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Old 04-06-2008, 08:38 PM
 
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I saw an article in Washington post regarding the relation between the economic status of the family and the number of children they have.
The whole tone of the article made me very sad.
The author confessed her desire to have a big family and wants to try to have a third baby soon.
I think the whole mindset of having a baby to fulfill the desire of parents is completely misguided.
We are not talking about buying another car.
We are talking about creating a sentient being who will have a complete sense of self and I think the most important to consider is the interests of children to be born.
The old concept of a perfect family with a perfect number of children, probably two or three, has to be considered very carefully given the current condition of a society at 21st century.
We don't believe in super natural beings anymore and we understand why we are behaving the way we are behaving at least on biological grounds.
Creating a bay cannot be just remained as a natural thing for us to engage in.
We have to have a good reason to have a baby.
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Old 04-06-2008, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Manitoba
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sadly i know some family who have more children, just to have some tax breaks benefits, they have 3 now, but they are defiantly not ready to be parents and don't have patience to be one. The mom after one hour with the kids gets tired and calls his boyfriend at work wondering when he will be home.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:00 AM
 
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Oh, I didn't even think of tax breaks when deciding to have kids... I was thinking more about having them be able to unload the dishwasher for me, saving me time and energy! Now I can say "hey, unload the dishwasher, please!" and it gets done!

I also love buying shoes. With two children, I not only get to buy shoes for me, but also for two little people as well!

It's a win-win situation all around.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:28 AM
 
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Oh, I didn't even think of tax breaks when deciding to have kids... I was thinking more about having them be able to unload the dishwasher for me, saving me time and energy! Now I can say "hey, unload the dishwasher, please!" and it gets done!

I also love buying shoes. With two children, I not only get to buy shoes for me, but also for two little people as well!

It's a win-win situation all around.
I hear it's nice when they can reach the glasses and get you a drink if you're thirsty too.
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:34 AM
 
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Just wait until they can mow the grass! Then you will have it made!
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Old 04-07-2008, 09:07 AM
 
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And if you lose the remote control... no problem. Just call one of the kids.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:21 AM
 
Location: PA
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Just wait until they can mow the grass! Then you will have it made!
This is what I'm waiting for! Also, if you give them a quarter, they will rub your back for about 25 seconds
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:36 AM
 
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hey, dont laugh-- that is what they used to do in the old days! have kids to help around the farm, or to work in factories!
but seriously, if a family wants to grow, and they can do that without relying on public assistance, i say gofor it!
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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Seriously, having them to help with chores is nice, but the best part is when they give you that big hug and kiss and tell you that you are the best mom in the whole world! realistically, people do need to think about the financial responsibility that comes with being a parent. the tax breaks never really add up! the costs are always way more than you expect, but the amount of love...now that can't be added or totalled anywhere. it is infinite!!!!
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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This is what I'm waiting for! Also, if you give them a quarter, they will rub your back for about 25 seconds
My daughter is 2 so she has no concept of money yet. I got her to sit behind me and gently kick my lower back the other night (I'm 8 months pregnant and very sore)...her little feet were a godsend, and she had a blast "kicking" mommy. If only she wasn't so messy with the nailpolish-I might be able to get a nice pedicure out of her.
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