Do you like kids?

United States
December 27, 2007 3:25pm CST
Some people love children while others cringe at the thought. I know some people who have children but don't like children, other's who are great with everyone's kids but their own and others who love them but don't want to have them. What about you, do you like kids?
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@subha12 (18452)
• India
28 Dec 07
i like kids very much. its from childhood that i like babies. I have a 3 yr old niece and i love her so much. I am not married and so don't have kid. I think its a bit problamatic to have kids and raise them.
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@scribe1 (1207)
• United States
27 Dec 07
I like to watch children playing, but that's about all. Their tantrums, whining, swearing (in some cases), and associated expenses for care, clothes and education just turn me off. Kids are also a burden for families with limited means to support them. I'm single and have no intentions of ever having a family! Like I said, I just like to watch children playing. Having them around all of the time would just get on my nerves.
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@SHAMRACK (8521)
• India
28 Dec 07
hi, Off course I like kids and also babies, even though my child is with her mother and I have to get a court order to see my child she just 9 months old. I love kids and being with them is more sweeter and relaxing. Another is that they are fresh products of God that freshness is seen in them too. That innocence and worthy love is more sensed when I am with kids.
• United States
31 Dec 07
Well it's great that you're fighting to be a part of her life.
@alamode (3073)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Hun once answered that question with, 'Yes... they're delicious with mustard.'!!! Our neighbor almost fainted... Anyway, we had three, they each had 2, and if our grandkids ever have kids, it'll be 'way down the road. Thats okay... people need to do what their heart tells them. I had wanted six, until I learned how hard it is. It was easy to change my mind. We live in a different world now... we don't need to raise our own farm hands, or give birth to those who will care for us in our old age. I feel bad that people will never know that kind of deep and all-encompassing love, but I can't force it down their throats!
• United States
31 Dec 07
That is too funny, lol what funny man. I think 3 is a good number, I want two to three. My mom is one of 10 and I'm an only and while being an only had it's good points (like no sharing and pretty shinny things) I've always felt like I'm missing out. However until they figure out an alternative way to get babies from the womb to the world... I'm adopting.
• United States
28 Dec 07
Yes i do. I absolutely love kids. I cant wait to have my first child. Which will hopefully be in a few days.
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• United States
31 Dec 07
Awww... congrats on the baby!
@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
28 Dec 07
Well, I'm past the age that I can have kids, unless it turns out I'm one of those weird women who give birth at age 60..LOL (I'm 52 now). I always did want to have kids but things just didn't work out..a lot of strange detours, so as weird as it sounds my "kids" have been my kiddies. Now maybe just maybe if I were a parent and had had kids maybe they wouldn't have turned out so bad, but then I see how some kids act and it's like...sheesh...I'm glad I didn't have any. I'm talking about the screaming, whiney brats who are always having hissy fits....no thanks
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• United States
31 Dec 07
Those are the kind of kids that make me so thankfull for birth control! Little fuzzy babies are the best kind, I love mine even when she's being naughty (so all the time).
@roberten (3131)
• United States
27 Dec 07
If they are well behaved and no trouble; otherwise, NO! lol
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• United States
27 Dec 07
LOL I totally agree!
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@imadriscoll (2230)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I love my kids. I love my neices and nephews. But, there are times when I find other kids very hard to like. I think that's usually because of bad parenting. When kids are naughty and disrespectful it usually reflects on their parents, but unfortunately it makes the kids hard to like.
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• China
28 Dec 07
i love them sometimes, i mean they are so lovable and so real but when they are annoying that's just so out of control,in that situation the only thing that i want to do is make them disappeared.
@adforme (2115)
28 Dec 07
This is a very good question gmakesmoney. Asking if you like children is like asking if you like people. Children are people who are 1. The offspring of two "parents" - a term that is legally and uniquely defined at times. 2. People at all stages of their lives. Someone is someone's child whether thay are 9 or 90, and are defined at times as grown or young. Having children is not for everyone, but they bring great joy to the lives of some people; and I guess like you say make others cringe. Young children require much care and guidance and are developing their personalities. I would say that some people confuse how they feel about child rearing as a judgement on children themselves which is not always fair. I like to go places where well behaved kids will not disrupt my day, experience or whatever. So I would say I do like kids. Have a good day
@aries_0325 (3062)
• Philippines
28 Dec 07
I love my children very much because there are the very precious part of my life. Children is a gift of God to us, and we need to love their as we love also by our parent when the time we are a kids also.
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• United States
28 Dec 07
Kids are fun when they begin talking and walking but before that they can be kind of annoying at times because they can cry but I think if you are a good parent you can keep your kid straight.
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• Romania
28 Dec 07
Yes I love them ....when they are nice and not crying! lol Anyway..they are so adorable...their smile is like a little sunshine... lol
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@youless (98415)
• Guangzhou, China
28 Dec 07
I have my own child and therefore I especially like children. I think this change is strange. I didn't have such a feeling when I was still single.
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• Singapore
28 Dec 07
Hi gmakesmoney, I like kids so much, but unfortunately, I have not got one of my own yet. I hope and pray that I get a child in a near future. I, specially, love little girls; they just look too cute when they dress up in pink color (my favourite color).
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@jimbelle (485)
• Philippines
28 Dec 07
I love kids. I have only one son but I have a number of nephews and nieces. I love their innocence and it is always fun to have them around. It lightens and help you forget your day to day problems and they give meaning to life.
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@GardenGerty (113719)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I like kids but sometimes you would not think so. I am pretty blunt with them, and sometimes I sound pretty strict. Some of the things I like best are reading aloud to children.
@cripfemme (7713)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I love kids, especially my second cousins, Caleb and Preston and my PCA's son, Gabe. I want to adopt kids someday, as well.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
28 Dec 07
For the most part I like kids. Of course the negative aspects can be annoying, but not enough to truly condemn or hate in my opinion. There are also positive aspects that can be more rewarding than anything tangible.
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@rovian (1927)
• United States
28 Dec 07
I babysit my nephews and they can sometimes get me so annoyed. I don't have a problem with kids, but I do not want any of my own. When I graduate from college, find a job, and move out of my parents' house, I want to live a single life. Kids will only be a distraction to me.
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