- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
If we have any…just one.
If we have any…just one.
Hubby wants triplets. I would feel blessed with on at this point !
We’ve agreed that we want between 2 and 4, depending on how hard pregnancy is on me. At least 2!
i want 3! fi says 2, and then if we have an accident that would be okay 🙂
My husband wants 2 boys (because he always wanted a brother) but I want at least one girl so based on that = 3.
My family was perfect because there were 2 boys and 2 girls so everyone had a brother and a sister.
I would love 3, Darling Husband wants 4-5 (hahahha yeah right, 5 is NOT going to happen). So I would say most likely 2-3, unless we have all girls….in which case MAYBE we would try for a 4th. But 4 kids in NYC is pretty uncommon (not to mention insanely expensive…)
I want four…but Boyfriend or Best Friend will only compromise with 3. But I don’t want to have an odd number of children. I’m one of four and an even number has always been a good thing. Boyfriend or Best Friend is one of three. So I think we might each be biased.
I’m not really worried about the number, I’m just happy that he wants to have children with me one day!
These polls always surprise me with the number of kids people want. It must be a cultural difference between the US and the country I grew up in that I never noticed before. Does anyone know what the average family size in the US is? Where’I’m from, I don’t know a single person in my parents’ generation or mine who has more than 2 children, at least in a big city. I thought first maybe it’s because we’re a less weathly country and people can’t afford more kids. But on second thought I don’t think it’s economical, because where I’m from only the less educated and the less affluent rural folk tend to have more kids.
I don’t think these answers are representative of the number of children people actually have in the US. According to the 2000 US census, families with children under the age of 18 typically include 1.8 children total. http://www.census.gov/population/socdemo/hh-fam/tabST-F1-2000.pdf So, assuming that some of those families had grown children as well as minor children, it’s safe to surmise that the mean number of children is around 2.
This is purely anecdotal, but I’m an only child (30 years old), and almsot everyone I knew growing up had either one or no siblings. Frankly, reading through these answers surprised me too! I wouldn’t have expected 4 or more kids to be such a popular answer.
I won’t really know until I have a child, but I imagine that I would like one or two. I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t want more than two – I don’t have that kind of stamina!
I want 2, my fiance wants 1. Hopefully we’ll have two kids!
1 or 2. Gender won’t be a deciding factor, since we can’t have more kids than we have money/room for. With a 3-bedroom house going to $600,000 in the bay area where we are moving, we certainly won’t be having more than 2!
2 biological children. Beyond that, I would love to adopt children/teens. I have always kind of help the philosphy of “Why have a bunch of kids, when there are already so many without parents.”
@meliss: In my family, the average is 3-4. I’m one of five (four girls and a little brother…poor guy, haha), with a lot of cousins. That doesn’t make us uneducated or less affluential (or the usual implication: poor and dumb), that’s just how it is. We like having larger families. Though it is becoming more and more unusual these days to have more than two kids.
I’d like two, he wants 4. So maybe we’ll meet in the middle with 3?
My mom’s current husband has 10 kids. All from the same dad/mom, all one after another. My mom has 3 of her own…so it’s 13 kids/step-kids. OH HELL NO. Never, ever, ever.
We’ve pretty much agreed on 2, but theres a part of me that wonders if I would want 3. I guess we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it… 🙂 I’d really like to have one of each gender.
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