how many kids do you want?

Philippines
May 15, 2009 8:16am CST
I only wanted just one because if too many you cannot take good care them all and sometimes they got jealous if someone having a toy or something they might want to buy. So, it's really nice to have just 1 or 2 kids for me.
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13 responses
@sunshine4 (8708)
• United States
15 May 09
Sorry that I have to disagree with you, but I have 4 children and I take careof all of them just fine. They are mostly grown up now and are wonderful young adults. I would have never wanted to just stop with my first two children. If I did I would have missed out in so many joys that the two younger children have brought into my life. One or two children might be what you want, but please don't generalize and say if you have more than that you cannot take good care of them.
• Philippines
29 May 09
thanks for the comments but i have to disagree with you too, i am not saying just 4 but more on that. I have my neighbor and she had not just 4 kids but 8. She had no time at all to take care of her children but she can take care of herself. So, do you think you can really take care of their needs? specially when you sent them to school? how can you give one of your child when some of them wants to have it also, i know that's kind of hard thing. I guess you can take care of them if your rich but i don't think poor can do, bec. i have seen here in my country there's alot of family having lot's of children and they can't really take good care of it. Sometime they force their children to beg on the people around them and they got so dirty dress.
@larish (2195)
• Philippines
1 Jun 09
My hubby and me would like to have 2 kids, preferably a boy and a girl. My hubby is an only child and he told me that it is nice if he could have a brother or sister during his growing years.
@mflower2053 (3227)
• United States
1 Jun 09
I want 4 but with the way things are going. I am happy with my 2. I want to be able to give my kids things I couldn't have not spoil them but where they are able to see different places and experience things that I didn't get to when I was growing up. Sometimes things happen for a reason and there is a reason God blessed me with these 2 and if he doesn't want to give me more then that then so be it.
• Philippines
22 May 09
I think i only to have 2 or 3 kids because it's not easy to bring them up. Nowadays, we have to think about the circumstances of having a lot of kids because even if we don't have one yet but we are struggling already to live and meeting up the trials that we encounter in our lives. Some people like to have a lot and i even know somebody who wants to have a dozen because for them it's fun and it's very enjoying to have a very big family. SOmetimes,it sounds ridiculous to me because that is too much. Even me myself, i came from a big family coz my mother was able to deliver 10 kids including me. But actually, it wasn't her intention to have numerous kids because for her we are gifts from Gods so she accepted it ,which is true. But by then, in old times people were'nt so worried about these matter considering life wasn't so hard as it is right now. That's why for me it is better to have just one up to 3 kids only because you can give your attention to all of them at the same time and it's not too hard to bing them up together .
@indahfth (11171)
• Indonesia
22 May 09
I want to have two children, I now have one child, I would like to add a child again. I do not expect much to a child again. my husband did not want to have children again. hopefully one day my husband will want to have children anymore.
• United States
19 May 09
Your right about the money thing, it is painful when you can't do for your kids the way you want. Ask yourself, If you had the money would you want maybe 4 or 5 kids? As far as family, happiness, peace and joy goes, a family of 7 or more is best. I may have taken it to far but the point is, don't let money control your life, It's 2009 and the Internet has made making money FREE & as easy as 123, no kidding. www.online-richgirl.wetpaint.com
@haiershen (1082)
• China
18 May 09
Two kids is good for family,but in our country,we only allowed to have only one child mentioned by our goverment.so either girl/boy is good for us,we will take good care of them.
@benny128 (3621)
17 May 09
well I always wanted 1 little one but when I become a dad I thought it was unfair not to have someone his own age as opposed to just me so we had one more. Then by accident another one came our way lol, not I am a single dad to 3 fantastic kids and my out-look has changed I know dont really look at how many kids I want I now look at how many kids have I got lol.
@youless (97399)
• Guangzhou, China
15 May 09
In fact I always think that two kids will be perfect for a family. And your children will not feel alone since they have playmate. I love China
• Singapore
15 May 09
i refer two, they were not feel lonely, they can play together
@chillpill90 (1937)
15 May 09
i ideally want 4 kids two boys and 2 girls because then they wont be spoiled and will learn to share which is something some so called adults these days dont know how to do.
@jayrene (2712)
• Philippines
15 May 09
i wanted to have 5 kids... i have three now and it is all i can get. we had family planning, my eldest is 13, second is 8 and youngest is 2... there's a big gap between the three of them, so no two child will be in college at the same time, we will not be having a hard time sending them to school. but... i went CS on my second child, then on my third i have to go CS again and then while i was pregnant i have had hypothyroidism, so the doctor told suggested to me to have tubal ligation, because if i get pregnant again, i may endanger myself and the child... i could get heart problem and the next child could be mentally retarded, and it's a lot of risk for a third CS on me. ========== i wanted to still have a five year old when i am in my 50s, but it wont happen now.
• United States
15 May 09
I want 2 or 3. We havent started having kids yet, but we talk about it pretty regularly! I have 2 sisters. My husband has 1 brother. We both agree that having siblings is a good thing. Growing up, it can be frustrating. There is bound to be some fighting and jealousy. But in the end, I think it creates a bond of friendship that is stronger because of it! No matter how many kids we have, I already know that they will sometimes get jealous of things other kids have! I will not buy every little thing my children want. That is ridiculous. I think that is part of the reason why the world is in such an economic crisis! For too long people have been getting everything they want - even if they cant afford it. Sometimes there are choices that need to be made. My children will learn that early!