For Monday Listicles this week, Jen of Just Jennifer gave us a prompt of 10 reasons why you would or would not want to have more kids. I am going to recycle a post I did back in the day when I was the only reader of my blog. I was contemplating then whether to have more kids and decided that it wouldn't be in our best interest or that of humanity if any more mini-us-es were to enter this world.
1. Having a baby is NOT environmentally friendly. Consider the amount of diapers, wet wipes and disposables a single baby consumes - a baby's definitely not the way to go if you plan to reduce your carbon footprint.
2. Is the world coming to an end? What with earthquakes, tsunamis, and nuclear plant meltdowns; war and political strife happening around the world right now, it sure feels that way. It's sad to think that my kids' kids or their kids' kids will possibly have to live in a world of despair and suffering. (I'm being a pessimist here)
3. Raising a kid doesn't come cheap. We want the best for our kids and the best comes with a price.
4. At the moment we are a very Ying Yang family. 2 adults and 2 kids. 2 males and 2 females. A third would throw us off balance.
5. My hubby is having a crisis over his grey hairs. He has been pulling them out and a friend told him that if he keeps doing that, he'll be bald one day. He says he doesn't need another whiny, fussy, crying baby to add to his grey hairs for now.
6. Most family holiday packages are for 2 adults and 2 kids. Having a third would just complicate things.
7. Our parents are not getting any younger. We don't think they can handle another grandchild.
8. We only have two extra rooms in the house. One for the son and one for the daughter.
9. I can't see myself packing for another child.
10. We would like to live longer.
Having said that, we're Catholics. We leave these things up to God. Anyone of you know of contraceptives for Catholics? (preferably one endorsed by the Pope).