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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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sat, 09-21-2013 - 10:05am

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>So you visit other parts of the world to one up others visit outside the country? Why?</p>

What are you talking about?

PumpkinAngel

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Sat, 09-21-2013 - 10:06am

mortyswife wrote:
<p style="font-size:13px">Hey Bord....remember all the posts over the years about how hard it was to get a babysitter when kids were little, how hard it was to travel with them, how tough it was with kids sometimes and so on and so forth?</p><p style="font-size:13px">Now it's all super easy and fun!  I feel like we have fallen down the rabbit hole into fairy tale land, lol.</p><p style="font-size:13px"><strong>Oh so sorry to hear that. I guess I was lucky that I had family as babysitters so we were able to go out. We also traveled with our kids since they were very little. </strong></p>

Yah, I don't remember those posts.  But I also didn't memorize the boards either.  I have children to raise, lol!

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Sat, 09-21-2013 - 10:07am
I have said over and over that I "sometimes" find socializing exhausting. I only have said it over and over because some of you sermon to find this rather simple concept puzzling and have repeatedly asked for clarification. As for the meaning of the word "frightening," you can find it in any reliable dictionary.
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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sat, 09-21-2013 - 10:08am

<<Ummm..yes and Bord's response was that she didn't want her children orphaned and then it leapt into this. >>

She said remote chance and if the state deparment is telling Americans not to visit a country because they are being targeted and killed, it would seem like a sound decision.   Why is this even an issue for you?

<<You might want to notify the state department because they have a country by country warnings list and I guess according to you that is a waste of tax payer dollars?

Another leap. Where did I say any of this?>>

Morty...question, it was a question.  One you didn't answer and add that to the other question about the differences in traveling to different countries.


PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Remember the Holloway case in Aruba.. I think that part of the world drew tourism many times over after that b/c of all the publicity. Chance of crime is more likely to happen here less the cozy midwest! Lol!

 


 


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Registered: 09-15-2013
Sat, 09-21-2013 - 10:08am

Hmm, I think you should have started that with once a upon time...

Why? You must have a very short memory.

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Sat, 09-21-2013 - 10:09am

I have said over and over that I "sometimes" find socializing exhausting. I only have said it over and over because some of you sermon to find this rather simple concept puzzling and have repeatedly asked for clarification. As for the meaning of the word "frightening," you can find it in any reliable dictionary.

Your statement about being frightened made no sense. Can you explain more please.

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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sat, 09-21-2013 - 10:10am

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">Honesty is tough and lives tend to change to fit the current discussion, that's why I have a hard time believing many things.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Sorry to hear that you have trust issues with people. I have no need to lie. Would you like to see my post on facebook when the game ended? Would you like me to take a picture next time my dh and I sit on our porch, him smoking a cigar and me having a glass of wine? BAER.</span></strong></p>

I didn't say that I have trust issues with people, stop making stuff up.  No, as I have said numerous times now over many threads I have no interest in seeing your facebook photos.  Please stop asking.

PumpkinAngel

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sat, 09-21-2013 - 10:10am
I guess I thought most people who understand world affairs would understand why when I said that I turned down a trip to Egypt when the kids were small because of the risks involved.
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Sat, 09-21-2013 - 10:11am

I didn't say that I have trust issues with people, stop making stuff up.  No, as I have said numerous times now over many threads I have no interest in seeing your facebook photos.  Please stop asking.

So why think that I am not telling the truth? I have no need to make anything up. You can ask my FB friends with whom I spend time with and post things. Jam can tell you when I posted last night if you REALLY need to know. 

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