|I've said since .Kaylee was born that I wanted to try for another one when she's 1, & now that we're getting a house we'll be able too because we'll have room .. Pretty much whatever happens after my 21st birthday (.July 28th) is fine with me
My sister & brothers are pretty far apart & none of us get along hardly at all. I'm 20, my sister is 17, my one brother is 13 & my youngest brother is 6 so we're pretty far spread out.
I want my kids to be close enough in age so they can kind of grow up together.
| I have friends who have had it harder than me in school because their parents, while making enough to provide a decent life while growing up, could not afford multi-tuition expenses for their closely spaced children and yet made too much money for any of the children to qualify for grants or most scholarships. I also do not think my sanity could handle more than one small child at a time and I would not want to divide my time or attention unequally between them.
A part of me really wants to have one more child. What would be really stopping me is exactly what you have said. In a way, I am one of those people you are talking about with regard to lack of money for college. My mom being a single parent couldn't afford to put away money for college but the reason was not due to a lot of siblings close in age. She ended up making too much money later and I didn't qualify for grants. I will be paying school off for the rest of my life...which going to school was my choice.
If we have more children, we would not be able to afford to put them through college. Do I want my children to experience what I went through, absolutely not. My husband's parents said they don't regret the four year age difference at all, especially because they only had one child in college at a time. Their parents were able to budget everything out quite well.
|What do you feel is the best time span between children?|
|I really think it depends on the children's personalities.|