's going to keep having them until he finally gets it right. It's mortifying!

    Yes, I cannot wait to see the pictures, they will surely be epic. I love the sailor suits, absolutely adorable.