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10 Parents Reveal the Reasons They Regret Having Kids

If it wasn’t for them, I would have left a long time ago…I do not regret having my children, but there are a lot of things I wish I had done when I had the freedom available to me.I became a father when I was 19. The kid ruined my professional life. I am now 25, stuck in a dead-end job, and live in a small apartment with her mother, who is now my wife.

I had a plan, I was in the army when my girlfriend got pregnant, after that I got a job with a travel agent as a guide, I was going to take a few years off school to travel the world, then I was going to get back to study. I still love the child, and I have made two more. Figured when I started so early, I should just go with it and get finished early.The only thing I regret about having kids is not doing some of the things you would never have thought about… going on a vacation.

Now it costs twice as much, and you can’t do half of the stuff you probably want to do. going to the bar. It’s not like I quit drinking… I still drink… oh..

I still drink. just not at the bars. I used to want a motorcycle, now all I can think about is how unsafe they are, and how impractical.

Over all, I don’t regret having kids, it’s been great. But I think I’m definitely primed and ready for a kick-ass mid-life crisis…I had my first kid unintentionally. My (now) wife and I decided that since we had gotten started, and we wanted to have another anyway that we shouldn’t have them too far apart.

Our two boys are amazing, but we would have done better by them if we had been more responsible and waited a few years. If they get out of the house for college really quickly, though, we may have an empty nest when we are 40.I did, when they were little, it’s just soooo hard. I had prolonged post-partum

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