The Price of Children

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    They are expensive little buggers.
    And I grow tried of paying to educate others children.
    And paying more taxes becuase of child tax deductions.

    You want em you pay for em.

    Damn socialism.
     
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    Ya' got extras?

    Send 'em on over.
     
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    That is a wonderful little video!

    I know all these "yuppie" couples without kids... I look at them and think 'how miserable'. Your flat-screen TVs, Saabs and other toys will never replace the joy of kids.
     
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    Children are expensive pets.

    I love kids but I couldn't watch the entire video. Too sappy and a little weird.
     
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    I look at them and think, "Thank you for not adding to the population explosion."
     
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    Okay, perverse curiosity made me watch the rest of the video.

    :eek: :eusa_sick: :doubt:

    Sorry Polly Chica, but it just grossed me out.

    Messages like this concerning the supposed perks of having a child:

    "For $160,149.00 you never have to grow up!!"

    "In the eyes of a child you rank right up there under God"

    and other such inanities.

    The latest catch phrase in the family values set is "It's all about the kids" but this video clearly shows that for many parents it is all about themselves. Using kids as an escape back to childhood, using kid's admiration to bolster your own self esteem, expecting a kid to be your best friend. Nothing in the video really talks about what is good for the kid. Only what psychological benefits the kid can give the parent. The difficulties of raising children are never even hinted at. Everything is one big happy NeverNeverland adventure. This video is aimed at convincing narcissists to become parents and those are just the sort of people who should NOT be parents.

    Obsession with children is creepy, regardless of whether it's on the part of a child molester or a needy parent who immerses him/herself so entirely in their child's life that they cease to be an adult.
     
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    A parents duty is to help a child grow up to be an educated adult ready to make it on their own in the world.
     
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    Parents who truly love their children do their best to do just that.
     
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    I will say my life certainly would have been easier without children. They cost a lot! Especially when their father takes off. On the other hand, I wouldn't have the amazing adults that share concern for myself, as I did for them when they were young. I've three. Each has told me that if there comes a time that I need a place to stay, they 'want me.' While I'm doing very well, thank ye, that is a nice thing to know.

    Someday, I hope, there will be my grandchildren. I look forward to that. Not my worry to keep them housed, fed, and polite. Nope, we will do all the fun things, leaving their parents to work out the kinks.

    Yep, my life would have been easier, but not nearly as rich or rewarding.

    You know? Teaching also gives some of those 'don't have to grow up' gifts. LOL! Snow days!
     

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