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I have two little cousins (ages 1 & 2) who I absolutely adore. They're honestly the cutest things in the world. That being said, I know they'll become more of a pain as they get older (my aunt's already haven't a bit of a hard time with them and the older one has already learned how to hit people).
Me personally, I don't know if I want to have kids or not. If it happens, then it happens. Kids are expensive and take a lot of effort and care to raise. I can't even see myself out of university, so how the hell am I meant to see myself with kids?
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If I end up having some that's fine, if I don't that's fine too.
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Japan has been brought up a few times in this thread and how they have a birthrate so low it will probably kill them. It isn't entirely because they were a prosperous western society, but feminism and the courts killed off mens desire to be with women. Women initiate 70% of all divorces, and take home more than half of his life savings for life, even if she works too. Where is the incentive to be with a woman then? Especially now that she can say "he abused me" or "he raped me" and he goes to prison for years with out any evidence? Or with evidence that proves the opposite happened...and she gets nothing for the lie and the life or lives she ruined. It's no wonder why suicide rates for men are so high.

But, this is why men don't want women over there, they cost too much! And they have nothing to show for it.
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I love kids, but frankly, I just don't want to be responsible for one 24/7. I kind of played a (much older) big brother to my neighbor's kid for several years, and that's fine, but it still never put me in a position where I was really responsible for him for extended periods of time, or for his major challenges and daily hassles. I don't think I could deal with waking up at 2 A.M. every day to change diapers and soothe crying babies, or always putting their needs and wants first, taking time off from stuff I want or need to do to take them to school or games, etc.

It's kind of funny that this came up now, though. Just last week my coworkers got bored during their shift and made a family tree with everyone in our department sharing a lineage, and somehow or other it was decided that I should be a father to a couple of them. My coworkers are weird- but they're pretty cool, too.
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I see no point in becoming a mother.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

I see no point in becoming a mother.


I noticed those that said that ending up having kids very soon! :p The one that wanted kids ending up waiting before the one didn't want one getting them.
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qualeshia3 wrote:

I see no point in becoming a mother.


I noticed those that said that ending up having kids very soon! :p The one that wanted kids ending up waiting before the one didn't want one getting them.


Don't scare me like that.
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I was always on the fence about having children. I don't have any of my own but I do enjoy having round my little nieces and nephews for a few hours before giving them back to mom and dad (along with getting them hyped up on sugar. We love to bake.)

But due to an operation to save my life, the ability of having children taken out of the picture (it wasn't a miscarry or an abortion, just a blood clot hemorrhage). So now I cant have them. The idea of getting pregnant and the pain of child birth always scared me, but I am open to adoption later in life.

Right now I want to get myself together emotionally, mentally and financially to support a child. I'm not quite there yet. I have a lot to do before I can bring a child in my life, such as marriage and a getting a home.

Most women my age or younger in my area have multiple children and wonder why I haven't popped out a litter of my own. I just want to be ready and not just have one for the sake of the norm and resent the child for the rest of my life.
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No kids, no plans for them. My niece was born 3 weeks ago though.
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Way too early for kids, but I'm looking forward to some nieces and nephews. Or second cousins?? What do you call the babies your cousins pop out?

My old boss used to bring her 4 kids into the store bizarrely, and often without adequate supervision. One on one they were great, but in a group they were an absolute disaster. It was the worst when all three of the sisters were present, as they'd fight over the computer. I had my own work to do, and couldn't play babysitter all the time, and had to put up with some 7-10 year old girls yelling at each other in the office behind me.

The youngest, a 5 year old boy, was simultaneously the best and worst. He was adorable, and once we managed to overcome the language barrier enough for me to communicate with him, he was pretty obedient. But oh my god was he a handful. Excitable, way too energetic, and often badly supervised, he was everywhere touching things that he shouldn't have been touching.
I walked in on them to check up on how they were doing and found he was playing with some scissors his older sisters handed to him!! The grandma that was supposed to be watching him was no where in sight! He would be putting his hands all over construction machines, and I had to stop what I was doing and pull him away because no one else was paying him any attention.

Actually now that I've typed all that out, I don't think the kids were even at fault. Their parents were kind of neglectful, and their grandparents far too elderly to keep up with them. I'd see them get hit occasionally for misbehavior before they even had a chance to explain themselves, or have things explained to them.
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I've got two girls. Cute little balls of chaos.
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animecrazy14 wrote:

I have two little cousins (ages 1 & 2) who I absolutely adore. They're honestly the cutest things in the world. That being said, I know they'll become more of a pain as they get older (my aunt's already haven't a bit of a hard time with them and the older one has already learned how to hit people).
Me personally, I don't know if I want to have kids or not. If it happens, then it happens. Kids are expensive and take a lot of effort and care to raise. I can't even see myself out of university, so how the hell am I meant to see myself with kids?


Kids really aren't that expensive unless you're saving for their college funds.
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I was always on the fence about having children. I don't have any of my own but I do enjoy having round my little nieces and nephews for a few hours before giving them back to mom and dad (along with getting them hyped up on sugar. We love to bake.)

But due to an operation to save my life, the ability of having children taken out of the picture (it wasn't a miscarry or an abortion, just a blood clot hemorrhage). So now I cant have them. The idea of getting pregnant and the pain of child birth always scared me, but I am open to adoption later in life.

Right now I want to get myself together emotionally, mentally and financially to support a child. I'm not quite there yet. I have a lot to do before I can bring a child in my life, such as marriage and a getting a home.

Most women my age or younger in my area have multiple children and wonder why I haven't popped out a litter of my own. I just want to be ready and not just have one for the sake of the norm and resent the child for the rest of my life.


When you bake cookies, do you eat the cookie dough along with them too?
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ghostlygirl wrote:

I was always on the fence about having children. I don't have any of my own but I do enjoy having round my little nieces and nephews for a few hours before giving them back to mom and dad (along with getting them hyped up on sugar. We love to bake.)

But due to an operation to save my life, the ability of having children taken out of the picture (it wasn't a miscarry or an abortion, just a blood clot hemorrhage). So now I cant have them. The idea of getting pregnant and the pain of child birth always scared me, but I am open to adoption later in life.

Right now I want to get myself together emotionally, mentally and financially to support a child. I'm not quite there yet. I have a lot to do before I can bring a child in my life, such as marriage and a getting a home.

Most women my age or younger in my area have multiple children and wonder why I haven't popped out a litter of my own. I just want to be ready and not just have one for the sake of the norm and resent the child for the rest of my life.


When you bake cookies, do you eat the cookie dough along with them too?


Oh yes. There's always too much cookie dough to fit in the pan. You can't waste it.
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ghostlygirl wrote:


paul25454 wrote:


ghostlygirl wrote:

I was always on the fence about having children. I don't have any of my own but I do enjoy having round my little nieces and nephews for a few hours before giving them back to mom and dad (along with getting them hyped up on sugar. We love to bake.)

But due to an operation to save my life, the ability of having children taken out of the picture (it wasn't a miscarry or an abortion, just a blood clot hemorrhage). So now I cant have them. The idea of getting pregnant and the pain of child birth always scared me, but I am open to adoption later in life.

Right now I want to get myself together emotionally, mentally and financially to support a child. I'm not quite there yet. I have a lot to do before I can bring a child in my life, such as marriage and a getting a home.

Most women my age or younger in my area have multiple children and wonder why I haven't popped out a litter of my own. I just want to be ready and not just have one for the sake of the norm and resent the child for the rest of my life.


When you bake cookies, do you eat the cookie dough along with them too?


Oh yes. There's always too much cookie dough to fit in the pan. You can't waste it.


mmmm cookie dough.
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