Today’s stop of the Literary Mama blog tour takes us to LM’s Literary Reflections co-editor Caroline Grant’s blog Food for Thought.
Although Grant writes frequently about her love of cooking and her favourite recipes, this is not a “food” blog per se. Rather, Food for Thought reads like a cookbook passed down through the family, a social history featuring a recipe for Mom’s Fruit Crisp on one page and how a news event touched their lives on the next.
In her most recent post, she writes about the milestone event of her sons playing (nicely) together for the first time.
When people consider having a second child, one argument in favor of expanding the family is always that you’re giving your first child a playmate, a best friend, a true companion who will be in their corner long after you fade from the planet.
It seems to me that that’s the kind of long-range thinking only possible for parents of one child.
Once you have that second, you’re too busy referreeing petty disputes about who gets to sit on the blue chair NOW, and who had a longer turn with the ukuelele.