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(Slate)   "How do I know if it's really the right time for me to stop having children? Is there a sign I should watch out for?"   (slate.com) divider line
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332 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 14 Jul 2021 at 6:18 AM (20 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-07-13 10:17:50 PM  
Regular fantasies of infanticide should be a flashing red light.
 
2021-07-13 10:22:20 PM  
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2021-07-13 10:37:06 PM  
When people start talking about clown cars.
 
2021-07-13 11:16:49 PM  
He's doing butt stuff exclusively?
 
2021-07-14 12:20:16 AM  
I have never felt so guilty for laughing as when someone commented that Michelle Duggar shouldn't have ignored that "Check Uterus" light (she had miscarried Child #20, who was probably destined for a name like Jeorjanne or Jenesis)
 
2021-07-14 5:06:03 AM  

Chariset: I have never felt so guilty for laughing as when someone commented that Michelle Duggar shouldn't have ignored that "Check Uterus" light (she had miscarried Child #20, who was probably destined for a name like Jeorjanne or Jenesis)


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2021-07-14 5:39:10 AM  
If you use words like "neurodivergent" when writing to Slate, you should not only stop having kids but give away the one you have.
 
2021-07-14 6:30:52 AM  
Do you already have 2?  If yes, then it's time to stop.  If you want more than that, adopt.  there's plenty to go around.
 
2021-07-14 6:32:29 AM  

LordBeavis: If you use words like "neurodivergent" when writing to Slate, you should not only stop having kids but give away the one you have.


One needs to identify people that are off the beaten path for sure but not bugfark with some sort of word - it works as well as any.  It's descriptive at least
 
2021-07-14 6:44:18 AM  
If you have more than one you are already over your limit
 
2021-07-14 6:45:16 AM  
It's not the sign you should be looking for; it's who's holding it.

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2021-07-14 6:52:45 AM  

eurotrader: Regular fantasies of infanticide should be a flashing red light.


But if I don't keep having children, how to I fulfill those fantasies, smart guy?
 
2021-07-14 7:19:59 AM  
Is there a sign I should watch out for?

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2021-07-14 7:26:56 AM  
Yes

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2021-07-14 7:28:12 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: LordBeavis: If you use words like "neurodivergent" when writing to Slate, you should not only stop having kids but give away the one you have.

One needs to identify people that are off the beaten path for sure but not bugfark with some sort of word - it works as well as any.  It's descriptive at least


I'll agree to that but I was also referring more to someone that would write in to Slate in the first place.  What manner of madness would compel someone to ask them for reproductive advice when Slate's entire reason for being is to generate clicks.  Throw in "neurodivergent" and I, anonymous internet denizen, feel justified in passing judgment.  At least I wasn't the person responding to the article seemingly encouraging the woman to have another child based on very little information.
 
2021-07-14 7:57:42 AM  
When they walk outta there on their own.
 
2021-07-14 8:05:58 AM  
If you have to ask, it's time to stop
 
2021-07-14 8:10:10 AM  
If you attempt to sit on a barstool, and it disappears, it may be time.
 
2021-07-14 8:11:44 AM  
If you're asking the question it's time.
 
2021-07-14 8:13:25 AM  

LordBeavis: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: LordBeavis: If you use words like "neurodivergent" when writing to Slate, you should not only stop having kids but give away the one you have.

One needs to identify people that are off the beaten path for sure but not bugfark with some sort of word - it works as well as any.  It's descriptive at least

I'll agree to that but I was also referring more to someone that would write in to Slate in the first place.  What manner of madness would compel someone to ask them for reproductive advice when Slate's entire reason for being is to generate clicks.  Throw in "neurodivergent" and I, anonymous internet denizen, feel justified in passing judgment.  At least I wasn't the person responding to the article seemingly encouraging the woman to have another child based on very little information.


Honestly, small sample but out of 3 mildly nutty to mid-grade nutty people I've talked with about the term, they all felt it was rather like "differently abled" - trying to put a shine on a turd.  But these were also people that were nuts, not people born into stuff like Autism etc.  Such people may well feel a bit differently about it, haven't had the chance to ask

/from the physically disabled standpoint, I don't disagree with them on that
//thankfully the three mentioned are well aware of their problems and take their meds religiously
///they aren't fans of how they are without 'em
 
2021-07-14 8:26:37 AM  
"Uterine prolapse"
 
2021-07-14 9:06:09 AM  
When your state stops giving you benefits?
 
2021-07-14 9:24:39 AM  
"Being pregnant and giving birth were awful. We have no friends or family here to help us. It's a financial strain and being a parent is so overwhelming. Should I have more kids?"
 
2021-07-14 10:40:27 AM  
If your last name is Duggar, Trump or Kardasian then yes stop having kids.
 
2021-07-14 10:43:08 AM  
Children are gross. Dirty breeders
 
2021-07-14 11:56:12 AM  
We have three boys and as much as I love them I can't imagine having any more.

Like seriously, don't even give us custody of your child in your will. I will sell them to the first bidder.
 
2021-07-14 1:08:57 PM  

debug: Do you already have 2?  If yes, then it's time to stop.  If you want more than that, adopt.  there's plenty to go around.


I've always found it really odd that the vast majority of advice to adopt kids comes from people who haven't adopted.
 
2021-07-14 1:10:38 PM  
How about when it comes time to fark, and you say to yourself "I'm not sure I want to have a kid right now", then protect yourself from such outcome. If it comes time to fark, and you say to yourself, "I want to have a kid", then talk to your partner to make sure he/she wants the same.
 
2021-07-14 1:17:29 PM  

Cortez the Killer: How about when it comes time to fark, and you say to yourself "I'm not sure I want to have a kid right now", then protect yourself from such outcome. If it comes time to fark, and you say to yourself, "I want to have a kid", then talk to your partner to make sure he/she wants the same.


That is the WORST time to discuss having kids. Some other terrible pre-coitus discussions: updating your wills, fixing the broken garage door, inviting the inlaws to stay for two weeks, and how tight her sisters abs are.
 
2021-07-14 1:23:52 PM  

Russ1642: Cortez the Killer: How about when it comes time to fark, and you say to yourself "I'm not sure I want to have a kid right now", then protect yourself from such outcome. If it comes time to fark, and you say to yourself, "I want to have a kid", then talk to your partner to make sure he/she wants the same.

That is the WORST time to discuss having kids. Some other terrible pre-coitus discussions: updating your wills, fixing the broken garage door, inviting the inlaws to stay for two weeks, and how tight her sisters abs are.


Touché

How about, before it's time to fark, (like days or weeks), talk to your partner if you want to have a kid.

/I larf'd
 
2021-07-14 1:39:46 PM  

Chariset: I have never felt so guilty for laughing as when someone commented that Michelle Duggar shouldn't have ignored that "Check Uterus" light (she had miscarried Child #20, who was probably destined for a name like Jeorjanne or Jenesis)


Family friends of ours are shiite Catholics and have 7 kids. After two miscarriages in her early 40s whilst going for number 8, they wisely called it quits. However, they'll only practice the rhythm method, so who knows what's to come,

/ in their 50s now and we haven't heard from them in several years
// hopefully she's made the change and there's no further possibility
 
2021-07-14 2:34:56 PM  

Russ1642: debug: Do you already have 2?  If yes, then it's time to stop.  If you want more than that, adopt.  there's plenty to go around.

I've always found it really odd that the vast majority of advice to adopt kids comes from people who haven't adopted.


Sure, everyone whose adopted kids are too busy dealing with psychologically scarred children to sit around doling out advice.
 
2021-07-14 7:36:44 PM  
Is the world suffering from a lack of people?
Don't add more.
 
2021-07-15 9:40:30 AM  
Pretty sure the sign for me was when Mrs. Eugenides, just after the birth of our third as it was being weighed, grabbed my ear, pulled me close and said: "We're done, schedule a vasectomy."
 
2021-07-15 1:05:50 PM  
Friend of mine has ten.   10.    TEN.

I don't understand at all.
 
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