Should we have another child? Two is enough for me.
August 13, 2012 7:27 PM Subscribe
I have two kids. My wife wants another. I don't. How do we decide?
I have two boys. Ages 6 and 2 1/2. My wife is saying we should have another child because she wants a girl.
posted by alshain to Society & Culture (34 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Some context: We have been married seven years. She is from Ethiopia. I live in Canada. My reasons for not having another child are:
1) It is time we enjoy our marriage as our two kids grow and become independent.
2) We are secure financially - now. But who knows what can happen tomorrow.
3) I want her start becoming more integrated into Canadian society. With two boys so far, she has been a stay at home mom. She doesn't have time for herself especially since she homeschools our children. She hasn't even had time to learn how to drive.
4) She is shy. She needs to take courses to educate herself. She needs to get out. She needs time to herself - if I havent yet mentioned that!
I have made up my mind, but emotionally, I just want to know will I regret not having another child? Or will having another child just give me more yearning to have yet another one?
For those of you with only two kids, are there any regrets not having more children?