A serious question to parents/ to be parents.What do you prefer- twins of the same gender or twins of opposite gender or two babies with a decent age difference? All the options have different pros and cons and come with different requirements.
Among my friends, I have observed that some couples want twins of the opposite gender so that they can be free after 2 or 3 years and then can move further with their career without any plan for a second child.
On the other hand, some parents want siblings with 2-3 years difference because as per them, the elder one guides the younger one and it creates a strong bonding between them. But at the same time, parents having kids of 4-5 years age difference find it really difficult to manage both as the elder one does not want to adjust after a certain limit and the younger one is quite young to adjust for anything.
There are some couples who are planning to have single kid irrespective of the gender mainly because of the expenses involved in having another child. This situation will lead to the absence of closed relatives in future. Next generation will not have maternal or paternal uncles and aunts and closed cousins.
So, parents or would be parents can drop in their views!