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I don't, not now, partly out of a desire to live alone and partly because I feel I would never be up to the job.
No. The medical problems and extreme costs makes this an unrealistic thing for me to do for some time to come.
I know I do not want kids. Partly because I am not really interested in a romantic relationship, and I do not feel I can give the commitment necessary to raise children.
Also, when I picture myself in the future, I generally picture myself living alone, and I would like it that way.
Maybe. First I'll have to find someone to have them with. And I'd worry about who's going to look after them properly because I'm not going to give up my career to do it.
Eventually. Though I need to figure out how to take care of myself first.
No. First, this one has no particular desire to marry, and raising a child alone is too much. Second, she simply has no interest in having children.
However, this one might end up as a doting aunt eventually.
@Beholderess: That's the best role. As an example, my own status as "Uncle Drunkie". That, and IRL I am godfather to two children and "crazy uncle" to three more.
Children are better when you didn't cause them to happen.
Working in a household filled with very nosy, very loud children has confirmed to me that I have no paternal instinct to speak of.
I need a little someone to stick a "III" to the end of their name to.
If adopted maybe. I do like kids but I feel it's wrong to bring them into the world.
If I find my self in a long-term, stable, heterosexual relationship, then maybe one. Most likely not.
If I ever find someone who'll put up with my bullshit I wouldn't mind adopting an somewhat older child. I have absolutely no desire to birth my own, however. It's 1 part no maternal instinct towards babies + 1 part terror.
Hey, I feel the urge to spawn. I've got good genes * I mean, if I can drink and smoke my way to 31, any kid of mine's gonna have a leg up and a long family history to uphold * my grandfather can trace my family history back to the 10th century without breaking a sweat ...not to mention the fact that I'm my parents' firstborn. Let's hear it for familial obligation!
If I ever get my own stuff worked out—get to a good position emotionally and financially—and if I end up in a stable, enduring relationship, I'd love to. (Admittedly, I have a hard time imagining any of those things happening right now, but..."it can't rain all the time".)
Unlikely. Child rearing requires an emotional closeness I am simply not gifted with.
I'm still surprised when I find out someone sincerely likes me. So, while I sometimes think that having children would be an awesome means of catharsis for the lack of love I received in my own childhood, I really shouldn't have any for at least ten years.
The number will depend on the circumstances and on the wishes of my hypothetical mate, of course, but I certainly would like a rather big family.
Plus, there is the matter of the family name: the previous generation of my family suffered of what can only be defined as a clergycalipse (yes, there is such a thing as too many priests and nuns!) and now only I and my brother are left to keep it going .* Actually, we don't care all that much about this, but that's a bit of an ongoing joke among my relatives.
edited 28th May '11 11:28:22 PM by Carciofus
No. I'm not good with kids, and I'm just not the kind of person who would make a good parent.
I'd love to have kids eventually, but my big problem is finding someone to have them with. I've never been good with women, and most of the people that have liked me have been creepy predator types. :P
That said, I'm already the goofy uncle, and that's a nice role to be in. :D
After I get a stable source of income, yes.
Yes. After I get the girl, enough money, etc., I'd like to start a family in the next five years.
This one gets along with children fine, and enjoys their company - reading, playing, telling weird tales, teaching hobbies and so on. But only children, not babies. To be honest, this one considers babies rather disgusting and cannot...cannot perceive them as quite human, even though in her mind she knows that they are. Children only become interesting to this one after they learn to walk and speak. Then she becomes friendly and protective towards them.
Eh, small douses then?
I'm hoping to adopt, it's more interesting that way.
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