How many kids do you want?

posted 10 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How many kids do you want?
    1 : (16 votes)
    8 %
    2 : (79 votes)
    40 %
    3 : (56 votes)
    29 %
    4 : (23 votes)
    12 %
    5+ : (9 votes)
    5 %
    No children : (12 votes)
    6 %
    Adoption : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My husband is a twin and there are twins on both sides of our family, so it’s my hope to have twin boys and that’s it.  But, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.  If I could have picked for me, though, I wish I was an only child like you.

    Post # 4
    Member
    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    My husband and I are BOTH only children.  I always said I would want one as well (I’m from a long line of only children), and I can’t imagine how two only children would be able to deal with multiple children — we don’t know the first thing about sibling rivalries, etc.  But my husband and I were raised totally different — my parents didn’t spoil me and I grew up VERY independent, while my husband was completely spoiled and is still totally dependent on his mother.  So, if my husband is going to raise his children the same way he was raised, I’d rather have two, so he will have to divide his attention and the single child will not be completely spoiled!  Either way, it would absolutely not be any more than 2!

    Post # 5
    Member
    7081 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I wish there was an adoption option here.  We plan for one of our own and adopting a child from either China or Africa.

    Post # 6
    Member
    88 posts
    Worker bee

    Is it possible to add an option for no children? While we may be in the minority, my husband and I do not want children.

    Post # 7
    Member
    107 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2018 - Auberge du Soleil

    We want two kids. According to Mr. PN it would be great if they were twin, left-handed, boys.

    Post # 8
    Member
    162 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle

    I want two, the mister wants four – we may compromise at 3.  😉

    Post # 9
    Member
    2765 posts
    Sugar bee

    An option was added for "No children".   If you’re considering adoption, maybe that could be handled in the comments?  Hope that helps!

    Post # 10
    Member
    5822 posts
    Bee Keeper

    My fiance wants as many as we can have safely.  Of course, he isn’t the one giving birth, is he?  I like three.

    Post # 11
    Member
    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    I grew up as one of 3 and was often annoyed that the world is set up for even numbers. That said, I loved having more than one sibling. My husband was one of 2 growing up, but his parents divorced and his dad remarried about 13 years ago and they now have 6 more (ages 1.5 to 12). We are learning toward 4 ourselves.

    Post # 12
    Bee
    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Family Lake House

    We want to adopt two and also have two. Reasons: I want to experience being pregnant; I come from a family of two kids, myself (adopted) and big bro which was a great experience but I always wished I had more brothers and sisters and loved all my cousins (18 of them all around my age) and was jealous of my cousins’ larger families; My fiance comes from a family of four which seems like a great number of siblings to have. We both agree the more the merrier, but due to population problems, don’t necessarily want to have four biological children, we’d rather adopt two to make our family complete.

    Post # 13
    Member
    367 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    We both want 2 kids.  He’s one of three siblings and I am one of two, so we can’t imagine having a only child and my theory is that kids shouldn’t outnumber the parents, ha!  🙂  

    Post # 14
    Member
    601 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I’d either want 0  or two.  

    At this point I’m leaning towards the 0 kids.  But if there were a whoopsie baby than i’d definitely want whoopsie baby to have a sibling.

    Post # 15
    Member
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

    I definitely want more than one kid. I want out them to experience siblings. I have a younger brother who is 8 years my junior and while he means the world to me, I sometimes wish we were closer in age. I also would LOVE to adopt one day. When my mom was young and still in living in the Philippines she had to put her first son up for adoption, I know she did the best thing for him at the time, but I also know that she thinks about him all the time.

    Post # 16
    Member
    235 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I just wanted to say that I don’t think that adoption should be a separate option on the poll – the question is how many you want to have, which in no way requires childbirth.  If you want to bear one and adopt one, you want to have two children. 

    We each have a sibling, and I think we’ll go for two.  I grew up with a lot of cousins and stuff, and I don’t want my kids to miss out on having a big family, so my solution has been that my sister and I are hoping to arrange it so that our kids are all pretty close in age and we live near each other, so its almost like they have two extra siblings.  Life doesn’t always turn out like you plan though, so it might not happen that way.  

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