I have 3 boys, 6, 4 and 1. Most days the actual parenting part feels easy, they get along quite well and I have realised recently that they are quite well behaved in comparison to some of their friends lol.
Washing - there is so much. So so much. I want a bigget washing machine haha
Mess - our house is actually quite neat. DH helps a LOT. He's great. My kids know they have to pick up their room before they go to bed. They're actually pretty good with it.
It can be difficult gettinf out and about sometimes with the ages (we live near the theme parks and taking them all ob my own is hard because if I am with DS3 the older 2 cant go on many rides without an adult) but I've never really been one to not do something becayse of the kids. They go basically everywhere with me.
I am with beebs on the cost of medical issues. My middle son has SPD and some other issues and recently found out DS1 most likely has SPD as well. OT appts, optometrists, glasses, paed appts all adds up but so far its been manageable. We only have a 5 seater car with 3 kids, no issues. They eat A LOT though. DS1 is like a human garbage disposal. It can get expensive.
But I wouldnt change a single thing. Love my boys. (Oh and with the favourite thing - I dont have favourites, I relate to DS2 the most, DS3 is by far the easiest of the 3 and DS1 and I clash something fierce some days. But I think I have pretty equal quality time with them all, and absolutely adore all of them)
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