Hax Philes: So they can sing ‘We three kids …’?

February 10, 2014

As promised in the Feb. 7 chat, the topic of having a third child – or not:

My husband and I are in a weird place–mid-thirties, two boys who are still in diapers, slight desire for a third baby but we’re not sure why, other than that we’re gluttons for punishment. No particular need to have a daughter. This would be our last child, and we’d like to make this decision within the next few months or so. Can you help us out here? We’ve talked ourselves in circles over this and I have a feeling we’re missing a deciding factor that would make our decision much easier.

What factors should this family consider?

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Carolyn Hax started her advice column in 1997, after five years as a copy editor and news editor in Style and none as a therapist. The column includes cartoons by "relationship cartoonist" Nick Galifianakis -- Carolyn's ex-husband -- and appears in over 200 newspapers.
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