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    that towel rack sits high on the wall damn it :p
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    When you're 5'2", everything seems to sit high on the wall.

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    I don't have any kids, but I've seen even some of my most stubborn no-kids friends become amazing parents. There's obviously fear of failing and fear of the unknown, but I can only imagine that's a natural thing, but I've seen that fear of failure drive people to be a better parent/person.

    As long as you have the right foundation and the right motivations to start/build a family, then that's all anyone needs. I've unfortunately seen (as a third-party observer) what happens when kids are conceived to save a relationship, reign in a partner or even for financial gain. They common denominator in all that is that a baby was had for very personal, selfish reasons.
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    How do you know how tall anyone is? You just carry a towel rack around with you?
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    As long as it never gets to the point where your kids sue you, its all good. Poor Buzz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    Probably the same result for spouses.

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    We want kids. But its not looking good for reasons. May have to explore other options. I think we would really regret deciding to go without them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtrema View Post
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    "Fifty-four percent even think their four-legged companion understands them better than their best friend or their significant other."

    Given that over half the respondents greatly overestimate the communication abilities and cognitive capacity of their furry family members, I'd say it checks out. If you remove this huge group of idiots, the number would likely look a lot different since I'd wager most/all of this group are the ones that prefer the pets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lasimmon View Post
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    We want kids. But its not looking good for reasons. May have to explore other options. I think we would really regret deciding to go without them.
    This is the most frustrating thing, when there's a couple who really want kids and cannot. When so many end up with kids by accident or by default.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    "Fifty-four percent even think their four-legged companion understands them better than their best friend or their significant other."

    Given that over half the respondents greatly overestimate the communication abilities and cognitive capacity of their furry family members, I'd say it checks out. If you remove this huge group of idiots, the number would likely look a lot different since I'd wager most/all of this group are the ones that prefer the pets.
    People easily confuse their dogs seeing them as the alpha+foodsource as "love" in the human sense.

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    I've said it before here, but I thought I was a dog person until I had a kid.
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    Im the one with a learning disability....

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    Can't wait to see the new Covid generation,. Should be a shit tonne of kids being born soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darthVWader View Post
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    Can't wait to see the new Covid generation,. Should be a shit tonne of kids being born soon.
    The 1st batch should be right about now.

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    Less dating and partying happening so I’m guessing less kids. Locally definitely no bump in births from stampeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan View Post
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    Less dating and partying happening so Iím guessing less kids. Locally definitely no bump in births from stampeding.
    LoL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manhattan View Post
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    Less dating and partying happening so I’m guessing less kids. Locally definitely no bump in births from stampeding.
    Boredom babies... It's legit
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    36 Here. For those waiting for a good time to have kids you'll always find an excuse. In my experience there's never been a good time lol We had all 3 of our children during a downturn / pandemic. 2014-2016-2020. But kids are expensive so I think we will stop at 3. 1600-2200 a month in childcare makes me sad
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    I know someone of relatively modest means who was paying $1450 a month in daycare for a single kid. Fucking hell.
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    I feel like always having an excuse not to is the lesser evil to “had kids cause was bored”
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