how many kids would you like to have?

@marlaf (93)
Philippines
January 22, 2007 3:28pm CST
a friend of mine gave birth last month and we met 2days ago. i went to her place since she told me she needed someone to talk to. when i came in her daughter was sleeping and when i saw her baby, i felt the joy deep inside my heart. i know the fun a baby could bring in house. but all i heard from her was the expenses she has to prepare for the future of her lil girl. she kept complaining coz her boyfriend is not supporting them financially and even emotionally. i feel sad for her but all i had in mind is, that baby she has is a blessing and i know God will provide her with what she needs if only she will tell God of it. Before i left, the last thing she said was, it's really fun to have a baby, it's difficult but it feels great. before i left, i just had a thought of this..how many kids would i want to have? well, i just want to have two..how bout you?
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
22 Jan 07
my husband brought two kids with him when we got married and we just had our first. three kids is enough for me. it is very expensive having kids, but also a great joy. with all the diapers and food just for the kids its a wonder we have any money left for any thing. i have become a frugel shopper and clip a lot of coupons. but the fun thing with that is i get the kids involved. every sunday we clip coupons and go shopping. the love that kids give you is wonderful.
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• India
22 Jan 07
very sweet experience, and i feel the same.....though i have not experienced it... kids r tooooooooo sweet and i think considering inias population, indians must resort to one kid only...vaise bhi "caring for that one life nicely in more impt"
@kerbausama (1338)
• Malaysia
30 Jan 07
i want have 5 kids.two daughter and three son.i want them to be cooperative each other and live very well and succeed in their life.I wanna be the best father in this world!! Baby make you feel alive and life isn't fun without family.its true you know..
@sikabayan (144)
• Indonesia
30 Jan 07
11...! because i wanna make family soccer team
@Mr_Ant (117)
• United States
30 Jan 07
Two is good for me. The world is so bad I cannot fathom inflicting it upon more than two children.
@aroraasr (428)
• India
30 Jan 07
Well I personally feel that one should have only one child but for the betterment of the child i think he/she should have a company also to enjoy with.
• United States
30 Jan 07
I'm not sure exactly how many kids I want. I already have my daughter, but I would love more. I think I would like to have 2-3 kids all together.
• United States
29 Jan 07
I want 2 girls and 2 boys.
@cheryl07 (54)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Babies are the absolute best! I have three children right now. 8, 5, and 1. I have another one coming. I want more, I love kids. They are the best, I love it. What better to spend your money on, even if you don't have much, than someone that is yours... They are expensive, but, things always manage to fall together when they need to. Just enjoy what you have, and as bad as it ever gets, what is more important than the health and well being of your precious little ones???
@girl079 (147)
• Malta
28 Jan 07
I really wish to be able to afford 3 kids. However, I need to be a bit realistic and remember the sleepless nights and the stress both financially and emotionally a baby brings. Not to mention the labour pains!
@apky12 (776)
• United States
27 Jan 07
If I had all the money in the world to have help I would want 6. I have 2 right now. I'm looking at one more in 2 or 3 more years.
@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
most of my friends are married and have a kid now.its soo surreal looking at them.. how a baby could change their life. babies are soo cute. id like 3 or 4 kids someday.boys and girls i hope not just all boys or girls.
@lisado (1230)
• United States
25 Jan 07
We had always said that we wanted two kids. Boy or girl didn't matter, but we only wanted two. Well, now we have two, both boys. We have been talking about a third child, though. Just have to make sure that we can find the money if we have another. Our oldest is Autistic and still wears diapers, as does our 9 month old. If we had another soon, I'd have three kids in diapers and I think that financially we'd break in half! :( We haven't decided yet on number 3, but we DO know that we want no more than that! :)
@UmmZahid (324)
• United States
24 Jan 07
yea i know that children will make you come out of your pocket more and you will have to make sacrifices, but i will love to have 4 kids! im having a boy soon buthen i will like to have a girl then do forth and so on!!!i think 4 is not alot but not a little it think its just right
@mergl81 (195)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I don't have any kids yet but I would like to have two eventually. Hopefully a boy and a girl, but whichever I get I will be happy with. I don't want more than two because kids are expensive and I want to be able to provide for my kids and save enough money for them to go to college if they choose.
@Deane_2005 (1645)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
I wuld probably have a small family one boy and one girl. I think it was more than enough as today's situation is not very favorable to have many children because of massive unemployment, poverty and political instability. It's much better that youhave few kids as you can spend a lot of times and give them the support they need from you.
• United States
24 Jan 07
I would like to have two... hopefully a boy and a girl. If not i'm going to have another... no more then three though. I want to be able to give them the life that my brother and I had growing up.
• United States
23 Jan 07
Me and my husband want 4 kids.
• India
22 Jan 07
well i would love to have two kids....one baby girl and another a baby boy.
@carlaabt (3506)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I can see your friends' point about finances. Babies are very expensive. But they are definitely worth every penny. I only have one baby right now. But we are trying for another one. All together we are thinking we want four but we will have to wait and see after we have another one. We might decide we can't handle more. :)