If I got a hundred bucks every time someone asks us “So when’s the second baby coming?” or some variant of it, we’d be pretty damn rich (they don’t ask often enough that a nickel each time would do the trick) and a lot less annoyed. People ask fairly regularly for some reason, perhaps because they think we’re in family-building mode, but this ain’t The Sims…things cost real money, not simoleons, and taking care of a family is a lot more work than clicking on things until their mood bar turns green (if only!).
It’s annoying because we find the question somewhat invasive and it only gets more annoying with each time it’s asked. And if we say “probably not”, then people seem to automatically deduce it’s because of your mother’s bad birthing experience, which isn’t completely true.
Only time will tell, but you’re probably going to have to settle for Kili as your everyday playmate. If you’re wondering why no sibling will materialize one day, the simple reason is your mother and I are happy with just having you and Kili in our lives. Maybe that’ll change over time, but we didn’t set out with a goal in mind in terms of the number of kids we want in our family.
I’m also a bit of a Malthusian and don’t want to be contributing to an accelerated decline of our planet. If we did want to grow our family, we would think about adopting instead, but who knows. Personally, I’d also like to get to a point where I’m caught up on sleep, but based on what everyone says, I don’t anticipate that happening for another ten years or so.