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Old 12-12-2014, 09:57 AM   #1
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How many children? Poll

Please take the poll, even if you don't want to post.

The current cost to raise a child to age 18 is $245,000.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:02 AM   #2
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Not sure what the question is. How many children do we have? Should we have? Plan to have? Think about having? Could have had?
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Not sure what the question is. How many children do we have? Should we have? Plan to have? Think about having? Could have had?
Do or did.
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Do or did.
OK. Even the ones we don't like as much?
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Not sure what the question is. How many children do we have? Should we have? Plan to have? Think about having? Could have had?
You omitted "Are we aware of."
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What does the current cost to raise a child have to do with how many children we are aware of having?
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:14 AM   #7
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I answered zero, although I have 2 grown step-children. I didn't raise them.
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What does the current cost to raise a child have to do with how many children we are aware of having?
I think your sig line answers this nicely.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:19 AM   #9
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I had originally wanted four children. When the 2nd was born I still thought I'd have more.

When the baby got to the age where it was time to go for #3 I just felt done, I was so happy with the two we had and wasn't craving more. I just felt like our family was complete.

As our two sons grew up I was sure we made the right decision, but then I wonder what it might have been like to have a girl, too. Money wise I don't think a third or fourth child would have made that much of a difference and each one is certainly well worth any cost. Of course, college costs would have doubled!

I hope someday to have a daughter-in-law or two. Grandbabies would be fantastic.
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Old 12-12-2014, 10:20 AM   #10
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I have zero(I think). At age 35 I could still have kids but don't plan to.
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I didn't raise them.
Good point. DW and the kids have on occasion said the same about me.

So, this the key to this thread "how many" or "raised". I'm still not sure how to respond.
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Two kids. Eleven years in between
Both grown and on their own now. We got our first grandchild this year.
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Three total. Two homemade and one adopted.
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Three. We always thought we'd have four. After number three, DW never got the maternal "feeling" after delivering one of her patients, so we stopped.
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Price to raise a child? Dollars do not count. There are hundreds of sacrifices that can't be measured in dollars. Sleepless nights. Driving to their events. Paying for their mistakes. Helping them cope. It is a lifestyle choice that could never be explained to someone who want to know the cost.
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None yet, but 1 if I include myself
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None yet, but 1 if I include myself
I was wondering if I should include DH
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You probably should. My DW would include me if she took the poll
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