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Poll Results: What was the main reason you decided to stop at one child?

 
  • 13% (3)
    1. Finances
  • 0% (0)
    2. Age (yours or your partner's)
  • 4% (1)
    3. Timing was wrong
  • 22% (5)
    4. Never wanted more than one child
  • 59% (13)
    5. Other (please explain in a comment!)
22 Total Votes  
post #21 of 23

I think another factor for me is that I like my down time a lot- I am not a super high energy like to be busy person. I like the idea of my home being as calm as possible. I like to spend alone time with my husband which we rarely get now with our 2 yr old- which is fine at this age but I do want some of that back eventually. I think having another kid could bring a whole new level of chaos to our home and I don't do well with chaos and lots of noise- etc- so I think I have a better chance at calm and quiet and down time with an only.

post #22 of 23

The only reason I only have 1 kid is because my ex-husband was psycho, and I left him when ds was a yar old and have been single ever sense.   Ds is 5 now and I want more, but I don't want to have kids beyond 30, I'm 26 now, and at this point, its pretty unlikely that I will be in a relationship situation where I can have more in the next few years. 

post #23 of 23

My 2-year-old is the most perfect child for me and my partner.  I can't imagine having another child since this one is so right for us (and especially me).  I guess this sounds harsh but it seems like a dice roll and since I won so big the first time I feel hesitant to try again.  Is this ridiculous?  Sounds like it when it's written down, but I can't shake the feeling that I struck gold the first time and could never have such good luck again. 

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