Re: how your thinking changes by the fourth kid....true, yes?
I hear this all the time. I only have 1 & think like a mom of 4+ in that respect. I couldn't care less about eating off of a floor that hasn't been vacuumed in a couple of days. I don't even try to prevent every fall or push him to do things he's not ready to do. I think it just changes with your comfort level around kids, not necessarily the number of kids you've had. DH is still crazy paranoid. I get lectured regularly about how DS is going to fall off the couch, break his neck, be paralyzed & have to live in a wheel chair which will cause DH to kill himself in grief blah blah blah...