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To be irrationally annoyed by people with lots of DCs

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Iloverichtea Mon 22-May-17 16:48:57

I know IABU really.

And that it's irrational, mostly groundless and a bit unfair.

But it really annoys me!

Any other irrational annoyances out there? I have tonnes more grin

NavyandWhite Mon 22-May-17 16:50:05

Why does it annoy you? confusedshock

Highalert Mon 22-May-17 16:51:26

What do you consider lots of children? I have 3.Is that too many?

Mycutiemarkisrubbish Mon 22-May-17 16:51:46

Everyone has random annoyance but... why does the number of children other people have annoy you?!

claraschu Mon 22-May-17 16:54:13

I don't think this is irrational. There are way too many people on the planet.

GeillisTheWitch Mon 22-May-17 16:54:54

I don't care how many DCs people have but I have one on facebook who's a real martyr about how busy she is and never has any time for herself. Well, nobody forced you to have 5 so stop moaning. It's the moaning that annoys me not the DCs though.

Iloverichtea Mon 22-May-17 16:56:38

I'm talking 5/6 or more...

I know it's completely irrational and silly, but I think it's because it seems a bit selfish to have loads of children. Both on the state and siblings.

Crumbs1 Mon 22-May-17 16:57:05

I only have six. I can't see why that would irritate you. I'm told they're all delightful by most. I'm biased, obviously, but all adding positively to the world.

Dawnedlightly Mon 22-May-17 16:57:38

It's a reasonable opinion. Own it.

BillyButtfuck Mon 22-May-17 16:57:55

5/6? I assumed this would be about that family with 20!

NavyandWhite Mon 22-May-17 16:58:10

Hmm.

Are you after a barny OP?! wink

Crumbs1 Mon 22-May-17 16:58:42

What's it got to do with the state? The siblings are content and most want decent size families themselves. Moaning? Far more from MNers who struggle to cope with 1/2.

Dianneabbottsmathsteacher Mon 22-May-17 16:59:34

We had 4.

The oldest two have good careers and Pay tax to help with your social care when you get older and to fund the schools and hospitals you or yours may use.

The younger two want to be doctors so yes you should mind your own business and look at how much you contribute to society wink

Highalert Mon 22-May-17 16:59:40

I'm one of 5 and my DP is one of 12. We must annoy the fuck out of you OP.grin

Iloverichtea Mon 22-May-17 16:59:42

Like I said, I know it's an irrational thing to be irritated by, and I'm not judging anyone for having lots. It's hard to even come up with a genuine reason why I get annoyed!

More interested to see what irrational annoyances other people have!

ExPresidents Mon 22-May-17 16:59:43

What a weird thing to be annoyed about confused yes YABU.

IAmTheWorwax Mon 22-May-17 16:59:51

Yanbu to think it's greedy and selfish.

FatFacedDog Mon 22-May-17 16:59:51

I agree with you OP but I don't really know why 😂

GrangeMill Mon 22-May-17 16:59:58

I don't think about it much but I do find it annoying when people expect allowances because of how hard their life is with lots of kids, but then I also find it annoying when my friend with one child moans continuously about how hard life is. Both their own choice.

I do think it;s unreasonable to expect the state to pay for people to have numerous children, but also accept that it's not really something for the state to legislate on.

IAmTheWorwax Mon 22-May-17 17:00:40

I get really irritated by people coughing

PortiaCastis Mon 22-May-17 17:01:01

I would love more children but I don't think is possible and I love seeing a large family so yes YABU

Dianneabbottsmathsteacher Mon 22-May-17 17:03:34

Both on the state and the siblings? Don't be so bloody silly. We have friends who struggled with one kid and others those 2 siblings hated each other.

We asked the state for nothing and pay high tax bracket. My kids adore their siblings as does dh whose one of 5.

I only have one sister to help share the burden of my elderly parents and she lives miles away I would bloody love to have other siblings to help me.

Daft thread. Think you just want a row

bibbitybobbityyhat Mon 22-May-17 17:04:15

I don't think it is irrational tbh.

I don't "not like" people with lots of children, but they aren't thinking about the greater good when they have lots of children. It is rather selfish.

Highalert Mon 22-May-17 17:05:12

Don't worry we all work and pay tax now.

Lightship Mon 22-May-17 17:05:28

I'm completely baffled by anyone who has more than one, personally, but I tend to keep that to myself. grin

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