Post # 77
- Wedding: September 2011 - Boy #1 12/2015, boy #2 02/2018
No judgement intended, but I once heard a teenage girl in real life say that her mom was pressuring her to have babies, so she could get some assistance. It just broke my heart. In cases like these, I think what sort of quality of life will this kid have? Of course, I do not know the answer, but it just makes me think. Ideally every child should be planned and desired, but as we know that is not the reality. It just goes on and on in this vicious cycle.
Post # 78
“Idiocracy” was a documentary.
Post # 79
@babypearls: I don’t think the op was refering to people who the pill doesn’t agree with (my sister and I are in that category) or any such thing. I know a girl who should have stock in Plan B, because she forgets to take the pill for MONTHS, doesn’t use condoms(she tells me) and the guy(s) always cum in her. Sooo she is always using plan b, the nurse asked her if she needs some bc, because she sees her so often.
I interpretted the post as annoyance with immature, irresponsible people who can’t afford kids (nor are they mature eno) popping them out like tic tacs
Post # 80
@HonoraryNerd: Yes but you used them “I was dropping about 40 for a month of pills,”
You weren’t complaining about the price of bc, but conviently forgetting the cost of a kid. That is the difference.
Post # 81
Over the last 18 months, I’ve seen plenty of posters here who are clearly not financially prepared for a child (the “birth control is too expensive” arguments is one of my personal favorites — how can you possibly think a child will be any less expensive?), but they continue to “NTNP” and “TTC” anyway.
Post # 82
@EncoreBridetoBe: I can complain about both. I’ll pay 40 a month to not have a kid, but I’d still prefer to pay less than that. The prescription I’m on now is free with my insurance. So yea, in comparison it’s a lot.
Post # 83
Idiocracy was a documentary, not a movie. 😀
In all seriousness, I’ve read about the family in this particular article before…but remember, guys, that the Daily Mail is a British tabloid. Here in the States, it would be like linking to something in the National Enquirer and taking it ultra seriously.