Today is Special Sibling of a D Kid Day!
If you ask Sweetpea, she'll tell you all about her brothers and sisters. It varies day to day - who they are, how old they are, what their names are.
But she has no brothers or sisters to tell you about! She just has a very vivid imagination!
Are we having more kids? I get asked this all the time.
The answer is.... No. Not unless God has a different plan for us and goes to great lengths to make it happen!
Why? Well.... It's a myriad of reasons, really.
J never wanted more kids. Which is funny, because HE's the one with siblings. I'M the only child. I wanted another one... I was kinda sure. Kinda.
We hadn't made a complete decision (at least I hadn't) when Diabetes entered our lives.
Did Diabetes make the decision for us?
Kinda. We were leaning that way anyway - just having one. D just sealed the deal.
Is it because I worry about another child having D? Well.... maybe a little. But it's not just that. J has some serious issues with his eyes that are hereditary. We worried a lot about that with Sweetpea. We worry about taking that risk again with another child. Then you add in the worry about diabetes. And the worry I have that having another child would just put me over the edge.... dealing with a newborn and diabetes??? Joanne over at Death of a Pancreas is doing it... and I'm SO incredibly happy for her and thinks she's a superhero for doing it! It's just not for me. I worry that I wouldn't be able handle it. I worry that I would either neglect the baby or diabetes.
Do I judge others for having more kids? ABSOLUTELY NOT. It's just not the decision we choose to make.
Do I feel like D is keeping us from having more children or taking away a dream? No. Not at all. If we REALLY wanted another child, we'd have one.
But... We like our family the way it is. Small. It suits us. It's easy for us to travel and just pick up and go places and do things. It works for us.
So since I can't share a picture of sibling with you... I'll share a picture of Santa!
As has become our tradition, we go to the mall to visit Santa on the day after Thanksgiving!
This is a perfect day! J is working so Sweetpea and I have to find something to do. She LOVES all the excitement of the holiday shopping day. She wants to be involved. Staying up all night isn't an option, so we get up and get dressed and head to the mall.
It's a great day for Santa pics because there are very few children at the mall! The line is non existent!
Sweetpea was so excited to see Santa! She told him she'd like a play kitchen and a necklace!
I thought the pics turned out very nicely!
Ho! Ho! Ho!