3 children compared to 2 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Community > General Chit Chat > 3 children compared to 2

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-14-2012, 03:27 AM   #1
TxBrew
Administrator
HBT_ADMIN.png
 
TxBrew's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2004
Posts: 9,031
Liked 2195 Times on 768 Posts



For those who have 3 kids, not talking to you weirdos with 3+.

What your thoughts on 3 kids? I know I won't get any "make this nightmare end" but looking for frank comments on being able to get enough quality time per kid, logistics of three, etc.
__________________
#zappabeefheart2016

Register Now!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 03:29 AM   #2
ScottSingleton
 
ScottSingleton's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Manassas, VA
Posts: 434
Liked 8 Times on 7 Posts


The biggest issues I had in going from 2 to 3 was the inability to divide and conquer. You can't split 'em up and deal with issues without leaving one still running around. This transition was the hardest for us -- how do you control 3 runaway kids when there are only two of you? Get past that part and you've got it licked.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 03:44 AM   #3
mojo_wire
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 204
Liked 31 Times on 21 Posts


I've got two, but from everyone ive known with three, you don't notice the difference. Two is lots harder than one, but by then you are so tired anyway you don't notice a change with a third.

Slyko Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 04:15 AM   #4
SharonaZamboni
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
SharonaZamboni's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2012
Palmer, MA
Posts: 9,459
Liked 2040 Times on 1773 Posts


I found three to be a horror show. Maybe because kid #2 was like having four in one. But then, I pretty much had them by myself most of the time.
I also didn't overschedule anyone. If it was going to be a logistical nightmare to get a kid to dance class, they didn't sign up for it. And I couldn't afford it anyway, LOL.

As soon as they're old enough, get them to do stuff around the house. Mine started doing their own laundry at about 8. Sounds harsh, but they didn't appreciate my efforts and I was always crabbing about clean clothes on the floor, etc.

They could all cook themselves something halfway decent by about twelve or so.
We really had no thought about "quality time". We spent a lot of time together (see above re: overscheduling) as a group.

Depending on the ages of the kids, having enough room in your car for three car seats could be a problem. And finding a sitter was really hard.

School lunch money sucked. $2.75/ kid. So I gotta come up with six dollar bills and nine quarters every day? PITA.

Grocery shopping was h-e-double hockey sticks, but not as bad as clothes shopping with three kids.

Good Luck!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 04:26 AM   #5
Goofynewfie
Recipes 
 
May 2012
Edmonton, Alberta
Posts: 1,613
Liked 314 Times on 207 Posts


Growth spurts are hell, 2 weeks of groceries in a couple days and can never get all 3 to agree on a movie, game, etc.
__________________
You cant always be young but you can always be immature

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 06:28 AM   #6
GritCityBrewer
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Tacoma, WA
Posts: 25
Liked 5 Times on 2 Posts


My 3rd is due in 3 weeks. I keep telling my wife we're going from man-to-man to zone defense. I will let you know.

3
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 07:33 AM   #7
bigbeergeek
Recipes 
 
Sep 2008
Visalia, CA
Posts: 4,089
Liked 122 Times on 100 Posts


My wife and I have a 2 year old son and a 7 month old daughter.

I'm getting snipped in a month or two. I refuse to be outnumbered, and I couldn't possibly be happier by having more children. Life is too short for that kind of craziness. My thoughts on the matter.
__________________
"Good people drink good beer." -HST

kscaglio Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 11:31 AM   #8
Evets
 
Evets's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jan 2006
Lancaster County, Pa.
Posts: 1,942
Liked 232 Times on 103 Posts


I'm one of the crazy weirdos who have 4. Going from 2 to 3 was no big deal, IIRC, as they were all within a year or so of each other. The 4th came by surprise 5 years after the 3rd. 20 years later and I've still not recovered from that shock.
__________________
If I'd known I was gonna live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 12:22 PM   #9
jspence1
 
jspence1's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 1,039
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottSingleton View Post
The biggest issues I had in going from 2 to 3 was the inability to divide and conquer. You can't split 'em up and deal with issues without leaving one still running around. This transition was the hardest for us -- how do you control 3 runaway kids when there are only two of you? Get past that part and you've got it licked.
He is right.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2012, 12:29 PM   #10
jspence1
 
jspence1's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 1,039
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by mojo_wire View Post
I've got two, but from everyone ive known with three, you don't notice the difference. Two is lots harder than one, but by then you are so tired anyway you don't notice a change with a third.
He is wrong, two to three is a huge change. Everyone he knows is just trying to trick him into having a third because misery loves company.

But in all seriousness the hardest part is being outnumbered someone is always on their own it's compounded even more when you drop down to one parent (wife travels for work) on the positive side if you have a boy and a girl you'll end up with two of the same sex and you won't have to buy many cloths.

How old are your other kids?

Slyko Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ATTN: Pitbull Owners Beware of Pits w/ Children IrregularPulse General Chit Chat 30 03-21-2009 11:44 PM
OMG! Somebody please think of the children! the_bird General Chit Chat 28 01-27-2007 03:20 AM
DeRoux's Dog looks timid compared to Sam Walker General Chit Chat 24 11-28-2005 02:25 AM


Forum Jump