There are already enough children in the world.

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There are already enough children in the world.
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Thu, 09-19-2013 - 3:59pm

Here's an article where 5 women explain why they chose not to have any children.  http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/5-women-explain-why-chose-not-kids-165300500.html

Did you ever think about not having children?  Like some of the women, would you have had more time to enjoy your husband?  Would you be divorced? Wink  Basically, why did you have children instead of not having children?

If you don't have time for the whole article, some of the reasons included 1.) having a fulfilling life already, 2.) growing up with dysfunctional parents or other close relatives/friends who were miserable because they had kids, 3.) getting to sleep in late, travel the world, not spend the money on kids, 4.) a biggie ~ not feeling the maternal impulse.

Would you life be as happy/fun/fulfilled if you hadn't had children?

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Sat, 09-21-2013 - 8:09pm

That's good. Yea, enjoying a video - DS and DH wanted World War Z so that's what we're watching then Guilt Trip which I heard is pretty funny, Lol.

Picked up a bottle of white sangria before taking my ds clothes shopping and NO, it was NOT drudgery as he was not too bad about it. lol. It is chilling now so getting ready to have a glass,or 2, or 3 lol.

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I'm sorry, I'm not qualified to answer a question like "what is life without fun?" I simply wouldn't know.
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mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">That's good. Yea, enjoying a video - DS and DH wanted World War Z so that's what we're watching then Guilt Trip which I heard is pretty funny, Lol.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Picked up a bottle of white sangria before taking my ds clothes shopping and NO, it was NOT drudgery as he was not too bad about it. lol. It is chilling now so getting ready to have a glass,or 2, or 3 lol.</span></strong></p>

*like"..  my gosh, you're fun! 

 

 

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Sat, 09-21-2013 - 8:13pm
    Thats so interesting, Morty, that you've now learned to cherish quiet times with a book and a cup of tea.
    No, I have done that forever. I actually had someone tell me one time on FB that I always post about waiting for my kids to go to bed so I could have a cup of tea (I guess he thought that was mean, he was de-friended lol).

    Why, just last week you said you would NEVER choose a book or reading over socializing, and even implies there was something wrong with someone who would. Congratulations! I think you'll really appreciate the balanced approach to life!
    I DID say I had a balance, just like I can listen to my child read to me AND have a glass of wine with my dh. This is NOTHING new. I just am able to do both and STILL not be exhausted.
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    Sat, 09-21-2013 - 8:16pm

    Oh, Morty, sorry. You said I was being mean and making fun of you for your choice of fluff topics. No, I just brought up ketchup and mustard because they seem to be something you are interested in, and obviously calculated risk as a conversational topic was going nowhere.

    Sorry that I post FUN fluff questions. 

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    Sat, 09-21-2013 - 8:17pm

    I'm sorry, I'm not qualified to answer a question like "what is life without fun?" I simply wouldn't know.

    Your dh just came home from a 3 week vacation and you are on HERE? Talk about not knowing how to have fun. Bawahhhaaa....

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    Sat, 09-21-2013 - 8:18pm

    *like"..  my gosh, you're fun! 

    lololol. Did you see the pic of my dh? He was sweating bullets in that thing. lol. But it was for the kids and he had a ton of fun. The best part he said was the little kids. 

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    Sat, 09-21-2013 - 8:21pm
    Perhaps I misunderstood you when you wrote that you would always choose socializing over reading. Perhaps you really meant that you would sometimes choose socializing and sometimes reading but you didn't phrase it that way for fear of sounding exactly like me, and then how could you possibly go on to criticize my social life! I see now.
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    Sat, 09-21-2013 - 8:24pm
    Why are you sorry that you post fun fluff questions? I think most people enjoy them, at least the ones that don't turn into traps to use to criticize others' answers.
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    mortyswife wrote:
    <p><span style="font-size:13px">Oh, Morty, sorry. You said I was being mean and making fun of you for your choice of fluff topics. No, I just brought up ketchup and mustard because they seem to be something you are interested in, and obviously calculated risk as a conversational topic was going nowhere.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:x-small"><span>Sorry that I post FUN fluff questions. </span></span></strong></p>

    Why post them when there's always someone behind you posting them?  J/K, You know what I mean. 

     

     

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