Let me tell you the story about how I ended up becoming the proud father of three little rascals.
It all started when my wife and I decided to try for a baby, and before we knew it, we were blessed with our first bundle of joy. Of course, being new parents, we were a nervous wreck and didn’t know what the hell we were doing half the time. But we survived, and we loved every second of it.
Fast forward a couple of years, and my wife started getting that itch again. Not the kind that requires a trip to the doctor, mind you, but the kind that tells you it’s time to make another baby. So, we did the deed, and a few months later, we were over the moon to find out that we were expecting not one, but two little ones. That’s right, twins! At this point, I was thinking, “Oh God, what have we gotten ourselves into?”
But you know what? It turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to us. Sure, it was tough at first. We barely got any sleep, and changing diapers became a full-time job. But then we started to notice some of the hidden benefits of having three kids in the house, and it made it all worthwhile.
Benefits of Having Three Kids
For example, let’s talk about food.
When you’ve got three kids, you quickly learn how to optimize per capita food units. That’s just a fancy way of saying that you don’t waste any food. If one kid doesn’t finish their meal, you’ve got two others who are more than happy to help out. And if there’s any food left over, you can always count on the family dog to take care of it.
First up, we’ve got the entertainment factor. Let me tell you, having three kids is like having a live-action sitcom in your own home. The hijinks, the shenanigans, the hilarious misunderstandings – it’s like having your own little cast of characters to keep you laughing all day long.
Built-in Support System
Next on the list is the built-in support system. When you’ve got three kids, there’s always someone to turn to for help, whether it’s with a project around the house or just a shoulder to cry on. Plus, with three different personalities and perspectives, you’re guaranteed to get a range of opinions on any given situation.
Kids always have a playing buddy and you… could have a nap
Another great thing about having three kids is that you never have to worry about them being bored. They always have each other to play with, which means you don’t have to be their personal entertainment system. Of course, they also fight like cats and dogs, but that’s just part of the fun, right?
Let’s not forget about the financial benefits, either. I know, I know, it sounds counterintuitive – after all, more kids means more expenses, right? But hear me out: with three kids, you can take advantage of all sorts of discounts and deals, from family meal specials at restaurants to bulk pricing on school supplies.
You become a master at multitasking
When you have three kids, you learn how to juggle tasks like a pro. You can cook dinner while helping with homework, fold laundry while entertaining a toddler, and plan a family vacation while on a work call. It’s like a superpower, but with more snacks.
Tiredness is a Legitimate Excuse
Forget running a marathon, try running after three kids all day. The constant activity and energy required to keep up with them will leave you exhausted, but at least you have a legitimate excuse for being tired all the time.
Connection that’s hard to replicate
You get to experience the magic of sibling relationships. Watching your children form bonds and create their own little world together is a special kind of joy. From silly inside jokes to secret handshakes, siblings have a connection that’s hard to replicate. And as a parent, it’s heartwarming to witness.
having three kids has been a wild ride for my wife and me. Sure, there are days when we feel like we’re drowning in a sea of dirty laundry and sippy cups, but those moments are quickly forgotten when we see our little rascals sleeping soundly and dreaming of unicorns and rainbows.
So, to all the parents out there who are considering adding to their brood, I say go for it! Embrace the chaos, stock up on coffee and wine, and get ready for the ride of your life. And who knows, maybe someday we’ll even try for number four. (Just kidding, honey. Unless you’re into it…)
Author: Maxim Zavich, teacher and a father of two sons and a daughter