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For those without children... don't you sometimes wish you had kids?
Lonnehart at 4:35PM, June 29, 2011
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Sometimes I do. I see lots of families on the job. Some can be… dysfunctional, but most are great. An Air Force family moved into the condo I've been watching every night on the job, and every morning I see a young woman going jogging while pushing her son in his stroller (it's got big wheels and doesn't flip easily). I commented to the woman on how one day her son me become a runner or some sort of person who loves high speed, but she hopes he becomes more than that…

So what kind of children do I want? A max of 4 children, that's for sure (I'm the oldest of 4 children myself)

1. A quiet daughter (but a son would be good too) who's well behaved and well balanced personality-wise

2. Defintely a daughter who's a bit on the wild side.

3. A son or daughter who's a balance of the first 2, but has a fascination with nature and such (could become a scientist)…

4. Same as 3. Or a scrawny kid who will eventually find a magic sword, raise it into the air, and (with a skull shaped castle in the background while transforming) becomes a musclebound heroic blonde guy… or something…

Maybe if I manage to settle down and start a family 2 children will be enough… hmm…
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OnlyFoolsAndVikings at 4:44PM, June 29, 2011
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If I ever got over my fear of small children throwing things at me, and actually settled down and had some.

I'd make an army of preschool age killing machines. They'll drown people in play-doh.

That is all.
of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most.
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kyupol at 5:58PM, June 29, 2011
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This reminds me…

Maybe I should just adopt a child and raise him/her? Many have told me that I would make a great dad. :)

NOW UPDATING!!!
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Lonnehart at 10:15PM, June 29, 2011
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kyupol
This reminds me…

Maybe I should just adopt a child and raise him/her?

That's a great idea, Kyupol. Making them yourself takes way too much effort and I'm quite a lazy guy. :)
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DAJB at 10:53PM, June 29, 2011
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Lonnehart
Making them yourself takes way too much effort
Nah. Making them is the fun part. It's everything that comes after that's a hassle!
;-)
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Genejoke at 11:10PM, June 29, 2011
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As a father of three…

The making them part has some VERY nice aspects but what comes after is surprisingly great as well. It's not all plain sailing and I wouldn't recommend it until you feel ready but it's great overall.

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ozoneocean at 3:16AM, June 30, 2011
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I will wait till it's way too late and they'll all turn out retarded. :(

I will love them just the same of course and I will buy them all matching safety helmets that they must wear at all times.
 
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Genejoke at 4:07AM, June 30, 2011
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Having kids around thirty works, then by 50 you should get your life back.
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I Am The 1337 Master at 5:27AM, June 30, 2011
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I'd like to have gay children when I get older.

And if I do I'm going to be a really easygoing parent.

Age 8: Don't look up too much porn and try to play it safe with the sex and drugs.

…and that's all I'm gonna say.



But no, having kids right now would really really really fuck my life up.
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blindsk at 2:11PM, June 30, 2011
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I have a side job that involves working with kids, some young, some old. So…yes. Even though I hardly see the bad side of these kids (that's for their parents, at home), the good definitely outweighs whatever trouble they throw at you.

As far as how many, I have to agree with you that four seems like a good number. That's how many I grew up with, at least. :)
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Castle Pokemetroid at 3:21PM, June 30, 2011
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I'm really not sure what I want in the future. I just got out of high school, and I'm going to college in a matter of just a couple of months.

I can't even find a way to completely pay for it yet.

I think I'm still in the process of finding myself when it comes to a long term future.

But of right now at this very moment, I'll have to answer with a “no.” Perhaps in the future. I'll just have to wait and see.
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Faliat at 3:54PM, June 30, 2011
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When I want kids for real, I'd like to adopt a three or four year old child first if I'll be allowed. Then have one that's biologically mine. A third one might happen if the finances can sustain it. No more than two of my own. Earth's overpopulated enough.

First thing's first, though. I'll need my own house which won't happen any time soon.

And then there's my fear of babies…

Call that jumped up metal rod a knife?
Watch mine go straight through a kevlar table, and if it dunt do the same to a certain gaixan's skull in my immediate vicinity after, I GET A F*****G REFUND! BUKKO, AH?!

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Chernobog at 5:31PM, June 30, 2011
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I have mixed feelings about the whole deal. In general, I don't really want kids. I worked amongst them in the schools and I think how modern parenting works leads too many of them to useless brats well into their 20's. But that's jadedness talking. I don't have any explicit urge to have a little version of myself running around but there's been times I thought it'd be mighty fine to have a little daughter I could raise with the wealth of my experience. Why a daughter? Primarily because I grew up only around females.

But there's also a strong part of me that says I don't want to raise a child in the self entitled NJ suburbs, nor can I figure out how I would ever pay for one. I have a good job, but this state is ridiculously expensive and into my early 30's here, I'm still sharing an apartment with other people. I'd like to retire at a reasonable age someday and I'm not fond of being a sole provider.

Maybe if I can get out of the rat race and do things at my own pace in a more natural less crowded setting, but that's as much a fantasy as anything at this rate.
 
 
“You tell yourself to just
enjoy the process,” he added. “That whether you succeed or fail, win or
lose, it will be fine. You pretend to be Zen. You adopt detachment, and
ironic humor, while secretly praying for a miracle.”
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machinehead at 7:16PM, June 30, 2011
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Yes! When I have a chore like shoveling dog poop in the backyard, I wish I had a kid so I could make them do it.
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bravo1102 at 10:52PM, June 30, 2011
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I'm with machinehead. I'd love to have kids just so they could do all the work around the house.

Maybe the kidless types around here could host the younger members for a comic creator's week abroad. lol!

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OnlyFoolsAndVikings at 11:19PM, June 30, 2011
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I will wait till it's way too late and they'll all turn out retarded. :(

I will love them just the same of course and I will buy them all matching safety helmets that they must wear at all times.

Oh god, I think I'm going to go to hell for laughing at this! HAHAHAH!!
of all the things I've lost I miss my mind the most.
EXCUSE ME WHILE I STROKE MY MOUSTACHE IN A SUGGESTIVE MANNER!
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RPGgrenade at 11:21PM, June 30, 2011
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I want two to three kids. At least one boy and one girl (I don't think i can control the gender, though)
I don't know how good a dad i'll make, but i swear to god they'll know the difference between tasting liquor being good and abusing it being bad once they're of age, or I'll die trying!
Either way, I'd make a great uncle, i'm not much of a magician, but i can manipulate cards, pens, rubber balls, zippo lighters, coins and other objects through my fingers. So i can easily entertain, i have a variety of random talents that have practically dubbed me the favorite cousin amongst my many many many cousins (catholic family, we're bigger everyday)
But i don't know if all that applies to being a dad… i'll let them be gay, or literature majors, or biologists, or artists, or mathematicians, whatever they want to be when they grow up. But i will totally bash my moral codes into their tiny little heads, and they will be PERFECT!!! PERFECT!!!!!!!
PERFECT!!!!
PERFECT!!!!
PERFECT!!!!
PERFECT!!!!
PERFECT!!!!

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Ally Haert at 11:54PM, June 30, 2011
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All I could think when I read the title is that, regardless of gender, OFools' kids would be wearing these:

“No one can go back to start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending,” Maria Ross.
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bravo1102 at 1:03AM, July 1, 2011
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OMG the kid in the helmet! Clerks: the animated series.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVvrueUjWn8&NR=1
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PIT_FACE at 5:22AM, July 1, 2011
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If I ever got over my fear of small children throwing things at me, and actually settled down and had some.

I'd make an army of preschool age killing machines. They'll drown people in play-doh.

That is all.

YOU FUCKER YA TOOK MINE!!! D:< (well plan, not kids.)
i signed up as an egg donar for exactly that reason.
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seventy2 at 8:55AM, July 1, 2011
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yes.
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ayesinback at 6:57PM, July 15, 2011
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OnlyFoolsAndVikings wrote:
I will wait till it's way too late and they'll all turn out retarded. :(
 

I will love them just the same of course and I will buy them all matching safety helmets that they must wear at all times.

Oh god, I think I'm going to go to hell for laughing at this! HAHAHAH!
oh, but the Oz babies will love their helmets cuz they will have inherited Daddy's luv o hats
THIS is what I've missed!!!!!!   
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Faliat at 11:38PM, July 16, 2011
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What do the folks that want kids someday wanna CALL ‘em?
I reckon the adopted kid would probably already have a name I wouldn’t want to change, if it's a girl my partner would have to pick the name so Phoenix all the way!
I've wanted to name my future son after a zombie bird ever since I had a dream about it.
My parents don't like it. But hell, my damn kid, it's no Harper Seven and my sister is partially naming her future spawn after the DOG. I think I win. Lol.
I dreampt Phoenix was a rapper performing in a shopping centre and I was cheering him on from my wheelchair and waving my walking stick yelling “That's my boy!”…
… I don't need a wheelchair. That scares me. I've had future-predicting dreams before. Not just plain old Deja Vu. I dreampt EXACT MOMENTS years and months in advance right down to words, locations I'd never been to before and people I've never met. I'm a logical person raised in an atheist and agnostic household and I still find that scary. I've recently made a habit of telling my family my dreams just so they can KNOW I'm not making it up when it happens again.

Call that jumped up metal rod a knife?
Watch mine go straight through a kevlar table, and if it dunt do the same to a certain gaixan's skull in my immediate vicinity after, I GET A F*****G REFUND! BUKKO, AH?!

- Rekkiy (NerveWire)
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