Now that we are expecting a little #3 I can’t help but wonder how it will change our family dynamic. I come from a family of only 2 kiddos – my sister & I. My husband only comes from 2 as well – his brother & him. I’m new to the whole idea of a 5 number family. Right now things are pretty easy and we are in the flow of raising the kiddos. When heading out we each have a kid to watch and control. When going on separate shopping trips, we each take a kid to split the duties. Right now, aside from tantrums and whining, things are pretty easy.
Not only have I been thinking about our family dynamic, I’ve also started to wonder about the whole topic of “birth order.” I was the ‘typical’ older sibling: outgoing, a leader, loud, wanting to always be around other people, focused and in charge. My sister was the typical baby sibling: quiet, kept to herself, more shy, enjoyed reading alone in her room and went with the flow. So far my boys have displayed those same traits in their personalities so I just wonder how all of that will change with #3. I foresee Cohen being a great big brother always wanting to help, worrying about the baby when they are crying & always wanted to be around. I foresee Lucas wanting to always love on the baby but other than that – sticking to his own thing.
Interesting all of this family stuff. What do you think?
Do you think birth order plays a role in personality?