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  • Female: I have kid(s)/ I want kid(s)

    6 9.38%
  • Female: I don't want children

    2 3.13%
  • Male: I have kid(s)/ I want kid(s)

    30 46.88%
  • Male: I don't want children

    19 29.69%
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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I do wonder if the attitude towards this changes as kids get older. Right now I am dealing with a 4 y/o and a 16 month old. People who have a better idea of what is yet to come may have a greater appreciation of the entire process. Right now I am tired. The constant clinginess and neediness of small children just wears on you. I'm tired of dressing and undressing, doing baths, changing diapers, tying shoes, etc.... it's all the little ****. it just adds up.
    Those days are hard to get through as they stretch into years each time you have another. I'll skip to the good part, one day, you'll be sitting around with them laughing over the dozens of silly things they've already done and will do. Like hitting baseballs through the kitchen window (it was funny later as it was quite a shot) insisting on wearing cowboy boots with shorts, or "cleaning" the toilet seat with liquid hand soap.

    Hang in there.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    I would like to produce children. Unfortunately I suffered from the mumps as a child and it sterilized me. However, I have raised my wife's son as my own because his father abandoned him while my wife was still pregnant with him. As far as my step-son is concerned, I'm his Dad.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    I would like to produce children. Unfortunately I suffered from the mumps as a child and it sterilized me. However, I have raised my wife's son as my own because his father abandoned him while my wife was still pregnant with him. As far as my step-son is concerned, I'm his Dad.
    Good for you. It sounds like your son is lucky to have you.
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    Re: Do you want children?

    Yes, without a doubt, I want kids...decades from now.
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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I do wonder if the attitude towards this changes as kids get older. Right now I am dealing with a 4 y/o and a 16 month old. People who have a better idea of what is yet to come may have a greater appreciation of the entire process. Right now I am tired. The constant clinginess and neediness of small children just wears on you. I'm tired of dressing and undressing, doing baths, changing diapers, tying shoes, etc.... it's all the little ****. it just adds up.
    To me, that stuff was a cinch compared to dealing with teen-agers. Fortunately, in our household, DH was better equipped to deal with teen-agers.
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    Re: Do you want children?

    No I don't want to have children in this day and age. America is going down and the standard of living is going down along with it. I don't want my kids to suffer.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Yeah. I've got two. No more for me. I don't even care that my wife wants another one. I'm done with it.
    I'm being told that I want a third, whether it be through adoption or natural means.
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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    I want the two I have. One is 29 and the other will be 11 in a couple of weeks.

    I don't expect I will have the opportunity for any more, but would relish the opportunity. My older son has turned into my best friend and has been an incredible source of much needed support the last month and a half, and the younger is such a cool kid, I can't imagine life without him.
    OMG, I hear ya. My daughter totally shredded my ex's ass after our breakup. He crossed some other line (blamed her, since her marriage ended, so why shouldn't he do like she did?) and she - it was beautiful. I cried.

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm being told that I want a third, whether it be through adoption or natural means.
    How far has she got you on the brainwashing front? 70, 80%?

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    Re: Do you want children?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm being told that I want a third, whether it be through adoption or natural means.
    I honestly don't know if I could raise a kid that wasn't my own. I'd be a horrible step father, or adopted father. I just can't fathom having the same amount of feelings towards a kid that isn't carrying my super awesome genetic code.
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