(Closed) why do you want kids?

posted 5 years ago in Married Life
Post # 2
460 posts
Helper bee

From a very young age I always said I never want any kids. I don’t ooh and ahh over babies and I honestly have no interest in other peoples kids but for some reason I completely changed my mind just over a year ago. 

Maybe it has something to do with feeling settled? Who knows.

Post # 3
142 posts
Blushing bee

I want to pass on my genetics and experience someone calling me mommy and watching them grow up to be a well-rounded person. 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 2 months ago by jazzybee26.
Post # 4
4111 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve always loved kids – I get along better with them than I do most adults. I became a teacher so clearly I like kids 🙂 

but somehting my mom said years ago stuck with me – lots of humanity sucks. I want to have kids and raise them to make the world better and balance out the shittiness out there in the universe (I.E.: polite, care about others, fight for equality for all, etc, etc, etc). 

Post # 5
7881 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

In no particular order: 

I would like to pass on my genes and wisdom to the next generation. 

I would like to have someone who’s close enough to me to help me in my old age. 

Kids are cute I guess. 

Post # 6
2594 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think that for me it’s the other side of the same coin–ie, in the same way that anyone who is CFBC feels intrinsically that they do NOT want to have children, I feel intrinsically that I do. There’s no “reason,” really, it’s just a natural inclination. 

Post # 7
657 posts
Busy bee

I would love to see a mini me and mini him. You’ve heard all the romantic reasons so I’m just going to add that it’s also an ego thing. Plus I want extra companionship and children usually live longer than pets (Only semi joking).

Post # 8
4 posts
  • Wedding: December 2026

not to pass my genetic , adopting wanting to give another child a chance

Post # 9
114 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I’ve always loved children. Growing up, my first job was counselor in a summer camp. Now, i’m studying medicine to become a pediatrician. I’ve always pictured myself having a family, and I know my Fiance and I will make a great team of parents. I love being a couple, but for some reason, I know our relationship will be complete when we become a family. I don’t really have a reason. It just feels right!

Post # 10
587 posts
Busy bee

I’m kinda in a  similar situation! My fiancé has a 9 yr old daughter and he’s 34 and I’m 26. I feel like we are all happy and have become a family. We only get his daughter 1 day week right now, but I never want her thinking her Dad loves her less because she doesn’t get him 24/7 like our future child would. Kids are so expensive and everything becomes about them. Right now I have great set up of I get my alone time with my fiancé but we also get quality time with his daughter and go on vacations together! Id love to know my future but I guess only time will tell! 

Post # 11
3297 posts
Sugar bee

I can’t imagine being 70 and not having any children and/or grandchildren to spend time with. That’s what it comes down to anytime I feel like it would be easier NOT to have kids, because lets face it, it’s expensive and hard work. Worth it though when I think about the long term.

Post # 12
10315 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I’m hoping if I have enough one will get rich and keep me set for life.

That’s why all people have kids, right?

Post # 13
1151 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I am no where near ready to have kids yet (maybe 5-7 years from now?) but I have ALWAYS wanted to be a mom. I don’t know why exactly, but the idea of staying home to raise my kids and taking care of them is something I’ve always really loved. My SO really wants children and he’d be a phenomenal father so that also makes me excited and want them. I just really want the opportunity to raise kind, loving, respectful people that can go out into the world and do great things.  

Post # 14
385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

I want to create a family and a support network. I didn’t have family growing up. I hope to raise my daughter to value family. I had to learn to value it in its absence and that sucked. 

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