Going back to the subject of children, I always find it interesting to compare people's reactions to family sizes.
As our family grew the reactions changed:
One child: Ah, that's nice. Have you thought of having another one to keep her company?
Two children: Yes, we decided to have two, any more and we would have to buy a bigger house.
Three children: How do you manage? It must be mayhem in your house.
Four children: Are you Catholic? No? [Thinks: "Must just be insane then".]
The strange thing is, in our experience, the amount of effort involved in having more children did not increase in direct proportion to the numbers. The second only seemed to require about half as much additional work as the first, the third half that again until the fourth just seemed to fit in without any noticable change! Others have probably felt differently, perhaps two felt like MORE THAN twice as much work as one? I would be interested to hear views on this.
[Hm, do you think that will distract them from the Christmas decoration thing? Will they forget about the photos? If I keep quiet I might get away with it...]