Why have more than one child?

I like to eavesdrop on people’s conversations. I considerate it to be one of life’s most interesting (and potentially risky) hobbies. Just this morning I overheard one co-worker say, “Well that’s why you need to have more than one kid; in case one’s a dud!”

I think he makes a very good point. If you’re counting on some care during your elder years, and you only have one child, and that child is a dud; you’re screwed. It really is important to consider the long view when you’re raising children, isn’t it?

Then again, hopefully you’re doing the parenting thing effectively enough that you won’t raise a dud.

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About dirtyrottenparenting

I'm a parent of two lovely (most of the time) children. I work full time out of the home and I don't cook well, bake, sew, or do crafty things. I keep my high heels and jewelry at my office because there's no point in having them at home. I love Mondays because I can return to the world of adults, go to the bathroom alone and have nearly uninterrupted conversations with others.
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2 Responses to Why have more than one child?

  1. LOL! I figured if I bought a house with a big yard I’d need two kids to take care of the lawn work. 🙂 Small house, one kid, I’m happy!

  2. Or, as my older brother told me when we were kids: “They liked ME enough to have another kid.” (I was the baby of the family, so you can guess what his theory implied about our parents’ feelings for me!)

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