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Do you want kids?
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18 / F / Lapland, with The...
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1 or 2 in the future
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21 / F / NJ, USA
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One or two would be nice <3
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Not really...I mean, once in a very great while I find myself attracted to an older teenager, but even then only at a distance (such as with a film or television actress/model). I generally only want adults.
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I had 4 siblings. I'm the oldest and the youngest is 7 years old younger than me.
Back in the days I didn't like it, I wanted to be unique child. But now that everyone is older it's amazing how brothers and sisters can be your best friends.
It's even more than friends, when my parents will die, there will be only us left in our family and I'm glad I won't be by myself.
Even tho we don't see each other very often, it's the best feeling.

I'll have many kids and hope they feel the same way I did.
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Yes, but not now.
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34 / M / The Void.
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I'm not sure yet.
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No. My husband and I both agreed we do not want, nor would we have children. I'll stick with pug dogs and lots of money left over for Good Smile figures, thanks.
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Yes if I chould but only at 25
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Eventually, yes.
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Given the volume of time, money and effort required to raise a child coupled with the fact that they have little if any payoff for the parent... That is very much a negative.
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I used to see a billboard several times when skying across I-80 east or west while sitting 8 feet up in the air in my Kenworth pulling a semi-trailer full of household goods. It was advertising from a oil refinery-restaurant chain based near Cheyenne, Wyoming that not only advertised good food, decent overnight stay, 9 holes of golf (??), ice cream cones but asserted "Kids free". This wasn't just a solitary bit of artistry strung up by bored cowboys or wayward Hollywood wannabe carpenters blown east by prevailing wind; rather it was a well thought out steady stream of visual wares dotting the windswept tapestry of the semi-arid high plains within plain sight by all motorists of this state's major paved highways.

Man, oh man! Free kids! I knew several couple friends who were childless but kept hoping. When I called around, via dial tone telephone back in those days (1970-1980), to the local family services agencies and certain area religious organizations I must say, although the conversation was light, somewhat pleasant at times I came away with the feeling that no one was taking my requests too seriously. One wag even suggested I might take up residency on my own in Rawlins as there was an urban legend rolling around that their village idiot was missing and possibly this just might be my calling! Ha ha, didn't get miffed at this crank as I was positive this was just western humor and she sounded tired?? I imagine this must be a stressful job, determining if over the road travelers are worthy foster candidates for children. Unlike Utah where their God is superior to our God, Wyoming is 1 of those states where men are men and sheep are nervous. I dunno??

These signs are still standing and the messages still convey the same ideas....or they did 10 years ago when I blew through there in my sports ute. I wonder if Wyoming's method of area wide child adoptions ever got resolved by quasi-governmental agencies or do they still rely on Little America's penguin, hand outstretched with a dime ice cream cone and the verbiage plastered on those billboards"kids free". Ah, private enterprise, where would we be without you!!
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bemused_Bohemian wrote:


Wow, I read the this entire message and have to say quite interesting

Ever, been on highway route 666 before?
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Thanks! Actually, I was being a little silly on some of the message re Wyoming and Little America.

Yeah, in Arizona there used to be a US 666 (or maybe it was AZ 666) that ran north-south into Utah. It was a decent road to run in the winter if a person didn't want to chance Flagstaff's 7000+ foot elevation being on a snow advisory or conquer Raton (I-25) when wind advisories were the norm. I ran it often to avoid the snowy mountain routes when I was with Mayflower. This highway has since been re-designated US 191. I don't recall exactly when that was but it was a result of a lot of requests from citizenry. US 666's trajectory ran you through several Indian reservations. It was realized back then (1970-1991) that if you, a non-native American, encountered a car accident with a native American driver there was a slim to none chance that you would be reimbursed by your insurance company had the Indian been at fault. So, not only did you "enjoy" the rugged terrain, gorgeous red rock scenery, you got to participate in a subliminal form of "Redline" driving for self-preservation of your vehicle's structural integrity.

I had a good friend who was stationed at the USPHS Indian hospital Gallup, New Mexico, back in the '70's. He left Seattle and moved his family here. His 2 boys, high school age at the time, were re-enrolled locally. He and his family loved it there. The 2 boys went from being victimized in their WA state HS (4.0 GPA kids) to being treated AOK by the Navajo, Hopi, and Zuni kids. Both later graduated and got accepted in the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Anyway, he would tell horror stories about the effects alcohol played on the tribal males susceptible to that substance. The Santa Fe (now BNSF) put up a high chain link fence on both sides of their yard to keep the public out. Every weekend EMTs would bring Indian patients in to the Indian hospital's ER missing certain appendages. It gets cold in Gallup in winter. In math class you learned the shortest distance between 2 points is a straight line. Indians know this truism also. They would climb over the railroad fence, cross multiple tracks, crawl over/through temporarily parked freight cars, sometimes looking both ways when not too inebriated, then climb over the second fence to access public land. Some folks made it across safely, others didn't.

As a Mayflower contract mover I moved several engineers and geologists who worked for El Paso Natural Gas and were stationed out in the wild expanse of New Mexico, west Texas, Arizona, parts of Utah. Indians were a recurring problem for their operations also. Many of the generating plants were powered by a natural gas system. On some weekends these would be shutdown for maintenance. Before firing these systems back online the El Paso gas crews would inspect the flame-out area for trespassers. We're talking zero degrees to 900+ Farenhiet temp rise occurring very quickly here once ignition is reached. It was not unusual to find burned remains on site when the following period inspection was performed. These Indians wanted a warm place to enjoy their beverages. They would climb over the fence, crawl around the machinery, snuggle up close to where it was warm, drink, get drunk, pass out. Now, cameras and motion technology is prevalent whereas it wasn't a few decades ago.
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Yes. LOTS.
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Old people and their vague connections to topics
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