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I can easily give Alexis one-on-one attention because there's no sibling needing/wanting attention.. I looove that! I think everything is so calm, there's no fighting (i.e. sibling rivalry), we can afford to give her more because we don't need to split $$ between 2+ kiddos, it's a LOT easier to get a babysitter to watch just 1 child so DH and I can have a date night, and it's easier to travel
Erika & Christiaan (7.27.2004)
.. and our daughter, Alexis..
Financially, there's a huge benefit. We don't have to split our resources between 2+ children and feel like we're short-changing anyone. Our daughter gets our full focus.
And like Erika said, there's no sibling rivalry, no jealousy of Mom or Dad's attention/affection, etc. We also hope it will make traveling much, much easier too, especially as she gets older and we can take her more places.
Having one child makes you be available for EVERYTHING, for example, what if you had 2 kids, both in sports and both on different teams. What games would you go to? What practices would you miss? Who would be left out? I want to give my undivided attention to one child and give him everything I never could get. I want to be able to financially support him without needing help, etc. I just think one is perfect.