duggarsThere's another Duggar baby on the way, folks. This time it's a grandchild. Or, you know, a regular child, depending on who you ask. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's eldest son, Josh, and his wife, Anna, announced Monday on Today that they're expecting baby number three. The couple, who have been married almost five years, are already parents to a 3-year-old daughter, Mackynzie Renee, and a 1-year-old son, Michael James. Baby number tres is due June 7, and well, I think this is just dandy, don't you?

There seems to be a divide in the parenting community (I know, shocker!) on whether it's better to have kids closer in age or to space them out a few years. I truly believe that there is no one-size-fits-all for anything parent/child-related, as everyone is different, but I do see the perks of having kids close in age.

For one, everything's fresh in your mind still. I've had friends with 4-year-olds talk about how they're nervous to get pregnant again, because they feel like they've forgotten everything. I mean, I'm sure nobody wants three consecutive years of not getting an uninterrupted night's sleep, but better to bang it out in one clump ... um, right?

Two, you probably haven't packed everything up and shipped it off to storage and/or gotten rid of everything if you've had a child in the last two years. I mean, my kid has been out of her rocker thingie for months now, but it's still sitting out in the basement as if we use it every day.

And three, your kids will be close in age. Real close. My sister and I are four years apart, and while we're tight, not gonna lie -- always kind of wished we got to go to school together. Thanks, Mom and Dad.

Are your kids close in age?

 

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