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How many kids are you capable of raising well?

Asked by mazingerz88 (26603points) January 6th, 2012

If money is no object, how many kids do you think you could raise well and have a great time doing it? Those who have no kids yet, please feel free to post the way you could imagine yourself raising a family. Thanks!

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ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

I’m going out on a limb by saying this, but I think that in my situation, I’ve been very fortunate to have had a lot of practice in raising children, without having given birth to one of my own. Sometimes I feel like that gives me a bit of a leg up on the whole parenting process, when compared to other first time parents. (That’s probably poorly worded, I’m not pregnant.. just for the sake of preventing confusion.)
Having said that, I think one more child would be enough. Limitless funds, or otherwise. Three children sounds like plenty, for me.

JilltheTooth's avatar

I had wanted only one, and circumstances dictated that I could have only one, but the amount of that indefinable something that we call “maternal” that came out when I had KatawaGrey makes me think I would have done very well with as many as 4 or 5. Or 12. I mom the world.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

@JilltheTooth you have at least a gazillion want-to-be-adopted-by-you kids.

JilltheTooth's avatar

@ANef_is_Enuf : Awwww… Who needs a piece of paper? They’re (you’re?) all MINE!

wilma's avatar

If money wasn’t an an issue? Probably 6–8.
I’m not very well organized, and don’t really multitask that well, or I would say more.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

<Victory dance> Yay, me me me.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

1–2. My issue wouldn’t be money, it would be my own available time, stamina and patience.

marinelife's avatar

I would not want to raise more than four.

john65pennington's avatar

None, now. I am too old.

We did raise our children and two grandchildren.

We have done our share.

TheIntern55's avatar

One, maybe? I babysit and just watching 2 little girls for a couple hours is different. I don’t think I could handle it full time. I have a feeling my kids would hate me. Too flighty.
@JilltheTooth Adopt me too?

JilltheTooth's avatar

@TheIntern55 : You betcha! But I demand good manners, except on “mannerless Fridays”.

TheIntern55's avatar

^Well, then thank God it’s Friday!

mazingerz88's avatar

@JilltheTooth I’m in if there’s a Mannerless Month! Tee hee : )

JilltheTooth's avatar

@mazingerz88 : Are you kidding? It takes all week to clean up after mannerless Fridays! Fights break out and there’s often blood. Kind of like Fluther…

TheIntern55's avatar

^Yeah, except we make a mess on Fluther everyday and Auggie is the one to clean it up.

Kardamom's avatar

ZERO! That is why I decided when I was a child myself, not to have children. Children are wonderful, but have little patience for them and have no idea in the world how to handle them to keep them from screaming and crying, or how to mold them into intelligent, self sufficient beings.

On the other hand, give me dogs and cats aplenty! Some of my friends call me the Cat Whisperer.

partyrock's avatar

I think I would be a great mom and can take care of about 4 ? Just a guess. I really want to volunteer at an orphanage someday.

cookieman's avatar

If money and time were no problem, maybe three. Definitely two. All adopted.

We have one now. We had started the adoption process for another when my wife got laid off for three years. So that ended that as all our savings went to keeping us afloat.

Now my daughter is nine, so the odds of adopting another get worse as years progress.

mazingerz88's avatar

@cprevite I feel bad for those kids who you might have adopted otherwise. I’m reminded of that movie Cider House Rules.

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