Why did you have children?

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Why did you have children?
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Mon, 06-09-2003 - 4:29pm
That's all. Just curious about the answers.

Cindy

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Thu, 06-12-2003 - 7:37am
That's pretty much it!! LOL

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Wed, 06-11-2003 - 12:37pm
How about "Because I got pregnant??" LOL! (nt)
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Wed, 06-11-2003 - 8:09am
I'm still pondering that question. I'll get back to you.

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Wed, 06-11-2003 - 8:02am
I've come to realize that a sense of humor is the best medicine and keeps you sane. My feeling is if you can laugh at yourself and with others you're better off. I laugh all the time. Some people may look at me as being less serious, but laughter really is a stress reducer for me.
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Tue, 06-10-2003 - 3:49pm
LOL! ITA!
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Tue, 06-10-2003 - 3:33pm
Because we wanted them and were at the point in our lives where we thought we were ready. If we had known beforehand what was *really* involved, we would have known we'd NEVER be ready!

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Tue, 06-10-2003 - 8:43am
I always think a sense of humor helps. If you are serious all the time, it can overtake you. Plus, we are not the only couple that has gone through this. I hate to be melodramatic and woe is me. I like the "emotional life" line-I may use that later.

Thanks,

Kristi

"I do not want to be a princess! I want to be myself"

Mallory (age 3)

      &nbs

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Tue, 06-10-2003 - 8:32am
Wow! What an emotional life you've been living. I like your last paragraph. It's good to be able to keep a sense of humor when you've dealt with everything that you've been through in your life.
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Tue, 06-10-2003 - 8:26am
We have no special or deep, introspective reason for having kids. DH and I both came from close-knit, warm families and we wanted the same thing for ourselves. That's about it. We're happy with our beautiful, healthy boys.
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Tue, 06-10-2003 - 8:21am
I love babies. Whenever I was around one I was smitten ... they are so darn cute and they smell so good; most of the time ... lol. Once I had one of my own ... darn it, I wasn't really prepared for the rollercoaster ride a child takes a parent on. Ups, downs, sudden twists ... definitely a thrill ride, and way worth the risk.

Linda

 

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