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March 3rd, 2010, 11:53 AM
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What do you ladies think the benefits are, of just having one child?
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March 7th, 2010, 04:56 AM
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I can easily give Alexis one-on-one attention because there's no sibling needing/wanting attention.. I looove that! I think everything is so calm, there's no fighting (i.e. sibling rivalry), we can afford to give her more because we don't need to split $$ between 2+ kiddos, it's a LOT easier to get a babysitter to watch just 1 child so DH and I can have a date night, and it's easier to travel
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March 15th, 2010, 04:55 AM
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Financially, there's a huge benefit. We don't have to split our resources between 2+ children and feel like we're short-changing anyone. Our daughter gets our full focus.

And like Erika said, there's no sibling rivalry, no jealousy of Mom or Dad's attention/affection, etc. We also hope it will make traveling much, much easier too, especially as she gets older and we can take her more places.
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November 17th, 2010, 02:58 PM
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that i know i will be able to give him the life i didnt have as an only. more fufillment in life in general, not having to split myself.
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October 20th, 2011, 09:03 PM
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I agree with everything you ladies all said.

Having one child makes you be available for EVERYTHING, for example, what if you had 2 kids, both in sports and both on different teams. What games would you go to? What practices would you miss? Who would be left out? I want to give my undivided attention to one child and give him everything I never could get. I want to be able to financially support him without needing help, etc. I just think one is perfect.
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