Thursday, July 9, 2009

3 is the new 2

So Luke and I had a very interesting discussion last night regarding children and the number we would like to have in our family.

As I've said before, he would be good with one and I think 3 would be fun. {just for the record, I wasn't trying to make that rhyme...I'm just THAT gifted :)}

I sat there telling him all about how I was sacrificing my dream for 3 children because God had not changed his heart yada, yada, yada while he told me in no uncertain terms that he was compromising too. Apparently he would be thrilled to leave Austin an only child and spoil him rotten.

I'm absolutely postive his college roomate and someday his wife would thank us for that.

In a last ditch effort to convince him how A-MAZING three kids would be I told him in my most confident tone,

Clearly, 3 is the new 2 since everyone is having 3 little people these days.

Unfortunately, Luke is not one to be swayed by the masses so it looks like 2 is the number for us. :) That means that while the rest of you are raising your third child, Luke and I will be taking some fabulous vacations. And please don't rain on my parade right now with comments like "a vacation can't be better than a child." I'm trying to make lemonade from these lemons I've been handed!

After this little convo, I hit him with another brilliant idea.

Since the next one would be our last I thought it would be great fun to each compile a list of 5 possible names each week. Of course, we would have to throw some ridiculous ones in there because someday we'll want to tell Keiffer #2 that his/her name was almost Dunixi or Ruzgar.

I'm not making those up. They're on the Baby Names website.

He wasn't as on board with this idea as I'd hoped he'd be. Sometime after that I told him something like "his attitude was lame sauce." I promise I hadn't been drinking. Every once in a while I decide to try out a new phrase and it goes over like a lead balloon. In fact, I don't think I've ever seen a look like the one Luke gave me cross his face in all the 10 years we've known each other. So I decided to pack that little phrase away and put it somewhere that I CAN'T EVER REACH AGAIN!

In other news, we've been trying to teach Austin how old he is. Most of the time he gets it right but sometimes he surprises us with his creativity. For example, yesterday's coversation went a little something like this:

Me: Austin, how old are you?

Austin: SIX!

Me: Nooo, you're not six. How old are you?

Austin: NINE!

Me: No, silly goose. You're TWO!

Austin: TWO!!

I can see he got my math skills. And like most kids, he thinks he's older than he really is.

Aaaand, that's all I got! Happy Thursday.


jordy said...

so this makes me excited because this means you'll be having another baby soon... and in the meantime, i'll be praying for you to have twins. :)

Laney said...

Ok, so I am going to ask the obvious and by that I mean, I have either missed something or you have not said for sure, but...are you PG? You know what would be awesome? If your two became 3 by you know, a two-fer. How perfect would that be? A two-fer for the Keiffer. That has a good ring to it and furthermore would prove that one can never control what God has in store for us.

Laney said...

P.S. I read the previous post by jordy AFTER I posted mine. That has to say something right?!

Beautiful Craziness said...

Yeah, apparently Orlando and Luke have been talking and we are probably settling on two as well. I'm not sure about it but we'll see. I keep using the, "this is something that God needs to speak to us clearly on. HE knows what size our family should be and so we need to be sure of what He things, not what we think will be easier!" Beat that! Love ya...BTW...we are going to SA sometime in August. Ya'll have any vacation plans?