I’ve noticed something interesting about people…

Now and again, I’ll ask a friend, “Ideally, how many years apart would you want to have kids?” And the funny thing is, their answer is almost always the same as the age gap between their own siblings and themselves, back when they were growing up.

Personally, I have a twin sister and a brother who is three years younger. And voila, now that Toby is three-years-minus-nine-months, I’m itching to have a second baby. I think three years feels like a great age gap: you’re close enough in age to play together, and you’ll cross over in middle school and high school, but you’re not so close that your parents will go nuts having two teeny guys in diapers at the same time. :)

But obviously, lots of different age gaps can work beautifully. So, I’m really curious: How far apart would you want to have kids? What’s your sibling age gap? Do they match? Or are you an only child? I’d LOVE to hear…

(Top photo by Alpha Smoot of Kendra‘s adorable little ones, who are five years apart. And bottom photo is of my dad’s family growing up)