(Closed) Those who can and cannot afford kids…..

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
Post # 77
6919 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • 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
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

“Idiocracy” was a documentary.


Post # 79
871 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016


@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 # 81
3682 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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
2113 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

@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
1723 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

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.

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