I have had so many different reactions to people finding out I'm pregnant again. The most annoying are the people who say "Oh, two under the age of 5, hope you know what you're getting yourself into!" Yes, I have heard that...and yes, I have an idea of what I am getting myself into. I think it's very hard to know exactly what we're getting into without a crystal ball! Most reactions are of course those of excitement. Like when I told a group of friends a couple weekends ago, they all jumped and hugged and we talked baby for an hour instead of the book we were supposed to be talking about...oops. And when my sisters found out and they grabbed my belly and started talking to it right away, that was fun.
However, there was one reaction that made me stop and wonder. I was in a group of parents and when they found out I was expecting again, the moms in the group were all excited and giving hugs and asking questions. The one dad in the group, said "Congrats, that's gre...wait, you said November? You know that means the baby will miss the cut off for school, right?" I didn't know how to respond! After a second of silence in the room I just said "Yes I realize that, but that's not one of my top concerns for having a healthy baby." Should I have said something else? Maybe. But what?? Personally, I would rather have a child miss the cut off for school, than have a summer birthday (not that there's anything wrong with them!) My little sister's birthday (and my older sister for that matter) are both in the summer. I saw my little sister have trouble getting other kids from her class to come to her birthday party because school wasn't in session. My birthday is during the school year, and it was so nice to be able to celebrate with my friends and have them all come to my party.
Are my priorities messed up because I thought of my kids birthday party over school cut-off for entering school? Maybe. But enjoy a few more pics of C's birthday party while you think about it!