Its easy to raise i child. Not so bad to raise 2, but when you have 3 kids to raise (with about 2 year age differences between each), our lifestyle changed. Our schedule was based on the kids, their naptime, school, pre school, soccer, Kumon etc. Going to restaurants, movies, parties was always an adventure. What could be the probability of all 3 kids behaving at the same time ? Its as good a chance as the gas prices coming down to $1.5 a gallon !
But it was worth all these trivial sacrifices. The joy of seeing a little one grow is simply unbelievable. Their first smile, their first steps, their first words... these are the things "MasterCard" cannot buy ! Luckily there was no sibling rivalry. As the months passed by, before his first b'day he would stand by the storm door and cry saying "da da, ba ba" when i left for work. His name, when translated from Arabic meant "A gift from god"... and for us, he sure was !