OP, two women in my Mother's Group are having only child by choice. One had a difficult birth and the other said she simply didn't want another.
Actually we had a third who said the same thing, but she's now 7 months pregnant!
QUOTE (Winterdanceparty @ 26/01/2013, 04:15 PM)
I think only one child has a lot to deal with. There is nobody else to play with (or fight with) and if Mum and Dad are arguing, there is nobody to be with and feel comforted. When Mum and Dad get old, then this one child has all the worry of looking after the parents and finding nursing homes etc. They really need a sibling to help with the stress.
How arrogant to come into this thread to tell OP what she must do with her womb.
And your claims are bullsh*t too. I'm an only and I didn't need a sibling as a child and nor do I as an adult.
Maybe you think fighting in front of your kids is okay because they have each other, but I don't. If your fighting scares and upsets your children, you are possibly traumatising them. No amount of siblings will make that better.