Re: how your thinking changes by the fourth kid....true, yes?
Another mom chiming in to say you get more laid back the more kids you have. My ODD was never exposed to McDs before 2 yrs old, that was SO wrong in my eyes. By the 4th child she was recognizing the place on her own. Not something to be proud of and I wish it wasn't so but I found it hard to avoid it for her since we were going there w/ the family.
Another thing is every little thing I thought oh no, need to contact the Dr and you start relaxing w/ that too. Fever for 3 days, she will be fine soon, I will just keep an eye on it.
I love the example about the dirt and how by the 3rd you think now I don't have to feed him lunch too funny!