I want to have another baby. Chris doesn’t. Here are my reasons:
– our first kid is so cute, who wouldn’t want more cute?
– When I was growing up, of course my sister and I fought, but we always had each other. Okay, that sounds really stupid and obvious, but I don’t know how else to say it. I can’t imagine what it would have been like to grow up without my sister, and I think it would have been a lot harder to get through the tough parts. I want Clementine to have that too.
– Once you get past the first couple of years, I think it’s easier in some ways with two because they can play together and you don’t always have to be the entertainment.
– I want to have the experience of having a baby again (not necessarily the childbirth part, but the rest of it)
Chris doesn’t put stock in these arguments. He loves Clementine dearly but doesn’t want to be subsumed by fatherhood at the expense of his life goals, like making games, which admittedly is not an easy career. I don’t want him to give up his dreams either, but I don’t believe that a second child would really be the obstacle he thinks it would be.
We’ve both stated our cases and committed to working it out somehow. But how? We fundamentally disagree, and the default case seems to be no.