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Response to vankuria (Reply #39)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 11:27 AM

40. Heh, I'm sorry, too!

We've obviously hit a hot button here, and I regret even bringing it up. We had to put my mother-in-law in a nursing home when she was in her 90s, and had developed serious dementia and medical issues. I struggled with the decision mightily. In the end it turned out to be a wonderful experience for all of us. We simply couldn't have provided the kind of physical care that was needed, and it afforded us the chance to give the emotional care (along with the fantastic staff).

I was just responding to the effete notion that having kids is an economic decision, and that you shouldn't do it unless you have the money. (Obviously these people had other money problems that had nothing to do with having children). There's a kind of eugenics notion to the idea that poor people shouldn't have children. My sarcastic remark went astray, and I apologize for it.

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