How many kids is enough for you to handle?

@Abbyey (760)
Philippines
June 4, 2007 8:44pm CST
I love kids, and if iam capable physically and financially i would love to have lots. Lots would mean around 4 kids to 6 kids. But only if i can give them the best in education / lifestyle / training (manners). However if financially i know that it will be a tight budget for a family, i think 2 is a great number to have in a family. How about you? how many do you have? Do you wants more?
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10 responses
• United States
15 Jun 07
I have 3 children 13,8,& 3. 2 boys 1 girl And that is it. I think the 3 I have is just enough to keep me busy $$ & mentally.
@dnumyar (18)
• Philippines
15 Jun 07
i reaLLy dont Like kids especiaLLy if am not reLated to them.. but if you'LL ask my niece and nephews, for sure they wouLd teLL you am a Loving uncLe.. weLL anyway, if i were to have chiLdren, i wouLd opt to have 2 maximum.. it's because it's not that easy to raise a chiLd.. as a parent, youre going to watch and guide him from his neonataL stage up to his earLy aduLthood stage.. that's hard you know, i can say even if i havent tried because i saw the things that my parents went into whiLe me and my brothers were growing up.. but this are just my opinions, it stiLl depends on each and everyone of you guys out there on how many chiLdren do you have.. if you think you canhandLe a Lot, then go ahead..
• Canada
15 Jun 07
i luv kids too.. but when i got married, i thought of havin just one..coz it was really convenient for us.. coz we are both working and both church officials, it will be really hard for us to have many kids... but then, i got preggy for the 2nd time and lost it... after that, i said i dont want to have kids anymore coz it is very hard if it would happen again.. but then,, i got preggy accidentally...and i prayed really hard... coz i dont want the same thing to happen to me again...i prayed hard for it... and He has given me another beautiful kid.. and i cudnt ask for more...
@jolamama (92)
• United States
5 Jun 07
I have 2 that are 18 months apart and they are the best of friends. My husband is the youngest out of 3 and was left out and we were trying to avoid that. We are done and happy about our decision not to have more.
@jogie_bien (1103)
• Philippines
5 Jun 07
i would like to have 2 kids only,because its very hard to have many children.
@Madona1 (2099)
• Gibraltar
5 Jun 07
I think two is a great number to have in a family too so that they can play together and learn how to share. Unfortunately, after having one, we decided not to have anymore so that we can provide the better and quality life for her.
@mama4kids (690)
• United States
5 Jun 07
i have 4 kids, ages 10,4,2, and 17 months. it is hard having so many but it is wonderful too!! the hard part is that the 3 youngest are each a year apart from the one ahead of them. that makes it tough. it is expensive too. i dont want anymore. i love the 4 i got!! kids are a gift from god. cherish them every second!!
• United States
5 Jun 07
I have 2 daughters, ages 6 and 7. They are well-behaved kids, but they can be a handful at times, especially when they are bickering. Being so close in age, of course they're both into the same kind of toys and interests. I had thought about maybe having one more, but financially, it is impossible. We are struggling now. My husband works and I'm unemployed. He wound up getting a vasectomy. I feel bad for my kids because they want to take up certain activities like karate, and we can't afford it.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
5 Jun 07
If I were to be in a relationship, I think three would be the most that I could handle and afford to support. Two would be ideal as I would want my child to have at least one brother or sister to grow up with. It would be very tough financially having any amount of children. I do not have any children right now but want to get married and have kids. But first I have to find a girlfriend.
@00fear (3211)
• United States
5 Jun 07
i think when i have kids i would only be able to take care of 2/3 because people do say im good with kids. they also said that i can deal with lots of kids since sometimes they tell me to take care of them and they say i do a good job. its what they say, maybe just to not make me feel bad and no, i dont mean to brag.