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Old 25.06.2010, 11:45
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Nice avatar. I guess with three kids and all this walking back and forth you don't even need a gym membership.
aww yeah - i bought a new pair of togs when we were in Australia last month

There are pros and cons about everything - as you know, 3 kids certainly keeps you fit
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Old 25.06.2010, 11:46
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Re: Having more than 1 kid is a really bad idea because...

Having 1 kid only is a bad idea because children die.

Sorry if that is a bit of a shocker, but I know this from personal experience. In my family, my "generation" has lost 3 kin, of which only one had a child themselves before being killed in an accident.

Last edited by Carlos R; 25.06.2010 at 12:00. Reason: Ooops - I meant "1 kid only" and "not less than 1 kid"
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Having less than 1 kid is a bad idea because children die.

Sorry if that is a bit of a shocker, but I know this from personal experience. In my family, my "generation" has lost 3 kin, of which only one had a child themselves before being killed in an accident.
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Having less than 1 kid is a bad idea because children die.

Sorry if that is a bit of a shocker, but I know this from personal experience. In my family, my "generation" has lost 3 kin, of which only one had a child themselves before being killed in an accident.
The only flaw in your plan is that if they don't die you are stuck looking after all those "extra" kids made solely for the purpose of redundancy

We have lost young family members too, but it doesn't mean that I am going to have another kid just because one might die in an accident. My husband or I might end up in an accident too - and then there will be an extra mouth to feed with only one of us around.
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I know many only children who never had any siblings at all. All of the only children I know always wanted more than one child.
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Old 25.06.2010, 12:09
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Having 1 kid only is a bad idea because children die.

Sorry if that is a bit of a shocker, but I know this from personal experience. In my family, my "generation" has lost 3 kin, of which only one had a child themselves before being killed in an accident.

A friend of mine is expecting her 4th kid for that reason.. she is
thanatophobic .. I jusy hope she does not say to her children that she has them in case one of them or more die..
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Old 25.06.2010, 12:10
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Some people may only be able to have one child regardless of if they wanted more.

Nothing is black and white in this world. Be thankful you have any at all
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Old 25.06.2010, 12:12
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We have lost young family members too, but it doesn't mean that I am going to have another kid just because one might die in an accident. My husband or I might end up in an accident too - and then there will be an extra mouth to feed with only one of us around.
True. But if you want a child/children and you lose the only one you have, I could imagine it would be more devastating that if you lost one of two or more. Call it an insurance policy if you will.

FYI all three deaths in our generation occured when they were in late 20-30s, which is usually too late for the parents to have another child.
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Old 25.06.2010, 12:14
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Re: Having more than 1 kid is a really bad idea because...

I can't believe the turn this conversation has taken WTF??? have extra kids if one dies? sh!t i am screwed then, I'll just make sure my child to soon be is wrapped in sufficient amount of cotton wool for its entire life as it wont be having a sibling
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Old 25.06.2010, 12:17
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I can't believe the turn this conversation has taken WTF??? have extra kids if one dies? sh!t i am screwed then, I'll just make sure my child to soon be is wrapped in sufficient amount of cotton wool for its entire life as it wont be having a sibling
As UM likes to say: Just sayin'... and offering another perspective*

*It's not what drove our decision to have 3.
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Old 25.06.2010, 12:35
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I jusy hope she does not say to her children that she has them in case one of them or more die..
Eh, we were always told that growing up, and it didn't seem to hurt us.

In fact, we had an older brother named Ralph in our family, whose tragic history was often recounted to us all: particulars of the account varied widely, but his demise was invariably gruesome and the circumstances peculiarly instructive.

"... and that's why we had you. Now back out you go, but no swinging upside-down from the clothesline, I don't want to lose another child that way."
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Re: Having more than 1 kid is a really bad idea because...

We have three, and at the moment are driving me nuts the 2 bigger kids fight. alot.
People said to me they will fight a little, but these two really go at it and they are only 4 qnd 3! whats with that? most of my day is spent refereeing them, I was an only child so I never had this 'pleasure' of being with someone my age day in day out. I dont think it will get any better in the near future

I knew having 3 three would be challenging but im hoping after these early years are behind us I can sit back and reap the rewards of happy siblings who tale pleasure in keeping each other company whilst I sit back and relax
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Old 25.06.2010, 12:47
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...I knew having 3 three would be challenging but im hoping after these early years are behind us I can sit back and reap the rewards of happy siblings who tale pleasure in keeping each other company whilst I sit back and relax
bet you five quid that you will not be able to sit still at all, and when the kids get older you'll end up getting dogs
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Old 25.06.2010, 13:10
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... most of my day is spent refereeing them,..
I never referee squabbles. I'm equally harsh with both of them. I don't care who started it, I'm finishing it.
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Re: Having more than 1 kid is a really bad idea because...

Think of your mom and dad and just know that soonest kids will grow up and would be all gone and you and you guy will be alone with each other! Enjoy them and do your job well now.... they are blessings in disguise. Now they need us badly...because later you will need them badly... This is my consolation when i am going through what you are going through now. i also have 5 and 3 ..is not easy with no relatives but very soon it will be over! God help you.

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Old 25.06.2010, 14:33
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Re: Having more than 1 kid is a really bad idea because...

Raising a child to 18: $250K (MSN Money)

Raising two children: $450K (My educated extrapolation)

Having a large familiy together for Christmas: priceless
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Old 25.06.2010, 14:34
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Having a large familiy together for Christmas: priceless

For everything else:
Fixed that for you
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I never referee squabbles. I'm equally harsh with both of them. I don't care who started it, I'm finishing it.
OMG! Sudden flashback to my childhood! That was all I heard as a child and unfortunately for my children, that is what they are starting to hear now.

Why is it that we end up turning into our parents??
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Old 25.06.2010, 15:29
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Nah. My parents would try to mediate. I'm just too lazy.
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Old 25.06.2010, 15:52
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Why is it that we end up turning into our parents??
Probably because now we can see they weren't that wrong.
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