I'm particularly interested in your ongoing contemplation about family size/spacing. I have one perfect (I think) little girl and I think my husband and I feel DONE! I've never particularly wanted a big family, and now that she's here. . . we just don't feel like we'd like another. We feel complete and well balanced and happy.
Of course this solicits many negative comments from friends and strangers alike, and I wonder if you might ask your readers sometime how they feel if they either are only children or if they have only children. . .
I'd like to hear some positive stories about "only-ies". . .we feel fine about our choice, but it's tough sometimes to hear about her "need" for a sibling!
This is such a great idea. I, too, would love to hear Happy Only stories. I hear a lot of negative feedback on my end of the family size spectrum, and I know the only-child peeps get a lot of negative feedback on their end of the spectrum, too. Socially acceptable family size seems to be "No fewer than 2 children, no more than 3 children."
So let's hear some GOOD STUFF about having just one child, or about being the only child. And I'm hoping we can do it without it turning into a bashing of OTHER size families.