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Question: How many kids do you have?
None - 54 (38.3%)
1 - 29 (20.6%)
2 - 42 (29.8%)
3 - 11 (7.8%)
4+ - 3 (2.1%)
to many!! Want some?? - 2 (1.4%)
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« on: July 30, 2007, 06:24:58 pm »

So how many of us have kids?

You can list the ages if you'd like or just answer the poll.
Giving that most of our riders fall into the 30-40 age group I would say we have a lot with kids.

I have 5 altogether

I 17yr old daughter who lives with her mother (first wife)
I have 4 boys at home with my current wife
ages 4, 6, and [email protected] 16

1 of the 16 yr old is my wife's nephew whom we are raising and have gaurdianship over
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2007, 06:31:04 pm »

You wouldn't believe me if I told you. Wink
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2007, 06:31:13 pm »

I have an eight-year-old son.  Plenty enough for me, thank you.


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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2007, 06:39:42 pm »

I have one, a 7 yo girl. I really want to take her riding with me, but mom is nervous. For now the rule is, she has to be able to ride her bicycle without training wheels before we go out and buy kid size riding gear and start the riding. So far she's only ridden with me around the block two times.

Where are you going with this survey?
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« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2007, 06:47:11 pm »

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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2007, 07:44:32 pm »


I have one, a 7 yo girl. I really want to take her riding with me, but mom is nervous. For now the rule is, she has to be able to ride her bicycle without training wheels before we go out and buy kid size riding gear and start the riding. So far she's only ridden with me around the block two times.

Where are you going with this survey?


I actually work for a secret goverment polling  operation  Lol Lol

I'm not going anywhere with it.  Just curious I guess

I take my 6 yr old for rides he's done so far about 130 miles in  a day with me it's about his max.  We're going to go take the Motorhome and trailer the bike on a camping trip Go some place and base camp and ride out of there for a couple of days.

Good luck with your little girl she'll love it.
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2007, 08:40:37 pm »

Zero.

It's a choice we made many years ago, and we don't regret it one iota. Bigok

This is how a typical conversation goes at gatherings:

Married couple:  Do you have kids?
Us:  Nope.
Married couple:  Why not?  Headscratch
Us:  (sigh)

I remember one momentus conversation we had when we moved into our house when we first moved in.  We were unpacking the truck and a lady stops near our driveway.

Her (smile on her face):  Welcome to the neighborhood!
Us:  Thanks!  We really like it here.
Her (smile on her face):  Yeah, it's a nice little development.  Lots of kids to play with each other.  Do you have kids?
Us:  Nope.
Her (smile instantly vanishes, I shit you not):  Oh...well...welcome.  (and she promptly drives off)
Us:  Rolleyes Rolleyes Rolleyes Rolleyes Rolleyes


P.S.  Married people are not required to have children.
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« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2007, 08:49:51 pm »

My son is three years old, my other son is -3 months old.  Voted 1 in the poll, trying to not count my children before they are hatched!  
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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2007, 10:24:44 pm »

Zero.

It's a choice we made many years ago, and we don't regret it one iota. Bigok

This is how a typical conversation goes at gatherings:

Married couple:  Do you have kids?
Us:  Nope.
Married couple:  Why not?  Headscratch
Us:  (sigh)

I remember one momentus conversation we had when we moved into our house when we first moved in.  We were unpacking the truck and a lady stops near our driveway.

Her (smile on her face):  Welcome to the neighborhood!
Us:  Thanks!  We really like it here.
Her (smile on her face):  Yeah, it's a nice little development.  Lots of kids to play with each other.  Do you have kids?
Us:  Nope.
Her (smile instantly vanishes, I shit you not):  Oh...well...welcome.  (and she promptly drives off)
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2007, 10:52:49 pm »


Zero.

It's a choice we made many years ago, and we don't regret it one iota. Bigok



P.S.  Married people are not required to have children.


Speaking on behalf of the rest of the married parents in the world, I support your choice.  Bigok
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« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2007, 11:38:26 pm »


Zero.

It's a choice we made many years ago, and we don't regret it one iota. Bigok

This is how a typical conversation goes at gatherings:

Married couple:  Do you have kids?
Us:  Nope.
Married couple:  Why not?  Headscratch
Us:  (sigh)

I remember one momentus conversation we had when we moved into our house when we first moved in.  We were unpacking the truck and a lady stops near our driveway.

Her (smile on her face):  Welcome to the neighborhood!
Us:  Thanks!  We really like it here.
Her (smile on her face):  Yeah, it's a nice little development.  Lots of kids to play with each other.  Do you have kids?
Us:  Nope.
Her (smile instantly vanishes, I shit you not):  Oh...well...welcome.  (and she promptly drives off)
Us:  Rolleyes Rolleyes Rolleyes Rolleyes Rolleyes


P.S.  Married people are not required to have children.


Totally understand your decision. Although my kids are my life, it's not the same lifestyle as BK. We do most of the same stuff as before we had them, but it's different. No last minute weekend trips to Ensenada, for example.

Friends of ours made the same decision as you did. They have busy careers, enjoy their time travelling, they have a vacation home, and they have no interest in having children. More power to them!

Perhaps the lady that was welcoming you felt like she put her foot in her mouth. I did that a couple years ago welcoming a family to our 'hood. Same situation, and when I asked about the kids they replied kinda distantly, "No, not yet". They are a young couple, so I said there would be plenty around when they did.

They are good friends of ours now. Turns out they were/are having a very tough time getting pregnant when I asked them. Think I felt like an asshole when I learned this? Yup. They were very understanding, but I still feel heel-ish about it...
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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2007, 02:38:01 am »

1, he is one week old today.  This explains why I am up at 2:35 AM so his mom can get some sleep.
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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2007, 02:40:30 am »

Zero and can't really say I want any.  It's not that we don't like kids I just don't really know if they are for us.  Dogs are just so much easier to care for, and you can leave them in the house when you leave.    
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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2007, 07:31:58 am »

We have an eight year old girl and a four year old boy.   Inlove

I respect the decision not to have kids.  Nothing wrong with that - kids are a handful and dominate your life.  But they are also highly rewarding and allow you to be part of a family history rather than a dead-end.  
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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2007, 08:39:48 am »


P.S.  Married people are not required to have children.

And people with children are not required to be married.   Bigsmile
I will readily admit that the only reason I got married was to have kids.
No kids yet though.  
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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2007, 09:13:58 am »

None (that I know of).
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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2007, 09:19:37 am »


Zero.

It's a choice we made many years ago, and we don't regret it one iota. Bigok

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I tell the nosy people I can't have kids.  Makes them be quiet.  No need to tell them it's because the doctor tied my tubes.  Wink

I want a lifestyle that would be impossible with kids.  Nothing wrong with that, yet some people seem to think that makes me "selfish"  Headscratch  I don't want to share my toys!
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« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2007, 09:36:56 am »


Zero.

It's a choice we made many years ago, and we don't regret it one iota. Bigok

This is how a typical conversation goes at gatherings:

Married couple:  Do you have kids?
Us:  Nope.
Married couple:  Why not?  Headscratch
Us:  (sigh)

I remember one momentus conversation we had when we moved into our house when we first moved in.  We were unpacking the truck and a lady stops near our driveway.

Her (smile on her face):  Welcome to the neighborhood!
Us:  Thanks!  We really like it here.
Her (smile on her face):  Yeah, it's a nice little development.  Lots of kids to play with each other.  Do you have kids?
Us:  Nope.
Her (smile instantly vanishes, I shit you not):  Oh...well...welcome.  (and she promptly drives off)
Us:  Rolleyes Rolleyes Rolleyes Rolleyes Rolleyes


P.S.  Married people are not required to have children.


Hey Neal

I respect your decision. There was a time when I didn't want any children at all now look at me  Lol


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I want a lifestyle that would be impossible with kids.  Nothing wrong with that, yet some people seem to think that makes me "selfish"  Headscratch  I don't want to share my toys!


 Withstupid   I am sooooooo sick of people questioning my decision to not have kids.
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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2007, 10:01:25 am »

We have two beautiful daughters, 19 & 15.  Taught both to ride dirtbikes.  Both used to fight over who got to go on a ride w/ poppa on one of the street bikes.  The fighting stopped when the eldest turned about 14 (it wasn't kool anymore, "someone might see me").  The baby follow suit at about 13, but still loves riding dirtbikes. (too ickey/dirty for the eldest)
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