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Bombero1956 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-26-11 12:35 PM
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36. I have kids and glad I do
Kids aren't for everyone. I have a cousin who decided to not have kids because they didn't fit in with her plans for her life. Every once in a while she would call and ask if she could take my kids out for the day. It turns out she missed not having children of her own and was "renting" mine to fill that emotional need. I finally had to tell her that when you have kids it means taking the good with the bad and taking my kids out for some fun was like having her cake and eating it too. I told her to try and come over to spend some time with them when they were sick or not in the best of moods.
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  -Anyone else glad that they're childless? DerekG  Jul-25-11 05:35 PM   #0 
  - I'm not childless, but I'm glad I never had children.  Pool Hall Ace   Jul-25-11 06:13 PM   #1 
  - Indifferent as to my status  Auggie   Jul-25-11 06:31 PM   #2 
  - Hell, yeah!  graywarrior   Jul-25-11 06:45 PM   #3 
  - I am not childless, but I am happy my kids  RebelOne   Jul-25-11 06:58 PM   #4 
  - no adult is required to care for another adult  pitohui   Jul-25-11 07:14 PM   #5 
  - As family should  Broderick   Jul-26-11 01:56 PM   #38 
  - No progeny, no problem.  7wo7rees   Jul-25-11 08:25 PM   #6 
  - Me me me me me!!!!!  Curmudgeoness   Jul-25-11 08:28 PM   #7 
  - Your post disappoints me  Orrex   Jul-25-11 08:31 PM   #8 
  - I look it more as doing my bit to save the earth, but it looks like who cares. n/t  UTUSN   Jul-25-11 08:42 PM   #9 
  - I regret not having children all the time. I've missed out on so many wonderful stages of life. But  applegrove   Jul-25-11 09:25 PM   #10 
  - F**k yes!  Chan790   Jul-25-11 09:35 PM   #11 
  - I never wanted kids because I was afraid I'd treat them the way I was.  hobbit709   Jul-25-11 09:43 PM   #12 
  - You and me both, sister (or brother)! That's exactly how I felt and I was determined  raccoon   Jul-26-11 08:27 AM   #21 
  - God yes!  Denninmi   Jul-25-11 09:50 PM   #13 
  - Ah,but kids grow up.  redwitch   Jul-25-11 10:03 PM   #14 
     - Bullshit! I chose not to have kids because I didn't want to spend my life  OffWithTheirHeads   Jul-25-11 11:19 PM   #18 
  - I chose to be childless...never wanted kids  HipChick   Jul-25-11 10:23 PM   #15 
  - Very.  wickerwoman   Jul-25-11 10:50 PM   #16 
  - usually glad, but sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be a father.  Forkboy   Jul-25-11 10:51 PM   #17 
  - Being a father  Broderick   Jul-26-11 01:58 PM   #39 
  - Yes  KT2000   Jul-25-11 11:32 PM   #19 
  - I love kids, just not mine.  safeinOhio   Jul-26-11 04:43 AM   #20 
  - Wait til octomom catches wind of this thread!  RedCloud   Jul-26-11 09:03 AM   #22 
  - My one great regret, and the best decision I ever made. (n/t)  Iggo   Jul-26-11 09:10 AM   #23 
  - I prefer the term "childfree"  BuddhaGirl   Jul-26-11 10:06 AM   #24 
  - You'll find good company, that's why folks are on the intertubes all the time  snooper2   Jul-26-11 10:13 AM   #25 
  - i love my kids and really happy i had two at an older age, BUT  seabeyond   Jul-26-11 10:18 AM   #26 
  - No, but I wouldn't mind going through the pregame "motions" quite a bit more often though. n/t  Mojambo   Jul-26-11 10:25 AM   #27 
  - Considering the deteriorating state of the planet, the country, and my...  MilesColtrane   Jul-26-11 11:15 AM   #28 
  - Oddly enough, that was the reason for my decision  kentauros   Jul-26-11 11:27 AM   #29 
     - Besides, doesn't it say in the Bible, "the Duggars shall inherit the Earth"?  MilesColtrane   Jul-26-11 11:57 AM   #32 
        - What's left of it  kentauros   Jul-26-11 12:31 PM   #35 
  - Absolutely!  kentauros   Jul-26-11 11:29 AM   #30 
  - 99% of the time, yes  u4ic   Jul-26-11 11:52 AM   #31 
  - Love kids - we don't have any, didn't want any.  GoneOffShore   Jul-26-11 11:58 AM   #33 
  - Enjoy childlessness for the rest of us!  Taverner   Jul-26-11 12:27 PM   #34 
  - I have kids and glad I do  Bombero1956   Jul-26-11 12:35 PM   #36 
  - I was until I wasn't.  SteppingRazor   Jul-26-11 12:59 PM   #37 
  - I've never regretted not having children and never will, but I'm not 'childless'  REP   Jul-26-11 05:24 PM   #40 

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