03-04-2011, 08:27 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Re: # of Kids and STUFF
This is us too. I don't mind giving up "stuff" as long as everyone is cared for. Right now we are expecting #3 and they each will have their own room until (if) we have #4. We bought a 3 bedroom/1 bath home and completely remodeled and added on so now we have a 4 bed/3.5 bath home. When we added on we purposely made one of the kids rooms huge so that we could have 2 or more kids in there if needed. I also have plans to add on again (these are my plans, not dh's- he did all the work of the first add on so he's not thrilled that I'm talking about doing it again!) and in that plan I have 2 more bedrooms and another bathroom over a giant family room so I think we can always make it work. We do take vacations every year but we use Christmas money for that instead of buying the kids a bunch of junk. We shop smart (except for my new wool addiction), we eat out at least once a week, we make things work now, we'll make things work with more kids.
Originally Posted by CaylaEP
I always wanted a big family..like 5 kids..but only if we can afford them and continue our active lifestyle. I want my kids to be able to do sports, music,art etc without having to worry about money so if we can only afford 2 or 3 ill be okay with that.I wouldn't mind the stuff though as long as we are all happy!!!!
Andy 8.2.02 SAHM to Evan 1.13.05
and Ryan 4.4.07 and Colt
4.26.11 and Anderson
on 1/3/14 and angel baby 2/14/15-6/11/15
for over 20 years!