Notes: For some reason unbeknownst to me this post didn’t work last time, so I am re-posting. If you are reading this for a second time, enjoy or skip on by. I am sorry for causing confusion and delay.
Once upon a time there were two people who fell in love. They bought a house and got married. Then they got a dog. Life was good. Then after a time they had a human baby. Life was good. Then after a time they decided to try to have another child. Life was good. Then things got complicated. They found out they were expecting twins.
A plan for two children had suddenly become three. While excited (mostly) by the prospect of two human babies, that third unplanned child was already becoming quite costly. The people needed to buy a new house since their first home was already too small and would definitely not house a family of (gulp) five. Then they needed to buy a new vehicle. They bid farewell to twenty years of zipping around in tiny, fuel efficient vehicles, and said hello to the Honda Odyssey, the only minivan on the market where you could put three car seats in the same row. They needed to buy a new stroller. The luxury Swedish model that they had bought for their older son, (justifying the cost by thinking a younger sibling might use it) was no longer useful. Cribs x two! Diapers x 2! Everything x 2! Life was costly and scary.
Then the two human babies were born: healthy and with a no return policy. They were beautiful.
For the two people who fell in love, they were overwhelmed. By lots of things. But mostly by love. And life was good again. And still is.