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  1. #21
    catloverd Guest
    60,000 a year! Okay I admit, I will pay for my kid to college, but if they want to go to one that is more than $20,000 a year, they are on their own! I wouldn't pay for my kid to go to school if they got horrible grades, but that won't happen, I plan on raising them right, like my parents did. Btw I actually majored in Chinese I'm not fluent... but I am proficient. I also graduated in 3 years. I worked my butt on if high school.

    I also don't want my kids to have to have a job at 14, they should get to be a kid! I got my first job when I was 16/17. My fiance' didn't work at all until he got to college.

    Also for the 4 kids thing, it depends how far apart they are in age too. My fiance' is 8 years apart from his oldest sister and 2 years from his youngest. The thing with being the youngest and only boy, is that the girls have already formed a pack. They often left him out. They are close now that they are older, but he really doesn't know much about them. I constantly ask him what I should get them or what they would like for birthdays/christmas and he always says, I don't know. Maybe it's a boy thing.... but I think it's just because they don't talk to him as much since he's the only boy.,

  2. #22
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    Feb 2012
    Hehehe, yeahh, so sad how expensive college is now adays!! I will definitely do my best to pay for as much schooling as I can for my child. But one can only pay so much I am hoping my future child(ren) do well in school. I will be the parent thats strict on doing homework and trying your hardest, but being the kid that had to really try just to get an okay grade, I know how stressful it is to not have amazing grades after so much effort. I think foreign languages and music were the only classes that came easy for me. I struggled throughout highschool - though it was worth the grade. I hope my child is smarter than me! But thats so neat that you majored in Chinese! How coincidental? I didn't think it was that popular <3 My dream was to become a translator, but it doesn't seem my life is going in that direction anymore. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing. I am happy how things are. I worked my butt off in high school too, I actually homeschooled senior year so I could take classes at a local college to get some courses in [duel enrollment program]. Though my chinese classes weren't technically duel enrollment.

    I almost regret having had to work so young, but you got to do what you got to do I suppose. If I wanted a good meal or clothing that fit well, then I had to earn cash. I actually started babysitting regularly when I was 11 to buy myself necessities. As I've mentioned, me and my parents haven't had a good relationship since I was very little. Working to buy myself things I need became normal to me I guess <3

    I think all sibling sets are different. Because I know some children that get along amazingly because of their age differences, but others that it causes problems with. Its hard to predict how children will react to each other. Like, I know my little sister is super close to my older brother, and they have a seven year difference. All three of my siblings are very close to each other... just not me. I was just always the different child My mom always assumed in having two boys and two girls it'd leave us each someone to play with. But it just so happened I turned out very different, and neither of us had any desire to play with one another. Even me and my older brother, who are exactly 18 months apart! He'd rather hang out with our little brother, who's four years younger than him, or with our little sister. Now I don't expect a lot of families are like mine. I guess ours just went wonky with me being the odd child. But it just goes to show that you never know how your children will react to your teachings My parents raised me strictly in a christian home, and I am not sure I even believe in god! Thats a whole other discussion in its own though. Hopefully if I have more than one child they will get along despite their differences, but I'll have to wait and see!

    Honestly, I've been so interested in adoption lately!! I was very interested when I was a teenager, I did all the research and made some plans. But I was so young... and I guess I put it aside as life got busy. Once the thought was brought up again though, its just not gone away! I'm not quite sure exactly where I'd want to adopt from- whether it be within the US states or out of country. I'm still young and have plenty of time, so we'll see! I'll have to talk to my BF about it <3
    Waiting to TTC!! <3

    If I had a baby right now...
    Roman Connor or Amelia Piper

  3. #23
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    Apr 2012
    Okay, I'm 14 so this probably doesn't make much of a contribution, but I'll post anyway. I never wanted kids, then I wanted 1 and now 3. I know it wouldn't necessarily work out, but I love the idea of a boy with twin little sisters. If I have a girl, I'd want a boy to protect them and look out for them. And a girl always needs a best friend, hence the twin girls. I have 2 friends who are twins with an older brother and I know that they tend not to get along with each other or their brother, but in the long run, it's more or less how I'd want it to happen. Okay, done with the head-in-clouds post. Good luck!
    "There is always a crack of light in the darkness. Find it." -Dianna Agron

    Georgia Grace, Charlie Anne, Sophia Carter, Declan James, Alexander Michael and Nathaniel Thomas.

  4. #24
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    Jan 2012
    I'd like two or three kids, I think. I grew up in a family of three sisters, me being the eldest, and I'd love my kids to have siblings. We're kind of close, not exceptionally but we do get along. I'm not sure exactly what combination I would like, I think one of each if I have two and maybe a girl if I have a third, because I find girls easier to name. I don't know how many my boyfriend wants, but when we've talked kids we've talked more than one and he hasn't objected, so I think he wants multiple too. I just don't know if I could take having too many, though, from the pregnancy stories I've heard from other people. Though twins run in both our families (his mum's a twin, my dad has twin siblings) so it's easily possible I could have multiples in one birth anyway. I think twins would be tough but rewarding; one baby at a time seems a big enough challenge at the moment.

  5. #25
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    Nov 2011
    I definitely want an even number, but two or four at the most. Probably two, though. With odd numbers, someone is always left out, and if I had more than two, I'd feel scared that I'd end up neglecting the more independent child/children.
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    My lovely kitties: Milo the girl and Piper the boy

  6. #26
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    May 2012
    I honestly only want to have one child, and that would be a daughter. I have just started to come to this lately, because I used to want to have 3, 4, 5 kids. Ideally, I don't want to get married. Of course, I don't know what will happen in the future, but I truly don't want to get married. I want to be able to do what I love, and not feel tied down. So I just want to have one daughter, because I can imagine not being married, but I cannot imagine my life in the future without a child. I want to have the great relationship with my daughter that I have with my mom, and also be able to do my dream job. I know that it seems a little contradictory, to not want to feel tied down by marriage but to want a baby, but that is really how I imagine my life in the future.
    Last edited by mairead; May 15th, 2012 at 06:26 PM.
    Girls: Eliza, Georgia, Rose, Jane, Harriet
    Boys: Walter, John, Clark, James, Benedict

  7. #27
    I would like to have at least four, probably 6. I would like to have at least four biological children, and then adopt at least two children. My friends tell me I will always stay single because all of the guys will be scared to marry me if I want that many children I just smile!

  8. #28
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    Feb 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    DH and I both want a big family. My minimum is 5, if we are blessed to have any at all. I like the sound of 7 or 8 as well. I just wish I had had an earlier start. I feel like I should have had at least two by now. I can't put my finger exactly on why I want a big family, I just know I do want one.

  9. #29
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    Jan 2012
    Two preferably, like a boy and a girl, 3 MAX if we could honestly handle it. I've never wanted a big family, it's just not my thing. Me and a lot of my friends have only 1 sibling and I like the dynamic of it. Plus, in Canada where I am, living is very very very expensive and I am realistic as far as housing, jobs, university, etc. goes. The average price for your nice family home is over $500,000 here and I do want to be able to afford to get my kids what they want, which is something my own parents have struggled to do. Plus college of course, I really don't want my children to have the debts that I will.
    Juliet, Felicity, Alina, Talia, Elodie, Bria, Everly, Annabelle
    Elias, Dominic, Ronan, Bryce, Graham, Dean, Cole, Theo, Chase

  10. #30
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    Nov 2011
    I agree. I've grown up with just one brother, and I couldn't imagine life without him. Yes, we've had our fair share of arguments, but we're also really good friends. I think I'll end up with just two, because I don't like the idea of odd one out, and any more beyond that is just too much for me to realistically handle. Also, I'd love to be able to provide for my children, and even indulge them every so often, and I think I'd just feel stretched thin otherwise.

    However, my main goal is to raise healthy, happy, respectful children.
    Henry John, Charles Wesley
    Eleanor Lily, Margaret Jane

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