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|View Poll Results: What is your main reason for having a small family?|
|Concern for the environment||14||16.09%|
|infertility or other health reasons||14||16.09%|
|just don't have the emotional strength for more||14||16.09%|
|want to give each child their own babyhood||14||16.09%|
|Voters: 87. You may not vote on this poll|
|Originally posted by mother_sunshine
We have one child. We are all 3 happy and we want to keep it that way. I feel it in my heart that having one child is the right choice for us. Environment and finances are part of the list of important reasons, but the main reason is that we are happy just the way we are.
Every now and then somebody plants the concern in my head that our daughter will come to resent us for not giving her a brother or sister to play with, but to me that is the most ridiculous reason to have another child. I look at our happy thriving child and know the answer. My daughter can have as many friends as she wants, and they are always welcome here. Plus I have friends whom I consider my sisters and am closer to than I will ever be with my brother (I don't hate him, we are just complete opposites).