Originally Posted by pixiepunk
i personally chose to leave the city where i had ready access to public transportation, in exchange for clean air to breathe, open space for my children to play, land where i could grow my own food, and easy access to the outdoors for hiking, biking and camping. access to public transportation isn't the most important decision for every family when choosing a place to live. i hope you didn't mean that to be as condescending as it came across.
nope. i didn't mean it to be condescending.
sorry if it seemed that way! the comment i made about mass transit was a tounge-in-cheek response to the idea of the cars-are-made-too-small-for-thee-carseats-on-purpose theory
if having a small car is very very important to someone, then they might want to consider that when deciding how many children to have or where to live. if having lots of kids is important to someone, then might want to consider that when deciding what kind of car to buy! living in the country is great!
the only real point i was trying to make, is that if you choose to have more than one child (or any children, for that matter) you (not you
, just the big, general you
) should expect to use more resources ( a bigger car and more gas, or more healthcare, or more food... anything!) if you have three kids, you might need to get a bigger car to accommodate the carseats and gear you need for that many kiddos. ti seems to me that lots of people do just fine with smaller cars and three carseats though!
be good if we could find a way to power bigger cars that doesn't require war or raping the earth, but that is a discussion for another board!
i want to reiterate that i have no problem what so ever with having more than one or two or five kids
i just don't see the point of making a conspiracy theory out of the size of carseats!
i also want to make sure everyone knows that the comment i made about going back to moses baskets on the floorboards was also sarcastic. hehee
ETA: i also tried to clarify my position in the post that offended you, pixiepunk. i hope that makes more sense!