Why is it that any time I mention that I may only want ONE child, I get the same crazy shocked look from people? "Only one, are you sure?" "But Peyton will be lonely" "Don't you want a sibling for her"...good grief, let it go!
Now I'm not 100% sure that I only want 1 child, but I'm not 100% sure that I want more than 1 either. I myself am an only child (feel free to gasp now), and as crazy as it may sound I really enjoyed being an only child. I wasn't lonely and I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything. Actually when I went to stay with friends that had brothers and/or sisters, I was usually ready to come home to some peace and quiet. It was fun for a few hours, then I was over it.
And believe it or not, I was not spoiled rotten. I worked from high school on with a break my freshman year in college so I could adjust (plus freshman parking was impossible). I worked and I appreciated the things I was given.
I just hate the stigma that's given to only children. Just because you're an only child doesn't mean you're a brat and it doesn't mean you're sad and lonely. I also can't stand the blank stares like I'm completely insane for even mentioning the possibility of not having a 2nd child! I haven't tossed out the possibility at all, I'm even leaning towards it some days but there's nothing wrong with either decision.
I'll step down from my soap box now!