Jakki - posted on 08/24/2012 ( 70 moms have responded )
In another community someone posted the question "should I have a 7th child?" Nearly everyone responded very positively saying things like "if you can afford it, go ahead" and "large families are great, I wish I'd had more kids" and so on.
Maybe everyone was being polite, but no one said "7 kids - what about the impact on the earth?"
Eventually I suggested that the earth wasn't going to be an easy place to live by the end of the century because oil will have run out, and someone else said something like "where are the resources going to come from for your 7th child?".
But I was surprised how few people seemed to even consider the idea that 7 kids was an awful lot from an environmental perspective.
I know we're all parents here - but I'd be interested what the debating mums think about this question ie is there a moral issue about having lots of kids who are going to grow up and consume vast amounts of resources, and what about the life they will face as the resources become increasingly scarce?
Does it bother you, or is this something you never think about?