Dh and I don't make a great deal of money. We make due with what we have and we live with on our means. As a family of 4 that means we live in a lower income area, we skip the cable, we don't eat whatever we want, we shop frugally, using Goodwill quite a bit and we go out to eat once or twice a month- if we go at all. We have to plan for large purchases and save up and vacations are kept at the very minimum...
anyway I was thinking about HOW different life would be is we only had one kid...or even no kids! Living within our means would be something completely different. Shoot even if we had two children of the same sex instead of the opposite sex that would save us a great deal of money as well with them having more hand me downs and the ability to share a room...
Do you ever just sit and think about those kinds of things... what life would be like with out kids or with more or less kids... just how things could be different... or is it just me.
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:22 PM on Feb. 17, 2013
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Answer by KA91 at 6:33 PM on Feb. 17, 2013
My sister never had kids. She couldn't. She and her husband go out to eat every weekend. They buy new cars every 2 years, and they have half a million dollars in the bank. They are both retied now, and neither is 65. Together they made between 70 to 80 thousand. In S. Califonia, that's not a lot. However, I wouldn't trade my 2 kids for her life. I might have a lot less money, but my kids are my joy.
Answer by musicmaker at 6:33 PM on Feb. 17, 2013
Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 6:34 PM on Feb. 17, 2013
Sure I wonder how my life may have been different if any decision I made along the way had different. I don't think it would have been better but it's interesting to imagine what I'd be doing. I do reminisce about the awesome vacations DH and I took before we had kids, I affectionately refer to this time in our life as B.C. ( before children).
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:34 PM on Feb. 17, 2013