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Old 02-13-2018, 03:48 PM
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I'm on another forum and a poster asks the above question, a full 20% said NO.

What do you all say, is having kids worth it?
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
I'm on another forum and a poster asks the above question, a full 20% said NO.

What do you all say, is having kids worth it?
Without a doubt. No question.

Not everyone is up for the sacrifice, but it is worth it.
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
I'm on another forum and a poster asks the above question, a full 20% said NO.

What do you all say, is having kids worth it?
In my opinion it's the only thing we do that IS worth it !
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I believe most of the women would say yes, but they are the ones built to make them so they need to complete themselves.

for us men we enjoyed making them more than raising them.
the cost money and time wise keeps other things from happening also for some of us non rich people.
Lots of time and money goes into that
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Originally Posted by YFMF View Post
I'm on another forum and a poster asks the above question, a full 20% said NO.

What do you all say, is having kids worth it?
I think if someone has to ask I would advise them against it.

For me it's a yes.
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My oldest just gave me a nasty stomach virus... still wouldn't trade having them for anything! 100% yes worth it, however if someone is on the fence about having kids, don't. Huge commitment, changes your life completely, and I really think you need to have that desire for them or you are in for a rude awakening.
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I would say until you have them, it's not worth it. Once you have them it is 110% worth every dollar, tear and gray hair it will give you.
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Was never sure back 35years ago but mother nature made up our mind for us. My daughter (only child) just turned 34 and Grandson now 10 months has had added more to my life than I could imagine. Despite being divorced from her mother for 28 years and she has been the most wonderful person I've ever know since the day she was born. Now a wonderful mother.
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The answer is yes and no. At times yes and at other times no.
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On this forum I expect 95% of the responses to be yeah it's worth it. In general I think boaters are family oriented people who enjoy the whole take the fam to the sandbar, fishing, etc. thing. I'm not surprised by that number. I think as a people we are getting more selfish. The idea of not having kids literally never crossed my mind. My only regret is that my wife got pregnant within a week of trying with both kids and every guy knows there is nothing like we're trying to have a baby to get the Mrs. in the mood.
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Totally worth it.. to me. I can't imagine.


But I always new that. It depends on what is important to you. My brother didn't have kids, and I think he is missing out. I think he will have regrets one day when he is older.


That said, if it's not important to you, don't force the issue. It is a lot of work and you don't want to do a bad job.
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Lots of things I would do differently in my life if I could go back. Having my kids is not one of those things I'd change. My two are the best things that have ever happened to me. You have a huge void in your life without them, you just don't know it. Holding that baby in your arms trying to come to grips with what the good Lord has just blessed you with is unlike any other feeling in the world.
That said, it's not for everyone. If you are married and can stay married, can support a family on your own, then absolutely. You'll never regret it. Going to their ball games, dance recitals, taking them fishing, hunting, camping, doing your best to raise them right are experiences you can look back on some day and smile. The love, laughs, memories, pride, is awesome. Just my opinion.
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Anyone who has to ask this on a forum should not be allowed to have children.
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About 3 months ago I would've answered with a solid MAYBE.... Mine's 6 months now and it's totally worth it.
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I cant think of a time in my life when I didn’t want kids. I had such a wonderful family growing up supporting me and I cannot imagine life without family.
Just today I have been super stressed out at work and my 10 yo son wanted to play basketball. At first I hesitated but after playing with him it took my mind off work and made me think about the important things in life and how lucky i am. I cant imagine life without my children.
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100%. Nothing better than your own kids . It makes the world a bit scarier cause you'll never love something so much. Watching them grow up and teaching them things is more rewarding than anything you will do. Don't go having kids just because you think it's what your supposed to do, have them because your ready for a family. Make sure you and your wife have similar long term goals together so your always going the same direction. It helps a lot
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I guess I’ll find it. Just found out my wife’s pregnant a couple weeks ago. We’re excited.
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It's a fool's question.
If you've never had kids you're not qualified to answer and a fool if you doing so.
If you have kids and say they aren't worth it you're a damn fool for opening your mouth.
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Originally Posted by Kenny Powers View Post
About 3 months ago I would've answered with a solid MAYBE.... Mine's 6 months now and it's totally worth it.
Just wait till your kid is about 18 months. You'll freak out how much fun they are after that

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