Tim and I have pretty much decided that two kids is it for us. We love both of our kids dearly, and would surely enjoy a third, but between finances/time/patience/etc. we just don’t feel it’s viable for us. Now, keeping in mind that we are a married couple, both working full-time to support our family, committed to our children’s well-being and education, etc., consider this person.
This person is the ex-husband to an almost-sister-in-law of one of my relatives. He has 7 children, none of whom live with him. I don’t believe that he makes enough money to support the children properly by contributing a reasonable amount per month to help cover their food/shelter/clothing/child care, and he clearly hasn’t given a whole lot of thought to procreation or raising his children. His children are something like this:
Son, 15, with mom #1 (not a wife)
Son, 13, with mom #1
Son, 10, with mom #1
Daughter, 8, with mom #2 /wife #1
Son, 7, with mom #3 (not a wife)
Daughter, 6, with mom #2 /wife #1
Child-to-be with mom #4 (not a wife)
It just makes me mad when I hear about people like that.