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102. congrats. have fun, and enjoy. nt
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  -Please stop telling me I should have biological children. lightningandsnow  Sep-23-10 10:45 AM   #0 
  - But, we're down to our last 7 billion people!  Deep13   Sep-23-10 10:48 AM   #1 
  - +1,0000  Lorien   Sep-24-10 12:05 AM   #66 
     - Amazing.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-25-10 03:16 AM   #201 
  - You've thought this out and this is your decision  madmax   Sep-23-10 10:50 AM   #2 
  - Sorry...  SidDithers   Sep-23-10 10:50 AM   #3 
  - What?  blueamy66   Sep-23-10 10:28 PM   #62 
  - He's got a point; whomever the OP was addressing, they're not on DU.  newtothegame   Sep-24-10 10:00 AM   #117 
     - Republicans aren't on DU either but we still address them and their bs all the time.  uncommon   Sep-24-10 10:12 AM   #120 
     - Oh, trust me, if you looked you could find a few DUers just like she describes.  kestrel91316   Sep-24-10 10:23 AM   #124 
     - I checked out Sid Dithers comments.  MedicalAdmin   Sep-24-10 12:47 PM   #151 
  - .  mkultra   Sep-24-10 09:49 AM   #113 
  - this adopted person says thank you! -- oh and try to get a gay one like me --  xchrom   Sep-23-10 10:50 AM   #4 
  - OK  Scuba   Sep-23-10 10:52 AM   #5 
  - Heavens, I should think you would have come up with  hlthe2b   Sep-23-10 10:53 AM   #6 
  - I honestly don't understand  pipi_k   Sep-23-10 10:54 AM   #7 
  - good for you! i think it's bs to expect there is something wrong with a person  ejpoeta   Sep-23-10 10:55 AM   #8 
  - As the mom of an 8 year old daughter who is adopted  LibertyLover   Sep-23-10 10:55 AM   #9 
  - My daughter is of the same opinion. She told me a very long time ago that she  madmom   Sep-23-10 10:56 AM   #10 
  - like my Mom!  stuntcat   Sep-23-10 11:10 AM   #22 
  - Good for your mom....  madmom   Sep-23-10 11:19 AM   #26 
  - I she adopts, you WILL be a grandmother!  BanzaiBonnie   Sep-23-10 11:19 AM   #25 
     - That is exactly my take on it too. :^)  madmom   Sep-23-10 11:20 AM   #27 
  - Your just being selfish.  bahrbearian   Sep-23-10 10:56 AM   #11 
  - Rec'd.  HughBeaumont   Sep-23-10 10:56 AM   #12 
  - So, who's asking you to?  Skidmore   Sep-23-10 10:56 AM   #13 
  - No matter what the reasons, a woman's choice should be accepted WITHOUT QUESTION.  uncommon   Sep-23-10 10:58 AM   #14 
  - Well, if you have children, the biological ones are the way to go  TlalocW   Sep-23-10 11:00 AM   #15 
  - LOL, nt  Deep13   Sep-23-10 11:31 AM   #33 
  - Childfree female who has heard that routine, right here.  Pool Hall Ace   Sep-23-10 12:02 PM   #38 
  - Yeah, but you can have it reversed...  REP   Sep-23-10 04:49 PM   #47 
  - Hi REP! :D  Pool Hall Ace   Sep-23-10 09:15 PM   #53 
  - "How can you be so selfish?" I know! What the fuck does that even mean?  Hissyspit   Sep-24-10 02:50 AM   #79 
  - I had a short time, looong ago, of wanting to have a kid  BlancheSplanchnik   Sep-24-10 12:59 PM   #155 
  - wish someone would tell this to my mother-in-law  stuntcat   Sep-23-10 11:00 AM   #16 
  - + Eleventybillion eom  Hello_Kitty   Sep-23-10 11:06 AM   #20 
  - A devious manipulative  drmeow   Sep-23-10 04:50 PM   #48 
     - "now that.."  stuntcat   Sep-23-10 08:56 PM   #51 
     - It helps that  drmeow   Sep-23-10 09:25 PM   #54 
     - My wife uses this on people.  MedicalAdmin   Sep-24-10 12:53 PM   #152 
        - That's a good  urbanasaurus   Sep-24-10 01:05 PM   #156 
        - ya, cause i am sure the women who want but cant have will thiink it cute that yawl giggle about this  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 01:11 PM   #159 
           - +1000... joking about infertility is really low nt  CBR   Sep-24-10 01:28 PM   #162 
           - How is this giggling  drmeow   Sep-24-10 02:59 PM   #172 
              - are you telling me you and your wife dont do a little chucklin after her magnificent performance  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 03:02 PM   #173 
                 - I'm clutching my pearls just thinking that they might laugh at rude questioners!11  REP   Sep-24-10 06:06 PM   #176 
                 - i am thinking more being insensitive to a woman that might feel hurt. but if you need those pearls  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 06:22 PM   #178 
                    - You're not thinking; you're looking for a fight  REP   Sep-24-10 08:25 PM   #186 
                       - ah... we can use manipulation at anothers expense as long as they dont hear us do it.  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 08:35 PM   #189 
                 - FIrst - it wasn't me  drmeow   Sep-24-10 06:10 PM   #177 
                    - and when the response is, i am so sorry, i too cant and it hurts the heart....  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 06:26 PM   #180 
                       - NOONE who can't have a child  drmeow   Sep-24-10 06:47 PM   #181 
                          - it seems the simple question.... do you have children... is highly insensitive  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 07:06 PM   #183 
                             - The question was "WHY don't you have children"  REP   Sep-24-10 08:27 PM   #187 
                             - i read the whole subthread and didnt see why.... all i saw was a MIL talking about kids. nt  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 08:37 PM   #190 
                             - i was saying, merely asking "do you have children" seems to be the height of rudeness  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 09:04 PM   #191 
                             - "Why don't you have children?" or "When are you going to have children?"  Withywindle   Sep-24-10 10:13 PM   #192 
                                - or it could simply be.... you dont want children? cool. but nooooo  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 10:37 PM   #194 
                                   - Just because it never happened to you doesn't mean it doesn't happen to others.  Withywindle   Sep-24-10 11:12 PM   #197 
  - Who in the world is telling you that?  DFW   Sep-23-10 11:01 AM   #17 
  - Have you never seen a woman be lectured about this? Or a man for that matter?  uncommon   Sep-23-10 11:12 AM   #24 
     - i really feel as if i must be in bizzaro world. i was 32 before married. not even a serious bf ever  seabeyond   Sep-23-10 11:29 AM   #30 
     - I want that life lol. As soon as I had one child, it was "when's the next one?" and  uncommon   Sep-23-10 11:45 AM   #36 
     - Gosh, you must be in bizarro world. One good thing about getting older is people don't ask me  raccoon   Sep-24-10 07:50 AM   #98 
        - conversation. are you dating? this isnt people telling you want you need to do  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 08:26 AM   #101 
           - If they're good friends, OK. If they're casual acquaintances, it's none of their business. nt  raccoon   Sep-24-10 08:38 AM   #103 
              - then tell them it is none of their business. asking someone in conversation  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 08:59 AM   #106 
     - No, never  DFW   Sep-23-10 11:35 AM   #34 
        - Sounds like you travel in the right circles lol.  uncommon   Sep-23-10 11:46 AM   #37 
        - I guess  DFW   Sep-23-10 12:24 PM   #39 
        - Pretty much every child free woman I know has been told that  Lorien   Sep-24-10 12:07 AM   #67 
           - I know no child-free woman that has been told that  DFW   Sep-24-10 01:32 AM   #73 
           - Well, I'm 44 years old....  blueamy66   Sep-24-10 05:28 AM   #89 
              - No need to apologize  DFW   Sep-24-10 05:41 AM   #91 
              - Don't move here!  blueamy66   Sep-24-10 09:34 AM   #107 
                 - I'm not sure what is better  DFW   Sep-25-10 11:58 AM   #207 
              - How about this as a response?  MedicalAdmin   Sep-24-10 12:56 PM   #153 
           - Me, too. The young men in our family were told to get married  EFerrari   Sep-24-10 02:50 AM   #78 
  - They're a lot cuter than mechanical children  Kurt_and_Hunter   Sep-23-10 11:02 AM   #18 
  - Oh, I don't know about that  Art_from_Ark   Sep-24-10 01:20 AM   #72 
  - I do the opposite  ismnotwasm   Sep-23-10 11:06 AM   #19 
  - Who are you having these conversations with?  Book Lover   Sep-23-10 11:10 AM   #21 
  - thank you. i just posted the same. i was old before i got married. i never experienced  seabeyond   Sep-23-10 11:31 AM   #32 
  - You have been lucky  prole_for_peace   Sep-24-10 09:36 AM   #108 
     - I've said before that I am 44  blueamy66   Sep-24-10 09:41 AM   #111 
     - After reading this thread, I wonder if it is luck, or the people I associate with  Book Lover   Sep-24-10 10:13 AM   #121 
  - I was adopted when I was 10  MattBaggins   Sep-23-10 11:11 AM   #23 
  - I get a kick out of all the folks who spout "God's will" at the drop of a hat until  valerief   Sep-23-10 11:21 AM   #28 
  - i think it is also pretty insulting to suggest that anyone would feel one baby is less than another  seabeyond   Sep-23-10 11:23 AM   #29 
  - I Feel Your Pain  NeedleCast   Sep-23-10 11:30 AM   #31 
  - You should have the other kind of children.  Iggo   Sep-23-10 11:38 AM   #35 
  - The best are the furry, four-legged kind.  smirkymonkey   Sep-23-10 12:52 PM   #40 
  - I've always been bothered by this  TonyMontana   Sep-23-10 12:55 PM   #41 
  - is this an argument you're having with your partner or just people in general?  yurbud   Sep-23-10 12:56 PM   #42 
  - My brother-in-law adopted four kids.  Dappleganger   Sep-23-10 12:59 PM   #43 
  - Good on your bro  blueamy66   Sep-23-10 10:33 PM   #63 
  - thats one thing that gets better as you get older  La Lioness Priyanka   Sep-23-10 01:21 PM   #44 
  - It is nobody's business  drmeow   Sep-23-10 04:38 PM   #45 
  - You have made a wise decision not to have kids.  TexasObserver   Sep-23-10 04:49 PM   #46 
  - I applaud all people who DO NOT BREED.  BlancheSplanchnik   Sep-23-10 06:34 PM   #49 
  - extinctions..  stuntcat   Sep-23-10 09:05 PM   #52 
  - I would never want to subject any child to the horrors that are to come  Lorien   Sep-24-10 12:10 AM   #69 
  - yes, little unique miracle #7 billion and 1. Some estimates I've seen even put us OVER  BlancheSplanchnik   Sep-24-10 11:52 AM   #136 
     - omg I start to shake every time I hear that..  stuntcat   Sep-24-10 12:08 PM   #139 
     - No one here is telling you to have kids.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 12:15 PM   #142 
        - but i a see a few telling us not to and child abuse.... becomes comical. nt  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 12:17 PM   #144 
           - Yeah. "Who would bring a child into the world NOW"? Right, as opposed to 100 years ago.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 12:18 PM   #145 
  - Amen. Nothing will change that truth. nt  Lorien   Sep-24-10 12:08 AM   #68 
  - So then, who should be allowed to "breed" and  NYC Liberal   Sep-24-10 01:45 AM   #75 
  - Know what my favorite argument someone floated in one of these threads in the past few months was?  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 03:11 AM   #82 
  - Links ... or you just made it up.  Techn0Girl   Sep-24-10 04:39 AM   #86 
  - fer real  stuntcat   Sep-24-10 05:34 AM   #90 
  - No, it's silly telling people in the US to stop reproducing when the population 'problem'  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 11:12 AM   #127 
     - yah, this is where my feelings separate again from the rest of the humans  stuntcat   Sep-24-10 12:02 PM   #137 
        - Okay. So how is that not offensive- implying that having kids is "child abuse"-  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 12:12 PM   #140 
        - I am not arguing you  stuntcat   Sep-24-10 12:24 PM   #146 
           - It's true, there will be an awful lot to say "I told you so" about  BlancheSplanchnik   Sep-24-10 12:38 PM   #149 
           - "fact based dialogue"  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 01:34 PM   #165 
           - I'm not saying you're stupid or ridiculous, but your worldview is very bleak.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 01:29 PM   #163 
              - you're right, it is there! :D  stuntcat   Sep-24-10 02:04 PM   #168 
                 - It's also helpful to remember the Zen Parable of the Farmer's Luck  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 02:18 PM   #169 
        - you are joking right? cause this is the ultimate in your hypocrisy. surely  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 12:16 PM   #143 
           - surely, I'm sorry  stuntcat   Sep-24-10 12:27 PM   #147 
              - lets see.... it makes you sick at the child abuse with parents having kids..how dare you criticize  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 12:34 PM   #148 
                 - I..  stuntcat   Sep-24-10 12:44 PM   #150 
                    - "squirted out"? on the one hand you act oh so innocent as the choice  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 01:05 PM   #157 
  - Believe me, people get all kinds of nuts when this topic comes up.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 11:21 AM   #128 
  - Slightly???  onpatrol98   Sep-24-10 07:45 AM   #97 
  - oh Tut Tut! ...you're imputing to me words that I never said.  BlancheSplanchnik   Sep-24-10 11:44 AM   #134 
     - No, that's exactly what you said.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 12:14 PM   #141 
     - Which words were those?  NYC Liberal   Sep-24-10 01:37 PM   #166 
  - Thank you.  Jamastiene   Sep-24-10 01:23 PM   #160 
  - Do you live in Niger, Guinea-Bissau, Afghanistan or Burundi?  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 02:51 PM   #171 
  - How does your over-simplified analysis account for the fact that population growth has STABILIZED in  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 02:48 PM   #170 
  - I completely support  femrap   Sep-23-10 07:29 PM   #50 
  - Why, some people have several folks right inside their own head that need taking care of.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 03:02 AM   #81 
  - You're being very unselfish and that should be applauded -  TBF   Sep-23-10 09:26 PM   #55 
  - Amen, Amen, AMEN!  Lisa0825   Sep-23-10 09:31 PM   #56 
  - Out of curiosity, what role did the pain of your mental illness play in your decision?  Juche   Sep-23-10 09:54 PM   #57 
  - You should have mechanical children  gmoney   Sep-23-10 09:57 PM   #58 
  - or geological children  jmondine   Sep-24-10 12:54 AM   #70 
  - I totally agree.  donheld   Sep-23-10 10:08 PM   #59 
  - Fuck anyone who would try to tell you what you "should do" re: kids.  BlueIris   Sep-23-10 10:09 PM   #60 
  - I refuse to read any replies to this post.  blueamy66   Sep-23-10 10:25 PM   #61 
  - Good for you.  ThomCat   Sep-23-10 11:18 PM   #64 
  - That's funny. I don't remember telling you to have biological children.  stevedeshazer   Sep-23-10 11:36 PM   #65 
  - Great post and also a great reason to support gay adoptions.  musicblind   Sep-24-10 01:15 AM   #71 
  - Love this post. Happy to rec  Number23   Sep-24-10 01:36 AM   #74 
  - You need to (a) find an answer that turns people off and (b) hang out with other people  Hekate   Sep-24-10 02:23 AM   #76 
  - Okay, I'll stop, although honestly I don't ever remember telling you that.  jobycom   Sep-24-10 02:48 AM   #77 
  - Amazing how quickly these threads devolve into "FUCK THE SELFISH BREEDERS"  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 02:59 AM   #80 
  - Are you trolling?  Techn0Girl   Sep-24-10 04:37 AM   #85 
  - I guess you didn't read the rest of the thread.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 11:09 AM   #126 
     - You are boorish....  Techn0Girl   Sep-24-10 01:27 PM   #161 
        - Translation: You don't want to deal with what I've actually said.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 01:31 PM   #164 
  - hm you have the cool Nasa avatar :)  stuntcat   Sep-24-10 06:02 AM   #92 
  - Here's the "Big Picture": Developed Countries with free populations and access to contraception  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 11:42 AM   #133 
  - +1000. Just found out I am pregnant with my first. We are over the moon! Selfish breeder here. nt  CBR   Sep-24-10 07:59 AM   #99 
  - congrats. have fun, and enjoy. nt  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 08:27 AM   #102 
  - Hey, Congratulations!!!  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 11:36 AM   #132 
  - So tell me...  Jokerman   Sep-24-10 11:49 AM   #135 
     - I haven't been told in person. Probably, because I'm a fairly strapping dude.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 12:04 PM   #138 
        - No, they shouldn't do that.  Jokerman   Sep-24-10 03:12 PM   #174 
           - Yeah, that show had its moments.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 08:21 PM   #185 
  - Rec. L&S, I have 2 brothers and a sister and none of us has any natural kids - one of my  old mark   Sep-24-10 04:05 AM   #83 
  - There are some people that actually think their immortality  RandomThoughts   Sep-24-10 04:14 AM   #84 
  - I'm shocked that so many people  Dorian Gray   Sep-24-10 04:52 AM   #87 
  - It is your life, and your choices  eilen   Sep-24-10 05:20 AM   #88 
  - Tell them instead of criticizing,  yellerpup   Sep-24-10 07:15 AM   #93 
  - I've never told you, or anyone else, that they ought to have children from any source. nt  LWolf   Sep-24-10 07:19 AM   #94 
  - Thank You, Wonderfully Stated OP  NikolaC   Sep-24-10 07:43 AM   #95 
  - I think you are very wise not to want biological children, from what you've said.  raccoon   Sep-24-10 07:45 AM   #96 
  - And then you get people like me...  InvisibleTouch   Sep-24-10 08:22 AM   #100 
  - I'm 19 and want to remain childfree,  AmandaMae   Sep-24-10 08:39 AM   #104 
  - I am right there with you.  prole_for_peace   Sep-24-10 09:49 AM   #114 
  - It does get easier when you get older.  Jamastiene   Sep-24-10 01:43 PM   #167 
  - I'm with you. I support your right to make your own choices in life!  Dash87   Sep-24-10 08:42 AM   #105 
  - It's your body. It's your business. Period.  COLGATE4   Sep-24-10 09:37 AM   #109 
  - There's no blueprint for what "family" should look like. Build your tribe as you see fit.  DirkGently   Sep-24-10 09:39 AM   #110 
  - If your children aren't biological, what will they be? Silicon?  Jeff In Milwaukee   Sep-24-10 09:45 AM   #112 
  - Dont delude yourself to much  mkultra   Sep-24-10 09:49 AM   #115 
  - Who here was saying that?  hendo   Sep-24-10 09:52 AM   #116 
  - It is always  mstinamotorcity   Sep-24-10 10:10 AM   #118 
  - Bless you!  tavalon   Sep-24-10 10:11 AM   #119 
  - My wife and I decided on cats as cheaper, quieter, and easier to herd.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Sep-24-10 10:16 AM   #122 
  - Two problems I have with Cats  niceypoo   Sep-24-10 10:42 AM   #125 
  - I doubt..  Unca Jim   Sep-24-10 10:23 AM   #123 
  - I'm astounded that there are all these parents who have time to give a shit.  Warren DeMontague   Sep-24-10 11:23 AM   #129 
  - Sorry, no can do  KamaAina   Sep-24-10 11:24 AM   #130 
  - You really should have biological children. A quiverful would do.  Gormy Cuss   Sep-24-10 11:36 AM   #131 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-24-10 12:58 PM   #154 
  - I wish I wasn't too late to Rec this.  Jamastiene   Sep-24-10 01:08 PM   #158 
  - K&R  Liberal_in_LA   Sep-24-10 03:13 PM   #175 
  - Be true to yourself. n/t  StarryNite   Sep-24-10 06:25 PM   #179 
  - I am with you!!  AsahinaKimi   Sep-24-10 06:57 PM   #182 
  - I've already caused a few people to not want to have kids...  pipi_k   Sep-24-10 07:35 PM   #184 
  - i wouldn't think of telling anyone  shanti   Sep-24-10 08:34 PM   #188 
  - I hear you. Goddess, do I hear you.  Withywindle   Sep-24-10 10:27 PM   #193 
  - that is a tough one. that would be a tough one for me  seabeyond   Sep-24-10 10:41 PM   #195 
     - It is tough. And I know there are a lot of people like her  Withywindle   Sep-24-10 11:28 PM   #198 
     - This is what I don't get  rebecca_herman   Sep-25-10 04:55 AM   #202 
        - interesting perspective, and you are right, too.  seabeyond   Sep-25-10 07:00 AM   #203 
        - Well, that's a good point.  Withywindle   Sep-25-10 08:36 AM   #206 
     - Also, my resentment on the money issue  Withywindle   Sep-24-10 11:39 PM   #199 
        - Wow. Your friends are trying to have a baby, and you're calling it a "frankenfetus"?  Warren DeMontague   Sep-25-10 02:59 AM   #200 
        - Oh, I realize it's their choice. I was simply venting.  Withywindle   Sep-25-10 08:33 AM   #205 
        - You do not seem to know much about IVF at all. Ignorance. nt  CBR   Sep-25-10 07:40 AM   #204 
  - My Chinese wife receives maddening pressure from her family  Marengo   Sep-24-10 10:57 PM   #196 
 

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