It used to be two mums? two kids? Because when I started it I lacked the confidence that we would even be approved to be two mums! Now here I am, dishing out mummy advice to all and sundry, swanning about in my Birkenstocks and just generally mumming it up large. But the two kids bit...well that firmly remains as a "?". Mama is keen. I'm not so sure. I feel like being an only child and being a bit "spoiled" (hate that word) is a necessary antidote to the self-esteem issues which come along with having been in the care system. I like the fact that there are two adults to one Squiblet and I can see that she thrives on it, thrives on the attention. People have said that you have to wait until your first is at school before you can adopt again, and that's a way off anyway, but right now, I'm not keen! I like the fact that she has 100% of my attention and the leaps and bounds and jumps she has made make me feel like I'd like to keep it that way.
It feels mad to me now that we were approved for two; we came so close to adopting a sibling pair and our life just wouldn't be what it is now. But then, maybe it would still have been great. Who knows? For now I'm happy with being two mums, one kid! We live in a town where there are loads of kids to play with, we might respite foster, or family link (respite to a disabled child) or something like that. But right now my little world is looking pretty good and I wouldn't want to do anything to change it too much.