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Poll From: 04/23/2013

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When you think of a big family, how many kids do you imagine? Submitted By CraftyMama3, IL
1-2 kids is plenty big.
3-4 kids is a lot.
5-6 kids is when a family starts to get really big.
A family isn't big until they have at least 7-8 kids.
At least 9 or 10. Maybe more.
I think it depends on how well behaved the kids are!
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PolishedStones
on 04/06/14
We have 7 kids and it really doesn't feel that big.
LoveToSing
on 03/06/14
I know people with 24 kids and someone with 16 or 17 (not sure exactly) - but in my community, most people have pretty large families. 11 to 13 is totally normal. I'm one of 3 and it's small - but I love it anyway :)
Gaderseven
on 10/17/13
Gader1 liked this  
5-6 RIGHT HERE
Gader1
on 10/21/13
LOLSAMEHERE
teddj
on 05/01/13
I plan on having 7-8 kids. I can't imagine people who only have 0-2 kids... it must be so lonely :( Who wouldn't ever want kids?
AmandaM777
on 07/07/13
amanda9025 liked this  
You are insane, i can't imagine having 7-8 kids. I would rather have 1 or 2.
teddj
on 05/01/13
6-7
nicky471
on 04/29/13
I come from a family of eleven, boy, boy, girl, boy, girl, girl, boy, girl, girl, girl, girl.
sydneyjurado11
on 04/23/13
amanda9025 and 2 others liked this  
I don't see how some people can have more than 10 kids... To me that's just crazy!! ^__^
successfulwoman
on 04/29/13
speciallady40 liked this  
True
CaseyFerree
on 04/28/13
I am the last and 9th kid of my parents. My dad does though have 3 other kids in another state, 3 step-sisters, he had but then got divorced all before saved. It would be crazier if there were 12 of us.
peter88
on 04/24/13
My father had 10 kids with his first wife and my mom had 5 with her first husband they got together had me and three other for a total of 19 as for me 2 kids is as big as i am willing to go
mgtheman
on 04/24/13
speciallady40 and 1 others liked this  
Humanity is over the Earth's carrying capacity, meaning there are more humans than the planet can sustainably support given our current lifestyles and technology. Millions of existing children live in group homes or orphanages that range from adequate if non-optimal to complete squalor. There is absolutely no reason to breed new offspring except failure to overcome base instinct and genetic programming.
cgff
on 04/24/13
I am the third of four kids. I always wanted to have four or six kids, but now that I am an adult, I seriously doubt I would ever have six kids (unless some of them were quite a bit older and I adopted or something). My husband wants maybe three. I would love to adopt, but I also want to go through pregnancy and all that.
kcason3200
on 04/24/13
pregnancy is cute.. and make your feel special. " when you're an adult"
--- but its not until you get in your last trimester and you feel like a whale cause you can't sleep on your stomach, put your own shoes own..ect .. and you can only have sex in 3 different ways cause your so big.. ITS STARTS TO SUCK AND YOU START THINKING ABOUT WANTING TO YANK YOUR BABY OUT RIGHT AWAY!!
Emerine
on 04/24/13
Chateau2 and 1 others liked this  
I have SEVEN kids! 3 boys 1 girl then 3 boys again. :)
kcason3200
on 04/24/13
Emerine liked this  
at least you got your girl out some where :-)..
I like going shopping for myself a lot .. right after I buy the kids what they want and need.. if I had one more in the next year ( that will make 4 kids in my house- I have to wait for the oldest to go to college) I would have to say bye bye.. too EXPRESS, MACY,BAKERS,MAC, AND VICTORIA SECRET once a month

Momma needs her own self love,very here and now !! <3 <3
Cumbeeclan
on 04/24/13
Emerine and 1 others liked this  
I have seven, too -- girl, boy, girl, boy, girl, boy, girl. :-D
atularya
on 04/24/13
speciallady40 and 1 others liked this  
1 to 2 children in todays economy is more than enough!!
KathyH
on 04/24/13
kcason3200 liked this  
I just realized, that picture of the Duggar's is a few years old...why not choose a newer one? Ah, well...
kcason3200
on 04/24/13
successfulwoman liked this  
CUZ THEY CAN'T KEEP UP WITH THEIR " ARMY"
kcason3200
on 04/24/13
I have 2 from my first marriage and he has one that is 16 (he started early. LOL) We want one more together.. but we first have to get my youngest out of daycare and into kindergarten before I have to pay for childcare again..

IT DEPENDS ON HOW BROOK YOU'RE WILLING TO BE.. AND HOW LONG YOU ARE GOING TO DEPEND ON THE STATE TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR EXPANDING FAMILY!!!
QueenLene
on 04/24/13
triathlon29 and 1 others liked this  
2was enough for me!!!
tmg1415
on 04/24/13
kcason3200 liked this  
I don't think I could handle more than 2 or 3
JABBS26
on 04/24/13
speciallady40 and 1 others liked this  
I used to want 8 or 10 kids. Now that my 5 are becoming teenagers I'm sure glad I stopped ;)
henmleg
on 04/24/13
Anything more than 5 kids is a big family
madmadam
on 04/24/13
reem02 liked this  
grew up in family of 8 kids it was fun you always had someone to talk to or
play with
Sheebaby
on 04/24/13
demonictalent and 2 others liked this  
1 to 2 children in todays economy is more than enough!!!!
xclusiva909
on 04/24/13
Stoneheather liked this  
3 or 4 kids is a big family for me but nowadays thats an average family iso i'll say 7 to 8 kids is a biig fam.
Evalimas
on 04/24/13
Big family
dluttrell1
on 04/24/13
speciallady40 and 1 others liked this  
There are to many children that need safe,clean and loving homes. If you feel the need to have more than 2 or 3 take in some foster kids.
Bibbie635
on 04/24/13
Many years ago a large family was what people had so that the kids could work on the farm and help to support the family. That was a good question.
WarenJudi
on 04/24/13
speciallady40 and 1 others liked this  
i dont know what i would do if i had 5 or 6 kids i think think that the two i have is enough
RedHotAZ
on 04/24/13
I grew up in a family of 5 (kids, that is. 7 including my parents.) Thought I was from a big family as most of my schoolmates had families of about 3-4. Then I met my husband - he has 3 brothers and 6 sisters. My family was only half the size of his, not so very big after all!!
awilson89
on 04/24/13
3 kids
JosephC
on 04/24/13
cgff liked this  
Hey! I'm 3 out of 10. I know how to answer this!
Julie58
on 04/23/13
I always wanted to have a big family with a bunch of children. Unfortunately, I live in the US where fertility treatments are considered an "elective procedure" just like a boob job. So I'll never get to have a family of my own.
triathlon29
on 04/23/13
yophi and 1 others liked this  
They are elective because if you can't afford them, then you probably can't afford to properly care for the children either. It is considered elective because that is exactly what it is.

As for saying you unfortunately live in the US would you rather live in some place like Syria, Mali, Afghanistan, North Korea or Iraq?
MrKermit
on 04/23/13
tellloriiloveher liked this  
No but perhaps she rather live in any other country in the developed world that has universal health care. You have a right to bear arms but heaven forbid you get shot with one of them and need health care.

FYI paying for fertility treatments is a heck of alot more expensive than raising a child.
triathlon29
on 04/24/13
Then move to one of those countries if you think they are so great. Do you watch the BBC? You should because they often talk about the universal health care system there. Hardly the health care I want. Horrific negligence, mother's and babies dying from treatable infections, and more. No thanks.
byualto
on 04/23/13
SueG3 liked this  
I certainly see your point , but consider this - there are many families who can afford to raise a baby and give them a simple but wonderful life. Babies don't need to be terribly expensive, especially if good health insurance is available - I bargain shop for clothes and diapers, nursed my babies, and even made some of their baby food. I can see how many families could afford the expense of a baby ... but not necessarily spend ten thousand dollars on medical procedures that might or might not work. I agree that we are very blessed to live in the US with the many opportunities that are available here, but still, I think we should be careful about making judgements about people in this very diffictult situation.
triathlon29
on 04/24/13
Why should the rest of us pay for it through higher insurance premiums? No you want it you pay for it. It's elective. There are plenty of options too such as adoption. Are they easy no, but neither is parenthood. Oh and a very difficult situation is what an orphan faces in Africa or Russia whose parents gave them up because they are disabled, not some person who can't conceive a baby.
pgrytdal
on 04/23/13
speciallady40 and 6 others liked this  
Adoption. There are thousands of children looking for a family right now.

My 2 younger siblings are adopted, and I couldn't imagine my life without them. =)
mydoggyman
on 04/23/13
MeenaRawrrr and 2 others liked this  
3-4 kids is a lot.
johnwx69
on 04/23/13
Littlegirlalfie liked this  
3-4 kids is a little bit.
justme6790
on 04/23/13
Then you don't have 3 or 4 kids lol
BambiBabi
on 04/23/13
Guys come on! Its ok...
KatieKat
on 04/23/13
kandiekis and 5 others liked this  
Why do you have a problem with other people having different opinions? You've commented on so many other comments telling people they are wrong for how many kids they want or need or have.

Something is wrong with you.
LindseyAM
on 04/23/13
It's his opinion to disagree...just leave it alone. He's not being extremely rude??? everyone can chill out
KatieKat
on 04/23/13
triathlon29 liked this  
That's because over a dozen of his very offensive responses were flagged and deleted.
huckster2001
on 04/23/13
kandiekis liked this  
i have 4 kids
HarryPotterNerd
on 04/23/13
I agree. Wow, the way some people act on here... It's as if anyone actually cares what they thing! Grow up, John!
johnwx69
on 04/23/13
kilpatrick liked this  
it's because it's true! Everyone is so greedy about how many kids they want to have!!! They only take into consideration their own wants of how they want to spend their life. They think that having a lot of kids wont give them much freedom to do the fun things they want to do.

EVERYONE, RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU WERE'NT A FIRST CHILD!!! okay, so everyone who is raising their hands, imagine if, after your parents had their first child, they decided not to have anymore, then YOU WOULD NEVER EVEN EXIST!!!!!

Think about it that way; if you decide to only have one or two kids, then there are precious kids who will never exist. those kids could be the answer to solve many of the world's problems. Imagine, if you decided not to have a third child; well that third child might've grown up to become the world's next Einstien, or Steve Jobs, or Thomas Edison. But since you were being selfish and greedy, you decided not to have to deal with that child
KatieKat
on 04/23/13
cgff and 2 others liked this  
You are ridiculous. You sound like a child. How old are you?
wildhorse88
on 04/23/13
Yes she really is sounding like a little brat and johnwx you are the one ranting on and on about stupid things and can't let people have their own opinions. Hypocrite.
huckster2001
on 04/23/13
im 15
johnwx69
on 04/23/13
kilpatrick liked this  
and then they will never exist....
triathlon29
on 04/24/13
1. Why do you assume the siblings will be there for each other?
2. There is more to life than pumping out kids?
3. What about the quality of life for yourself and the kids you actually have?
nevroth
on 04/23/13
I have to agree. As an only child, my world completely fell apart when my mom passed away in my first year of college. I had to bury my only living grandma almost to the date the next year. My father passed away my first year of high school. I felt utterly alone. Thank god my mom's family is so big, she was one in eight children, so I had lots of extended family to help me. If I'm able to have kids, I want to have at least 2-3, even if some are adopted.
Core350
on 04/23/13
I can respect your answer because you have given reasons and backed up your reasons with honest thoughts and opinions. This is an opinions questions and shouldn't be taken too seriously. I put up the post to show that a strawman attack could be a reason to tout one belief over another. Thank you for an honest and real answer.
bluela
on 04/23/13
BLUEGIRLROSE liked this  
I don't think this need be about bloodlines. I think 3 children are the bare minimum because I feel a family is an important feature in a person's life, integral to being safe and healthy in the world. Actual family is ideal (I include adoptive families in most cases), though some must make do with substitute family. I find substitute family (a family of friends, for example) less stable and reliable than actual family. So to insure family members to be a network of companionship, support, and love that is always reliable, it's best to have at least three children to be there for each other after the parents die. More is better, but three is just barely enough. You can see that as keeping your family "alive" without it being about something like bloodlines or name.
twirl0408
on 04/23/13
lol.
bluela
on 04/23/13
Charles Manson and Ted Bundy were both unwanted pregnancies for unwed mothers who in both cases initially avoided actually raising the children themselves (Ted Bundy's mother eventually did raise him with a new stepfather and half-siblings). Neither of them ever knew or even knew the identity of their fathers. It doesn't prove anything, but I think epigenetics are proving that a strong bond between mother and father at conception, followed by a strong bond between mother and child, create better conditions for healthy, productive human beings. I'd also like to point out that if you live in the more developed countries of the world, it's unlikely your family size is significantly contributing to overpopulation. I also believe that, as in the past, famine, disease, and other events will naturally prevent overpopulation, if indeed we are going to survive as a species. We may not, but
triathlon29
on 04/23/13
twirl0408 and 1 others liked this  
That is awesome you chose to adopt. I really admire that. My cat baby is adopted by the way.
EdwardTsema
on 04/23/13
WWEFAN4EVA liked this  
Have fun getting banned
KatieKat
on 04/23/13
triathlon29 and 1 others liked this  
I have no feelings because I adopted rather than become a baby factory? That's an interesting conclusion.
KatieKat
on 04/23/13
You are the one who couldn't allow other people to have their own opinions. Now you're just being a hypocrite.
KatieKat
on 04/23/13
Lilyfireb and 5 others liked this  
LOL, no. It's interesting that you ignore the billion people dying because they don't have clean water or enough food to eat. How convenient.

I don't give a rat's behind about my bloodline. I adopted anyways. I'm one of those evil, selfish, greedy women who took in an orphan instead of doing my duty and pumping out babies until I drop dead. LMAO
KatieKat
on 04/23/13
LOL, no, not at all.
johnwx69
on 04/23/13
did you know that if we got every single person alive on the earth and crowded them shoulder to shoulder in one place, they would only take up the space of the city of Los Angeles?!?!

World Overpopulation is not going to be a problem. the thing is, do you want your family to stay alive and in existence in the future? then you probably better have more than 2-3 kids... just sayin'
Core350
on 04/23/13
kunji1994 and 9 others liked this  
If you want to put up a strawman argument... I can prop one up next to yours and state the opposite... What if by not having any more children, we avoid another Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, or any number of serial killers/rapists/murders. We could even go so far as the bible and say we could be preventing the antichrist from being born. Or how about the overpopulation that would cause a collapse of our food supplies, and create enough pollution to destroy our environment. You can say that won't happen, but what is there are 100 extra kids born, then those kids have 1-2 extra kids... within 50 years you are going to start seeing an exponential increase in births and an ecosystem that would not be able to handle it.

But these are all arguments that server no purpose in this discussion. Everyone is going to make a choice and that is the end of it. Life will move on, and we will continue to survive.

Feel free to whomp on my strawman a bit... it helps to make peopl
johnwx69
on 04/23/13
kilpatrick liked this  
Do you get my point?
dabigeddie
on 04/23/13
triathlon29 and 3 others liked this  
Comment Under Review
kandiekis
on 04/23/13
MamaNae liked this  
If you don't want that many kids, DON'T HAVE THAT MANY!!! Don't judge others for the size of their family. Not everyone is on here because they need money. I know a $5 Amazon gift card isn't going to make a difference if my 5 girls eat or not! My husband works everyday and I work while the girls are at school. So I get quality time with them and help support them.
romanczuk
on 04/23/13
triathlon29 liked this  
Most of us didn't say that we had 5 kids--just that 5 was a big family. Actually, I said 7-8 was a big family. I am one of eight and my husband is one of nine. Our family? Two kids!
homeschoolmom67
on 04/23/13
So if I go on Swagbucks and I am single and want a little extra money, that's ok, but if I have kids and want to buy them a little treat its not?

With how uncertain the economy is, every little bit helps for every one of us.... The issue isn't having a large family, which, truthfully, is going to pay for your Social Security (it is a great intergenerational transfer of wealth, and if you don't have more people coming in than taking the benefit, the system collapses), it is the unfair distribution of wealth, as shown in the video we have all received SB to watch!
MelissaTelling
on 04/23/13
Sunflowergirl80 and 7 others liked this  
I think you just did. I actually have 9 kids. And, yes, I'm on Swagbuck. My husband works hard to support our family, but it's nice to get a few extra dollars now and then. You must agree, because you are also on Swagbucks. I'm not sure why you believe 5 kids is too much, but we are blessed with our 9. We must be doing something right, because our children tell us they plan to have large families also, even though we have told them it would be fine with us if they chose to do things differently. I don't believe everyone needs to have as many children as we have, but we are thankful for our 9 and never feel they are "too much." ( And in case you are curious, I answered the poll "5 or 6.")
KalnBellaMommy11
on 04/23/13
My family is only 3 kids large, which is large enough for me, but who am I to judge others. As long as that family isnt mooching off our government then good for you! I knew a family of 12 when I was going to school. Each and every child I knew from that family was well behaved and most of them stood out in either music, sports, or were just very intelligent children. To each their own! but yea 5 or more is a LARGE family for sure!
castlesburning
on 04/23/13
triathlon29 liked this  
But...imagine if everyone had 5 or more kids. We already have trouble with jobs and resources as is. Now imagine that many more people in the U.S....

I'm sure there are many people who would love to have more children than they do. But they tend to act with a bit of caution. What happens when your husband loses his job? Of course anyone can lose a job nowadays, but it's easier to get by - or to temporarily live with relatives - when there's two kids, say, as opposed to a family of 11.
MelissaTelling
on 04/24/13
Your comment sums up the popularly held oppinions of the day. Answering them would involve more space than Swagbucks limited word count will allow. However, if you are really interested in the truth, research will show you that our current problems with jobs and resources are not due to overpopulation. In fact, populations are dwindling in most industrial countries, including in the US. (And as far as "carbon footprint", large families consume less resources per person than small one.) As to what we would do if my husband lost his job- he is self employed and employs others. (My two oldest just graduated and have full time jobs also.) We also have a support network of people who love us who would be sure to help in an emergency (family, church, friends in the community)- just as we would help them.
triathlon29
on 04/24/13
That's not exactly accurate. The increased a little bit less than one percent. However this is a rate slower than many third world countries. So in conclusion US population is going up.
yophi
on 04/23/13
speciallady40 and 18 others liked this  
People are welcome to have as many children as they are able to care for. If they are government or family dependent, stop having children! A close friend was the youngest of nine. No family is perfect, but they all grew up to be responsible adults and cherish each other. Honestly, if you can't take care of a single child without mooching off everyone and/or you are incompetent, than 1 is too many. But don't judge a family solely based on the number of children they have.
MEBurroughs
on 04/23/13
kandiekis and 6 others liked this  
Children are a blessing from the Lord. I have 7 siblings and would love to have more!
elawno
on 04/24/13
MEBurroughs and 2 others liked this  
Agreed! I have 12 siblings and I would love to have more!!
Niks21
on 04/24/13
This depends upon your finanacial status...
memere22
on 04/23/13
Maboobbasha liked this  
way to many
fxxxx02
on 04/23/13
WOW
BLUEGIRLROSE
on 04/23/13
speciallady40 and 1 others liked this  
It all depends on the family how many is too many. I don't think it is the siblings job to raise siblings so the parents can keep having more babies. Yes there is a difference in baby sitting and helping out. Also don't except others to support your family. Now if your a family that truly need the help and they are trying then yes I don't mind our tax dollars helping. I see so many seniors, disabled, family's and single parents struggle because they "make to much" (I don't understand how making 800/m for a family of 2 to much, or 600/m for a family of 1 with good godly the medical bills they face for their dis ability) to get help but others that are able to work but just won't. I feel those people that don't trying are taking it from those that actually need it. Otherwise I don't care how many babies you have as long as you know they are a gift and your responsibility. I have 2 children a 9 year old daughter and a 4.5m son. (=
speciallady40
on 04/23/13
successfulwoman liked this  
Well stated maam.
TheSparkle
on 04/23/13
Maboobbasha liked this  
Wow
zeus414
on 04/23/13
lol
Littlegirlalfie
on 04/23/13
Maboobbasha liked this  
I know a family that has 11 kids. BOMPBOMPBOMP
nevroth
on 04/23/13
My grandparents on both sides had between 10 and 12 siblings. My mom was one of 8. Interesting, most of my aunts and uncles have 2 or less kids, though one aunt has 4 and one uncle has 3.
memere22
on 04/23/13
speciallady40 liked this  
Children are a blessing...too many can be a burden
Jayman0164
on 04/23/13
eyaj>
shotsnstings
on 04/23/13
yea same
shotsnstings
on 04/23/13
yeasame
dashieswag1021
on 04/23/13
Maboobbasha and 3 others liked this  
I am in Public school. I just use my free time on SwagBucks to earn some form of money because my dad is very greedy with his money.
RudyPooh
on 04/23/13
Lilyfireb liked this  
There are plenty of greedy parents in this world. My sister is one of them. When it comes to her and hubby, money is no object but if the kids need anything, 'they don't have money". They have all the latest gadgets, tvs etc but she wouldn't buy the kids a computer for their school work or let them use their computers. Instead she had my niece begging relatives for money instead of presents for Christmas, her birthday etc so she could buy her own computer. When my niece needed a school uniform, my sister's husband (my niece's step father) called up the school and had a couple of uniforms donated to her saying they couldn't afford it. The donations are supposed to be for needy families which they are not as they both work, making good money. My niece's father had already given my sister money to buy the uniforms on top of his support payments because my sister told him that they couldn't afford it. Greedy doesn't begin to
RudyPooh
on 04/23/13
mastre liked this  
How dare anyone judge a school child for trying to earn some spending money. Dashieswag1021 stated his/her father was "very greedy with his money". Unless you have proof to the contrary, how dare you judge him/her.
lilholcomb88
on 04/23/13
mastre and 2 others liked this  
my dad is a single dad, and he taught me that we have to earn what we have, so it's great your doing it yourself, and this will make you so much more happier knowing you bought something yourself, than it was just handed to you...
EponaWolfe
on 04/23/13
triathlon29 liked this  
My dad has always been greedy too. I lived with him for a year and he refused to even buy me food. I was basically living off of energy bars and pasta. meanwhile he has a BMW, 60 inch television, smart phone, etc. I moved back in with my mom and now he's refusing to pay any of my medical bills....
MissleMan13
on 04/23/13
triathlon29 and 3 others liked this  
I am homeschooled, looking for a job, my mom is divorced, and I am just happy to be able to earn money to buy my little sister manga
Learn to make the best of every situation
yophi
on 04/23/13
hblack4d and 11 others liked this  
Interesting. I don't know your situation but calling your dad greedy sounds like the entitlement mentality of a spoiled brat. If he is a deadbeat that doesn't pay child support, that is one thing. If he is trying to teach you responsibility by expecting you to earn your wants, he is doing you a favor. Congratulations on finding a way to earn some spending money. You might also consider finding other sources of income such as a part time job, baby-sitting, mowing lawns, washing cars, selling items on ebay for others, etc. Those who never learn to work for their needs and wants will never experience the satisfaction of success.
Littlegirlalfie
on 04/23/13
yophi liked this  
Say it like it is bro!!! My dad rarely pays child support, and If I want money, I earn it, by either working or doing surveys. :)
Gabrie1a
on 04/23/13
wildhorse88 and 1 others liked this  
You talk of moral authority, and you talk about her calling her father greedy, yet you call her a brat? Thats hypoctrical
yophi
on 04/23/13
triathlon29 and 2 others liked this  
Perhaps you miscomprehend. The blanket statement of calling a parent greedy absent explanation sounds bratty. I did suggest that there may be outlying circumstances. I would argue that a parent that drinks or smokes away all the household funds preventing a child from getting prescription glasses or the essentials for life is very greedy. Hence, I never called him/her an outright brat. Rather, I suggested that he/she thinks before speaking/typing ("sounds like"). But, I would wager this child is not in dire straights as he/she has access to a computer (or smartphone) with internet access and is suggesting that whatever Dad is not buying can be purchased via Swagbucks. So it is doubtful these "needs" are medical or nutritional.
alethosyne
on 04/24/13
Two things here. First, computers at public libraries are accessible to the public free of charge. The person never stated they owned a computer. Secondly, Swagbucks offers PayPal gift cards, which can be then be transferred to a bank account, and withdrawn as cash. Therefore, the needs may indeed be medical or nutritional.
KatieKat
on 04/23/13
purplepuppy2 and 1 others liked this  
Do you think that parents who deny their children's medical and nutritional needs give them the things you can get from swagbucks? Of course not. Stop calling little girls you don't know bratty. How old are you?
yophi
on 04/23/13
triathlon29 liked this  
Again, your reading comprehension is lacking. I never stated, "You are a brat." I said that, absent explanation, such a bold statement sounds bratty. Does that suggest that one comment forever defines a person? Absolutely not! Have you ever made a b*tchy, rude, thoughtless, annoying, perverse, or even bratty comment? I was simply hoping to point out that such blanket statements will be viewed by the average person as bratty. I doubt that one comment defines her and my goal is to help her see that one does not garner much sympathy with brash statements made without support. Neither one of us knows her circumstances, but I encouraged a proactive response rather than a reactive attitude. Which advice will take her farther in life?
KatieKat
on 04/23/13
triathlon29 and 3 others liked this  
I call my parents greedy because they refused to buy me eyeglasses in the proper prescription as a child while they smoked 2 packs of cigarettes a day. Am I spoiled brat with a entitlement mentality because of it?

How do you know her dad isn't greedy in a similar way?
yophi
on 04/23/13
triathlon29 and 1 others liked this  
Clearly your parents were in the outlying circumstances that would make a parent greedy. I did allow for such an exception (such as a deadbeat dad who does not pay child support). I doubt dashieswag1021 is on Swagbucks to buy herself prescription glasses.
KatieKat
on 04/23/13
purplepuppy2 and 1 others liked this  
Of course, because prescription glasses were the only thing I was denied. I was showered with all the latest electronics and designer clothes. That makes total sense.

Get real. You insulted a kid and you have no idea what her circumstances are. If I could have made a little extra money with swagbucks, I sure would have. Obviously not to buy myself glasses but I could have had a new item of clothing or some other little pleasure I was denied by my GREEDY parents.
yophi
on 04/23/13
triathlon29 liked this  
I certainly never suggested that your experience was the only example of the negligence and greed of your parents. Would you have come on a website and announce without explanation or being asked that you were there because your parents were greedy? Gather one hundred people and there will no doubt be several with harrowing stories of awful parents that truly deprived them, but unfortunately there will likely be several more young people that will lament their horrible childhood because they didn't have the "in" clothes, newest gadgets, or a decent car at 16. People with the latter attitude mock the true pain of neglect and need. Without a change of heart, they either become a leach on our system or highly self absorbed and greedy at the expense of others. Perhaps my approach could have been less biting, but having worked with people entrenched in the entitlement mentality, I want better for this child.
bookiebear1985
on 04/23/13
no your not a spoiled brat
johnwx69
on 04/23/13
rlaz98 liked this  
it's not like she's going to buy glasses with her swagbucks, she's morelikely going to use them to get herself the latest gadget, or a new outfit or something.

She does sound like a brat who asks her dad to buy her every wish... But it's good she found a way to earn it herself.
KatieKat
on 04/23/13
Lilyfireb and 5 others liked this  
You calling anyone else a brat after your rude comments on here is pretty funny.
ttalgi
on 04/23/13
same
bookiebear1985
on 04/23/13
i thought that person ws kind of ingorant for what they wrote rude as hell
KayliAnne
on 04/23/13
i am :P
johnwx69
on 04/23/13
TAZAfresh liked this  
i dont see anyone else laughing...
JNCarroll
on 04/23/13
riveray17 and 1 others liked this  
I am the 4th of 5 kids and I must admit that although we had our ups and downs, I had a great childhood. The best part, however, is now that we're all adults. Family gatherings are a lot of fun now that we have spouses and children. My heart goes out to those who didn't have the ideal upbringing and didn't feel loved or wanted. I pray that you find the strength to have children of your own and shower them with all the love you can.
YangSpirit
on 04/23/13
triathlon29 and 2 others liked this  
when i get older to an adult i dont want to actually make the kids what the point if they going tolook mostlike you and deal with like 8 months of pregancy and getting it out is no walk in the park i want to adopt my kids because the human population is to big already and i hate mothers who get them and send them to a foster home

i want them to be
an asian a french and a italian
YangSpirit
on 04/23/13
IDK why i want these three maybe i just like their accents lol
Tourmaline
on 04/23/13
agree i want asia
FartBuBBle
on 04/23/13
O.o
RowenaRavenclaw
on 04/23/13
I know a family with fourteen kids.
successfulwoman
on 04/23/13
elawno liked this  
Wow. I bet they have lots of laughs & fun together. I'm sure there's never a dull moment with them.
successfulwoman
on 04/23/13
triathlon29 liked this  
MY MOM HAD 5 OF US AND I REMEMBER HER HAVING A HARD TIME TAKING CARE OF US & SHE BLURTED OUT IN FRONT OF ME, I WISH I WOULDN'T HAVE HAD ANY CHILDREN. THAT HURT ME 2 HEAR THAT COMING FROM MY MOTHER'S MOUTH. I WISH I HAD BEEN AN ONLY CHILD B/C I SAW MY MOM PLAY FAVORITE WITH MY SISTER WHO MADE BETTER GRADES THAN I. SHE WAS MEAN TO US GROWING UP B/C SHE HAD 2 RAISE US MAINLY BY HERSELF AFTER MY LEFT. MY SISTERS WOULD ALWAYS FIGHT OVER THE TELEPHONE, FOOD WAS SCARCE, MY MOM WORKED MORNINGS AND CAME HOME AND NIGHT AND BARELY HAD TIME 2 SPEND WITH US. SHE WAS ALWAYS GRUMPY ABOUT BEING TIRED, HAVING 2 FEED US AND SHE WOULD BE GLAD WHEN WE GOT GROWN SO WE COULD LEAVE HER HOUSE AND SUPPORT OURSELVES. IT WAS NO FUN HAVING OTHER SIBLINGS GROWING. THERE WAS A LOT OF JEALOUSY, ENVY & SIBLING RIVALRY THAT NO CHILD SHOULD EVER HAVE 2 EXPERIENCE. I DON'T UNDERSTAND Y SOME ADULTS AS IN MY MOTHER'S CASE WOULD MAKE THE CHOICE 2 PROCREATE BUT NOT WANT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKI
bookiebear1985
on 04/23/13
successfulwoman and 1 others liked this  
thats messed up for your mom to say that to you but maybe she didn't mean it some people say stuff they don't mean to say
successfulwoman
on 04/29/13
ikr
successfulwoman
on 04/23/13
Corrections to my post are as follows: after my dad left. and came home at night. and she said .... It was no fun having siblings growing up. I don't understand y some adults as in my mother's case would make the choice 2 procreate but not want 2 be responsible for taking care of her children. God gave us to her but she always told us that we were a burden and that her life would be better somehow w/o us. Imagine hearing that growing up. How is anyone supposed to feel knowing they were born to a mother who did not want her children or want to be a mother period? That sucks and it hurts really bad. I wish I would have been adopted and raised around loving ppl who wanted me and who wouldn't of felt like being a parent was a burden and the biggest mistake of their life. She was never around then and still isn't around today. My daughter will never know her granny or the hatred that lies within her from having us.
mastre
on 04/23/13
successfulwoman liked this  
I am soooo sorry for u and ur siblings!! Shame on ur mother! One day it would be so awesome if her eyes were opened to what and how she raised you and in the end try to show she is sorry! Every child deserves and NEEDS a loving parent!!!!!
successfulwoman
on 04/29/13
ty
sayaprayer2day
on 04/23/13
tfjparadise liked this  
Sometimes we don't understand why we are put in situations at the time especially when you are a child. God gives a trials to make us stronger, a better mother and a better person. Your mom did what she thought was probably right at the time and the best she could. Deep down moms always love all the children but there is always one that might make life a little easier. Trust me when I say forgive her, love her, no matter how she still treats you. In the end you will not be baring a burden of what you should have done.
successfulwoman
on 04/23/13
speciallady40 liked this  
Thank you maam or sir for your kind words. I receive them as they are much needed right now. Trust me your encouraging words have not fallen on deaf ears. I heard you loud and clear and I bless you for the impartation of love.
bluexxx
on 04/23/13
jordansnyder and 1 others liked this  
You don't have to YELL! :)
successfulwoman
on 04/23/13
sayaprayer2day liked this  
What? I wasn't yelling.
naydana
on 04/23/13
tfjparadise liked this  
CAPS in internet language implies yelling, or anger,, If your going to be on the internet you might want to learn these things,, plus its hard on the others who want to read what you saying,, I have to agree pregnancy was down right horrible for me I had a numb leg, and well as broke out into horrible rashes ,, I almost miss carried and was on bed rest for a while.. in the end My little boy was worth it and would gladly do it all over again for another .. ( Hopefully a girl this time.. :) I hope that if you do choose to have another it's a better experience. ( for you and me both)
successfulwoman
on 04/23/13
tellloriiloveher and 1 others liked this  
Thank you for clarifying that. I am on the Internet a lot and never knew that so I can say with certainty that tonight I learned something new.
successfulwoman
on 04/23/13
tellloriiloveher and 1 others liked this  
I posted my comment in all uppercase letters b/c I was having trouble reading the small letters. That's all. But no I wasn't yelling at all.
im2sassi4u
on 04/23/13
Three is enough for me......

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