If your home only consists of mummy bear, daddy bear and baby bear, you may find yourself weighting up the pros and cons of having just one child.
And, there is no doubt about it, you will be inundated with questions of when you’re going to have another one; but, no matter what other people say, there are some pretty awesome things about having just one child:
Less presents to buy
This is definitely one of the best things about having a small family. Christmas, Easter, birthdays and any other occasions are a lot cheaper when you only have one to buy for – well, that’s if you manage to restrain yourself from going overboard.
Only one bedroom to clean
No matter how many times you may ask your child to clean their room, you always end up doing it yourself. When you only have one, you only have one room to clean, which is already one too many, if we're being honest.
Kids can accumulate an awful lot of stuff, and by stuff we mean clothes, toys, pencils, art and craft supplies and lots and lots of shoes. And no matter how many storage boxes you buy, it always ends up anywhere apart from where it’s meant to be. The more children you have, obviously, the bigger the amount of ‘stuff’ cluttering up your home. Less is more.
Only one birthday party
Parties are expensive and stressful - very, very stressful. But, thankfully, you only have one to deal with every year. And one’s quite enough, thank you very much. It might even make you brave enough to host it at home, maybe.
More time for you
Let’s face it, when it comes to looking for a babysitter, it’s a lot easier to find a person who will mind one child than a gaggle of kids, and if you do manage to get one, the price goes up - a lot. Less kids means more you time, something we could all do with more of.
Only one parent/teacher meeting a year
The parent/teacher meeting can be pretty daunting, especially if you have to sit on the pupils’ small chairs while the teacher looks down from above. With one child, you only have to face this once a year, unless your darling son or daughter is a little bit troublesome.
There’s just mummy bear, daddy bear and baby bear, and you’re alright about that.