What is the IDEAL number of KIDS for you?

@incus99 (1086)
Philippines
August 26, 2010 1:28pm CST
I know that the government and the church is actively campaigning to reduce population explosion.. In our country, the Philippines, the average Filipino family has 6 members, meaning there is an average of 4 kid per family... For me this is too much... I would want a family with only 2 kids... not to lonely and not too crowded.. I want to have a boy and a girl with adequate age gaps (more than 2 years apart). How about you? How many family members are ideal to you? What do you think?
9 responses
@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
26 Aug 10
my hubby has two sibling and i am an only child so we had two kids because we didnt want to be outnumbered by them!
@jamuls (530)
• Philippines
26 Aug 10
2 would be enough. for me, i'd like my eldest to be a girl and then a boy. i just hope that my children to be would stick to their genders... unlike some of my relatives. scary! :)
@flauee (92)
13 Sep 10
my hubby wanted to have 2 or 3 but i cant. nor i wont have that many. i would love to have 2 (i have a son now.. would love to have a daughter) but i have this fear of not being able to send them to a good school, get them to collage/university or not being able to provide their needs nor wont be able to have enough time for each.. my son is turning 2 next month and lots of people are saying its time to add one.... NO WAY! i love my son... i want everything best for him.. so, i chose to have 1.. all for my son's future...
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
6 Sep 10
Hi, For me, I will only have one kid and it is more than enough. I don't think I can manage to have 2 kids at home. Too noisy and it is really not easy to takecare of kids nowadays. They are getting active as they grow up. Currently , I have one little son and he is my everything. Every morning, I saw his sweet smile when he wake up and it definitely my sunshine and his smile has brighten up my day and my stress level has gone. Lot of people ask me to add 1 more kid,but I have make my decision to stick to 1. and my son is my ONLY ONE.
@maximax8 (27943)
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 10
In my home country the normal is to have two children: a boy and a girl. I believe a 2 to 3 year age gap is best. That isn't how life has worked out for me. When I was 22 years old I had a son. Then when I was 34 years old I had a disabled son. At 36 years old I had a daughter. I am delighted I did manage to have a baby daughter. Due to the 12 year and 14 year age gap it is like having an only child then two children 2 years apart in age. My sister has 4 children: 2 sons and 2 daughters. That works well for her and she lives in a big house.
• Quezon City, Philippines
28 Aug 10
i belong to huge family of 8, and tell you it's really tough. so when the time comes for me to have my own kids, i only want 2 or 3. i'd love to have one boy and one girl. but if i have 2 boys or 2 girls at first, i'll try to have one more to get a boy or a girl. but 3 is the maximum for me. my goal also is to have kids at two-years intervals (at least).. i think the point here is to NOT live beyond your means. if you can't support too many children, then don't have too many children. we don't want our kids to suffer!
• Indonesia
27 Aug 10
I want to have 3 children. Now I have 1 boy and 1 girl who's 11 and 9. When my daughter reach 12 yrs old, I'd love to have another baby. But my husband feels okay with just 2 kids.
@paulybg (127)
• China
27 Aug 10
I hope I would have one son and one daughter. Only one child is too lonely for the child. But if have too many child the living quality would be much worse.
@mjanakha (479)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Aug 10
Many of them today plans to have two children. But I remember once government of china have forced their people to have only one children to reduce the population.
@xlinzixx (511)
26 Aug 10
I get married in three weeks and me and my partner have both discussed family in the future and weve both decided that two children with a slight age gap is adequate enough for us. happy mylotting