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is it odd to have an odd number of children?

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strandedbear Sun 12-Jun-11 14:31:37

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KingofHighVis Sun 12-Jun-11 14:33:37

You are an idiot

K999 Sun 12-Jun-11 14:33:51

It is odd....bloody weirdos...grin

Choufleur Sun 12-Jun-11 14:34:10

Don't think I'm odd, for being an only or for having one child myself.

Why do you need an even number? Is it a weird OCD thing?

Tee2072 Sun 12-Jun-11 14:34:12

I am usually a very symmetrical person but am happy with the asymmetry of my only child. grin

FoundWanting Sun 12-Jun-11 14:36:38

Don't think it is odd, but it is certainly bloody awkward as most things as marketed on the 2 adults, 2 children model.

Don't know whether it would be better to get rid of one of mine or hire an extra one.

strandedbear Sun 12-Jun-11 14:37:12

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crazynanna Sun 12-Jun-11 14:37:22

I have 3....two adults and one 12 year old at home.(was going to name her 'menopause' as that is what I thought she was!)
I think she is like an only child though,as she is the only one at home. She's spoilt rotten.

lockets Sun 12-Jun-11 14:37:33

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Psammead Sun 12-Jun-11 14:38:46

Oh it's like in the supermarket at the deli where someone asks for six slices of ham, and the husband says 'oh, is that enough? Auntie Whotsit is coming round on Sunday, shall we make it eight?' and the woman says 'no, no, eight is too many, we'll only end up throwing it, we'll get six' and it goes back and forth until the deli girl says 'what about seven?' and they both look at her like she's mad.

Well OK, it's nothing like that. Ho hum.

lockets Sun 12-Jun-11 14:39:01

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strandedbear Sun 12-Jun-11 14:40:46

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worraliberty Sun 12-Jun-11 14:41:32

Yes people with an odd number of children are very odd indeed

Worra (Mum of 3) grin

Psammead Sun 12-Jun-11 14:42:45

grin

I used to be that deli girl, during holiday time. I had that conversation at least once per day.

meditrina Sun 12-Jun-11 14:43:48

I'm one of three, and I have three.

People often say I'm peculiar. I hope they mean in a nice way!

FoundWanting Sun 12-Jun-11 14:44:09

lockets perhaps we should set up an MN child-swapping service so everyone can get the best value deals?

Our local bus company's 'family' ticket is for 1 adult and 2 children. Not a combination that occurs very often for us.

bigbadbarry Sun 12-Jun-11 14:45:04

My mum is on your side - I have three and she is quite convinced I must have another to make it even. (I don't agree, I like three. They fit in my car, for starters.)

fatfingers Sun 12-Jun-11 14:50:58

My mum is also very opposed to odd numbers of children. Is utterly convinced that the middle one(s) will be "left out" and thus scarred for life. I grew up with the mantra that 2 is the ideal number. The oldest one is special because they are pfb and the youngest is special because they are the baby hmm. I am currently pg with dc3 and love my children as individuals rather than number 1, 2, 3, etc so I have to disagree grin

Glitterknickaz Sun 12-Jun-11 14:53:32

I like symmetry. I always wanted four.
Unfortunately because of the needs of the three I have that isn't going to happen sad

worraliberty Sun 12-Jun-11 14:53:50

Oh yeah, I just remembered I'm the youngest of 5 grin

<Twitches>

BinEnd Sun 12-Jun-11 14:56:15

I'm with you OP - I like symmetry also and would have to have an even number.

Tee2072 Sun 12-Jun-11 15:02:04

I'm the youngest of 6. I hated it. Still do. I'm 42 and still the baby.

At the same time, I am much too young to have a nephew graduating Uni this year.

Illogical? Me?

grin

And my only gets to be the PFB and the baby!!!

Hormoneoverload Sun 12-Jun-11 15:05:07

Well, we will soon have three and we are odd. Qed!!!

Hormoneoverload Sun 12-Jun-11 15:06:27

Oh, but my bil and sil have two and they are even odder! Not qed after all.

ShowOfHands Sun 12-Jun-11 15:09:18

Actually craving even numbers is in itself a bit odd from a psychological perspective. Odd numbers are much better and it could be argued that families function better with odd numbers.

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