Having housemates reminds me of the times that we’ve opened our home in the past — various friends, a few relatives (niece and cousin), and once an entire extended family from Nicaragua who stayed during the time when our children were the smallest. It reminds me that we seem to thrive when we open our doors like this, and the more the better. We are all at our best when we’re mingling with others.
I don’t want to be pregnant again. I don’t want any more babies, or toddlers, or preschoolers, or even young school aged children. My dream was to adopt teenagers. Yes, with an “s” at the end. More than one. A sibling set.