Economies of Scale

January 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

My friends with (up to) one kid have been asking me how the “transition to two” has impacted my free time. Considering I have watched way more Parenthood and 30 Rock in the last month than ever before in my life, I am not sure I am in a position to answer this question. But, one awesome thing I have noticed (which I did not account for in my pre-two mind) was how many economies of scale there are to realize with two kids. For example:

When Brad runs into Target and the rest of us stay in the car. I put in the same amount of waiting in the car effort but we get double the children not lugged around the store return. And it doesn’t stop there. If Brad is running into Target for something we need (diapers) he can grab both sizes by adding only nominal additional seconds to the Target trip. Extremely efficient.

And then there’s the reduced worry. You see, I have already spent a year of my life worrying that cluster feeding will never end and that I will never again sleep for more than 3 hours at a time. With two kids, it’s like I have reduced the amount of time spent worrying (per child) by a whopping 50 percent. Soooo. That’s awesome.

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