Anyone planning on having only one child? Thoughts? My husband is happy with having one child and most of the time, I feel the same. If I want another baby, my husband is fine with that too. I just don't want regrets. I am older and don't want to be an old mom. Right now, we are doing well financially and can provide the best for our son. But it would be nice for him to have a sibling.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:39 PM on May. 17, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by prettyrayray at 2:26 PM on May. 17, 2009
If you're happy with one, there's nothing wrong with that. I have two only children, born over 18 years apart. I love it and would not go back and change it. My boys adore one another, there will never be sibling rivalry, and I will never feel pulled in different directions. Having lots of babies is a wonderful thought, however, having to choose between one child's soccer championship game over another's big ballet recital, is not a decision I will ever have to make. Being able to afford just the basics for two or more children is a scary thought, let alone being able to support their interests. continued ...
Little League, music lessons, and martial arts classes add up to hundreds of dollars a month. With one at a time, I can focus 100% of my attention to their needs. I'm not in any way against large families. I just know it's not for me and there's nothing wrong with it. Only children who get a healthy amount of socialization do very well.
Answer by MassageMom090 at 4:13 PM on May. 17, 2009