As far as 1-2 kids go, the jump is obviously a big one, but you still have a hand for each, people will still babysit for two and that sort of thing. Most holiday deals are for two adults, two children, fitting comfortably in the car and into bedrooms etc isn't too hard for two kids. I think that 3 kids doubles your workload. The extra washing, ironing, picking up etc seems to double. You only have two hands, you need a bigger car or have to squash tham all in. I really can't explain the jump from 2-3 but it really stretches you physically and emotionally. As a result of that big jump, though, number four just fits right into the program here at home and is a dream. I have spaced tham apart a bit, though, so I have one at school, one at preschool and two home all day. This gives the little ones time with mum. My MIL and Mum are amazing, and help a lot. My MIL takes ironing home for me and takes my bigger ones home from school once a week or so for playdates or afternoon tea. She also takes my 2 year old occasionally for park trips, library or just play at Grandma's. This, and my perents babysitting sometimes, really helps. I am very blessed to have a supportive family and Hubby who is great on his own with the kids while I get some 'me time'.
Domestic Goddess Mum of Four!