One, few or more children

Philippines
January 14, 2010 1:32am CST
I always loved big family because I grew up having 4 siblings and having activities all by ourselves, even without other playmates, was always a riot and we enjoyed a lot. But now that we are starting our own families, we do not want too many kids. As a matter of fact, everyone of us has only 1 kid. We intend to raise them well and not worry too much about how they would it and where they would study. How about you, what do you prefer, one kid, a few or many?
5 responses
@bren_yrra (354)
• Philippines
18 Jan 10
My parents were able to raise 7 children and I'm glad I'm one of them.Being in a big family is exciting especially now that we have our respective families.We are many and our parents were below average income earners yet we were raised with good virtues having love and respect to one another.Right now, I have three kids (2 lovely girls and 1 wonderful boy).My youngest is 5 yrs old already and I still want to have last boy or twins if possible.But, only time and God can tell if it will still happen.Having children is coupled with responsibility.Whether they are many or few, for me what matters is the attitude of rearing them with love and providing them their needs not only physically and emotionally but also financially and spiritually. I know that every child who is born in a family has a purpose and will always be a blessing.Happy mylotting!
@Jae2619 (1484)
• United States
15 Jan 10
I grew up the youngest of 6 and thought I'd have a big family when I got married and started my family. After having one boy, and my health conditions while pregnant we decided it was best we didn't have any more and enjoy our little boy, but 5 years later we found out we were gonna have a little girl, and honestly two for us is enough. I sometimes think my mom was nuts to have 6 kids, lol.
• United States
14 Jan 10
I am the baby of 10 kids and that has made me want to have a big family :) I always loved having my brothers and sisters around, always someone to talk to, share things with etc. and I want that for my children. I have 3 little girls right now and we would love to have a couple more, half of what my parents had :)
@calai618 (1781)
• Philippines
14 Jan 10
I would also want to have a big family but that is only possible if I am capable of raising them and giving them the lives that they deserve. i think it is irresponsible of me to want to have many kids just for the sake of having them without thinking that I cant actually raise them well. i know it is really nice to have a big family but it is a nicer feeling to have the luxury of time, love, etc to devote to a single child. i really believe vhildren deserve the best in this world because they never wanted to live in the first place (lol). i dont want to add children who are unhappy in this world. therefore, though i want to have many kids, the number of my kids will surely depend on my capability to raise them. :D
@lelin1123 (15644)
• Puerto Rico
14 Jan 10
When I was a teenager I wanted to adopt a child from every nationality. Of course that didn't happen. I ended up with just two girls who are grown now and I'm happy that I only had the two. Anymore and its just a hardship I think.