“I remember being worried that a 5-year age gap was too big… our first two children were only 20 months apart. For a minute there we had ‘two under two.’ They were in diapers together, they were so close in age they had many of the same interests at the same time.
So years later when our third came along, I wondered what a 3 and 5-year age difference between our kids would look like.
‘What if they don’t have anything in common?’
‘What if they can’t relate?’
‘Will our youngest miss out on having a close sibling bond because he’s so much younger than his sisters?’
In hindsight, my worries were for nothing. That 5-year age gap? It turned out to be the most beautiful thing.