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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Mon, 06-09-2003 - 10:20pm
there isnt a shrugging shoulders icon.

for as long as i can remember, i wanted at least three children. i just had an inner yearning for them. i wanted to teach them, and love them, and guide them.

when i met dh, i knew i wanted them with him. i was not ready as soon as we married, as we moved 600 miles away immediately after the wedding, but in a couple years, the "feeling" came over me, and dh had agreed, so we started our family. they are all big lugs now, as my "baby" just got a new pair of shoes, size 12 MENS!! and every time i look at them, i get a warm feeling in my heart. they are everything i ever imagined and more.

two of them live out of town, and dd came in today, to go see the Lion King with us tomorrow night, and my heart just melts when i see her. shes an angel from heaven, as are the boys.

ok, enough gush. i just wanted kids, k?

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Tue, 06-10-2003 - 5:52am
So I could put him in daycare and let stranger raise him ;)

(not really :) Because I got pregnant and could provide for him.

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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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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 - 8:32am
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 - 8:43am
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)

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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 - 3:49pm
LOL! ITA!
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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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Wed, 06-11-2003 - 8:09am
I'm still pondering that question. I'll get back to you.