Yes, I Know My Daughter Needs a Sibling

But thanks for pointing that out to me. Again.

What reaction were you anticipating? Do you truly imagine I’ve not considered it? Or, perhaps, do you think I have – but clearly a nudge is in order, and you’re the right person to give it?

What if I’ve deliberated, but ultimately decided against it? Are you the right person to convince me I’m wrong?

I used to be of the naïve assumption that once you’d had one baby, there’d be little holding you back from cracking on with the next. But I now know better; and, having had children yourself – perhaps you should too.

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I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt, and writing this to show you some of the very legitimate issues only-child families may be contending with:


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