Family size?

Tara - posted on 08/13/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter Ava is essentially an only child because we only see her older half-brother every other Sunday (ugly divorce) & people always seem to make comments about it not being fair & I should have another child. I would LOVE to have another one but we simply cannot afford another child right now! I'm wondering if there are others like me & how do you feel about having an only child? Also, does it offend you when others make those kind of comments?

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Jarnice - posted on 04/02/2010

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I was the youngest of three my brothers were 5 & 10 years older than me. People always asked since I was the only girl when my parents were gonna have another one but I liked being the only girl. You moms keep doing what whatever it is you're doing because my brothers & I had a good life because my parents stopped at ME!!

Renee - posted on 02/20/2010

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Hey! I am an only child and I loved it! Whenever i thought about wanting a sibling i would visit a friend with a sibling and hastly change my mind. Not that haveing more kids is bad i would love a sibling for my four year old too but its not gonna happen yet. WHen people make comments just stare them down, you know you love your kiddo and do every thing you can to make her happy, thats all that matters. She will be happy and well ajusted either way! I used to get offended but i just laugh now, who are they to tell me what is best for my family, my child!

Sara - posted on 10/04/2009

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I think people should keep their opinions to them selves.....There is nothing wrong with having just 1 child. Plus she has an older brother...I'm sorry people feel the need to get in your business about this. :(

Clare - posted on 09/11/2009

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I only want one and it annoys me when people say oh you cant only have one!! Why cant I!! Its my choice people never turn round and say oh you cant have three of four so why do I get judged for only having one!! Drives me mad! xx

Sarah - posted on 09/04/2009

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I am a single mother of one. People ask when are you having another one and as much as i would love another child. I can't afford it. Noahs old enough that if i were to have another child and he'd get less he'd notice. I don't want him feeling like he has to go without because i had another one.



Theres nothing wrong with waiting or decided that one is enough. I know deep down that my noah will be an only child. And theres nothing wrong with that. He will always be the center of my world.

Tara - posted on 08/14/2009

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Thanks Mary! That's exactly how I feel about it & I keep hoping that my degree will payoff & we will be able to afford another one but until then Ava is my number one priority! I can't help feeling jealous though & I know it's awful to feel that way =(

Mary - posted on 08/14/2009

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Yes Very much So My Husband & I Want Another baby Sooooooooooo Bad! But Right Now We Are Making A Responsible Choice In Not Having Another Child Because We Simply Can Not Afford It!! It Hurts my Feelings When People Ask Well "Nate's Almost 4 Now When Is Another One Coming" I Want To Say Well Were Trying Not To Be Irresponsibile We Do Already Have A Child To think About! We love Him So much We Can't See Ourselves Being A Let Down To Him For The Things He Needs And Wants Because We Decide To Be Selfish And Have Another Baby!! So To Answer Your Question Yes My Husband And I Get Very Much Offended When People Hagle Us About Having Another Child!!

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