Apr 11, 2017

Disadvantages to Having 3 Kids

I have three kids. I think that's a fairly normal amount until I see the look of horror on stranger's faces when I tell them I have 3 kids. It might be the fact that I had three kids in 21 months more than the actual number of kids I have, Maybe.

Probably.

Occasionally I think about what it would be like to only have two kids, the culturally accepted amount of kids. It occurs to me occasionally that there are some disadvantages to having three kids.

Like when

Kids eat free
I love when restaurants have a kids eat free night. Saving money is one of my favorite things to do. But when you have three kids only two meals are free. I get it, it's a one for one kind of thing but it still sucks. Especially since my kids are getting to an age where they can't share kid's meals anymore.

Elevators
Did you know that the goal for many kids is to sit in the back corner of the elevator? And that there are only two back corners? This is a major source of annoyance for me in every single elevator we get into.

Hotel Rooms
Ahh the pain of the pull out couch. Your hotel room says it sleeps up to 6 but that means two suckers are on the fold out couch. Or in the case of a family of 5 one sucker. No one wants the fold out couch, no one. My poor son, he always gets the couch since the girls don't want to share a bed with him.

Amusement Rides
We just went to Great Wolf Lodge, and we had the best time. But with an odd number of kids we couldn't ride all together on one ride and on the others someone always was alone. Same goes for roller coasters and Disney.

Restaurants
I'm not sure who decided that restaurants should have very few tables that seat more than 4 people. One of our favorite restaurants has exaclty one table that seats more than 4 people. Which means we cram into a small table or try to move tables, not easily done when it's crowded. And don't even get me started when we see a family of 3 sitting at that one table.

Are these things the end of the world? No, they don't even blip on my radar most of the time. But I had some time on my hands today with only two kids and my trip to the store was much easier. Of course later when we picked up my third child from her after school club all was right with the world again.




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