Children... How Many is Enough?

~ Posted on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 8:37 AM ~

Was just thinking about this the other day...

Let me know if you agree...

  • When you got married and do not have children yet, people will ask you 'When is the little one coming along?'

  • When you have one child, people will ask you 'So when is the next one coming along? Don't you think your child is being lonely? You should give him/her a baby sister/brother!' or 'Don't leave a big gap in between your kids!'

  • When you have two child and both are boys or both are girls, people will ask you 'Don't you want to try for another girl or boy?'

  • When you have two child and you have 1 boy and 1 girl, people will ask you 'Why don't you try for another one, let them have their own brother and sister to play with?' (so you end up having to try for yet another boy AND girl so that both your kids can have their 'playmates'!

  • When you have four and above child (regardless how many boys or girls), people will ask you 'Whoa... so many, how can you handle them?!'

As for me, one boy and one girl, yet, we get a lot of statements like 'Very good! You can close 'shop' now, 1 boy, 1 girl!'

No offense, I don't know why, I just don't feel right hearing these statements. I mean, if God meant for us to have more kids, fine, it's not up to us to decide to ermm... close shop, you know?

So really... there's no magic number in having children. No matter one, two, three, four or more, people will always have something to say. What do you think?

I'm a full-time mummy

Comments (6) -

Dominique@Dominique's Desk

There is never a correct answer for this. It really depends on a family dynamics and financial situation and of course GODs grace. Nowadays when the elderly ask if we will try for another girl since we have 2 boys and a girl I will tell time..sure if they are willing to sponsor us financially for the next child and for the existing children for the next 20 years.. the normally back down after that. Smile

Miki Chua

yup, agree with dominique. God's grace, and financial situation. but i personally prefer 3!

hah! dominique i also have 2 boys and youngest is still 6mth. this question i had also kena many times. "faster get another girl" really ridiculous.. hahah

Catheryn @ PinkBibs


This is nothing new to me. Specially with only a girl right now, people around me (yes, I would like to believe it was out of CONCERN) enjoys probing me...'When is the next one coming? Dont wait too long... so and so and so and so and so, bla and bla'.


LOL! We get the comments asking if we are going to try for a boy, since we have girls....and we simply say nope. We are happy with whomever God gives us Smile

lisa l

U should ask the Duggars!!  LOL


Haha.. i am hands up agree with you. Me having the same like Miki Chua. I having 2 boys, the youngest just 2 months. This statement : Try to another one to get a gal was arised ever since i knew the sex of the bb during my pregnancy.. Tong

Till now stil a lot of concern on me regarding to have another one. Firstly, is that too early for me to try on? secondly, i am not young and having slight complication. and Lastly who can ensure the next will be a gal??

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