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How many children would you have??

(60 Posts)
AnotherHelen Thu 07-Jul-05 15:54:05

Really good question ive been asked!
If money, space, and time were no object, how many children would you want???

charleepeters Thu 07-Jul-05 15:54:52


compo Thu 07-Jul-05 15:55:50

three. I would get a nanny because I would be able to afford it, and a huge house!

WigWamBam Thu 07-Jul-05 15:56:29

I'm happy with just the one I've got.

charleepeters Thu 07-Jul-05 15:56:54

Only 3! wow i want as many as i can - dp is of different opinio though and say wec an have only 4

nutcracker Thu 07-Jul-05 15:57:02


hakuna Thu 07-Jul-05 15:58:03

As many as I could remember the names of! what about the wear & tear on the old body, tho'?

hakuna Thu 07-Jul-05 15:59:07

not to mention the stress...

I think I'll stop with my 2.

charleepeters Thu 07-Jul-05 15:59:41

its worth it - i would gladly look and feel like an elephant if i could have loads of children

Norash Thu 07-Jul-05 16:02:17

I used to say 4 before I had my son, now I say 2 is the limit.

And this is only because I don't want my son to be an only child.

Norash Thu 07-Jul-05 16:03:07

Hakuna, how old are your kids?

lou33 Thu 07-Jul-05 16:03:41


wordgirl Thu 07-Jul-05 16:03:58


ggglimpopo Thu 07-Jul-05 16:29:28

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MarsLady Thu 07-Jul-05 16:31:28

I think that the 5 I have will do!

aloha Thu 07-Jul-05 16:41:36

Maybe one more - with my stepdaughter that would mean four between us. Would have a daily mother's help and a huge garden. But not more children as I get far too fat when pregnant! (also personally don't think I'd have enough time/attention for more)

tortoiseshell Thu 07-Jul-05 16:43:44

I'd like 5

jessicaandbumpsmummy Thu 07-Jul-05 16:44:48

after today, none.

in an ideal world, 5/6

Kelly1978 Thu 07-Jul-05 16:45:23


sweetkitty Thu 07-Jul-05 16:49:08

I would have 4 of my own then probably adopt another 4 to fill my huge mansion house!! And I would have a nanny to help out and a hosuekeeper and cook!!!

Pinotmum Thu 07-Jul-05 17:01:21

I think I'd have another 1 which makes 3 plus I'd adopt another 3

Miaou Thu 07-Jul-05 17:04:41

I've got two, no. 3 due in 3 weeks, and if time/money allow I would like a 4th. Don't think I would want more than that, though

spidermama Thu 07-Jul-05 17:05:27


AnotherHelen Thu 07-Jul-05 17:09:38

ooh i would have to say lots and lots! - not sure exactly how many - but lots! and i would have a HUGE house and a nanny to help!!! not that im being greedy!

Gobbledigook Thu 07-Jul-05 17:11:00

If all those were no object I think I'd maybe have 4, but I'm quite happy with my 3 boys

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