What do you say to people who have this view? And how do you get past it, inside yourself? Ever since I was pregnant with my DD, who is now 18 months old, I've felt like we're supposed to have a least one or two more children. We are hoping to start ttc next summer, after I've had my silver (mercury!) fillings removed for a few months and the mercury has had a chance to leave my body.
I know that some people I know, especially my MIL believe that people 'these days' shouldn't have more than one child, due to the 'fact' that there are too many humans to support already.
While it is not true that we cannot support the people currently living; it's that we choose not to (additionally, if people lived in a responsible manner, we could potentially support many more humans) however, I really don't feel like getting into a debate about society and it's ills with everyone who is likely to bring it up
To make matter worse (in other people's opinion, not ours!) we are poor. We are poor by choice, because DH and I are unwilling to spend more time apart than we do already. We also don't feel like being poor is a bad thing - we always have more than we need, and being rich in money doesn't compare (for us) to being rich in health and love, which we are However, to some people, it's just one more reason why we shouldn't have more kids, at least not right now
So... what do you/have you said when people remark on your choice to have more than 1 or 2 kids for reason such as the ones I've listed? Any good, short comments I can say when people start bringing it up to me?