being able to afford a baby??? I see a lot of posts on CM (not just in this group) about having to wait until their next check to buy a pregnancy test and I wonder if they feel they can afford a baby.
My definition is that I am able to provide for them without worry, I'm not living check to check, I can afford to take them places and do things with them whenever I feel like it, I can buy them whatever they need (not want) at any time, I don't have to worry that the food bill is going to break the bank, etc.... No kids may not need some of these things to feel loved and I get that. My issue is that love is not what's feeding the child.. it's your ability to provide that's feeding and clothing them.
If I couldn't afford a $12 test then I definitely couldn't afford the needs of a baby. Let face it kids are expensive no matter how you look at it. Now I'm not speaking to anyone on here specifically. I don't keep up with everyone's story on here. And the few that I do follow don't seem to have this problem. Yes there will never seem to be a "right" time to have a baby for most people BUT is there a "wrong" time??
So I ask again.. What is your personal definition of being able to afford a child??