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Think You'll "regret it when you're old?" Think again.

Posted by mumofsixbirds 
Re: Think You'll "regret it when you're old?" Think again.
August 30, 2019
I'll be 70 in October, and I consider my decision to be childfree the best one I ever made!
Re: Think You'll "regret it when you're old?" Think again.
September 02, 2019
I just turned 69, and I can't imagine how I could have survived spawning.
Re: Think You'll "regret it when you're old?" Think again.
September 17, 2019
I know of several people in their 60's-70's who would have the option of being retired/retiring soon except for the fact that they are stuck paying the expenses of their grand kids due to their children acting like irresponsible idiots. I realize there are people who want to work until the day they die and that is great because it is their decision to do so. It isn't the same as being a parent for 40+ years, the last 20 years being involuntary. I doubt there is a person alive who strongly desired funneling their retirement budget into daycare.

Here's to kids not being the reason for any of us having a delayed retirement.
Re: Think You'll "regret it when you're old?" Think again.
September 26, 2019
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I know of several people in their 60's-70's who would have the option of being retired/retiring soon except for the fact that they are stuck paying the expenses of their grand kids due to their children acting like irresponsible idiots. I realize there are people who want to work until the day they die and that is great because it is their decision to do so. It isn't the same as being a parent for 40+ years, the last 20 years being involuntary. I doubt there is a person alive who strongly desired funneling their retirement budget into daycare.

Here's to kids not being the reason for any of us having a delayed retirement.

I work with people who have the years and the age to retire, but are paying, or saving for spawn's college, so they're stuck putting up with the horseshit. I'm now 56 and looking to retire in a year or two, because with the money I saved and invested, I can already fund my retirement outside of my public pension and social security. We're also looking to move to a different country in a few years, which would never happen if we had kids.

Life is short, why waste it with spawn.
Re: Think You'll "regret it when you're old?" Think again.
October 14, 2019
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freya
I know of several people in their 60's-70's who would have the option of being retired/retiring soon except for the fact that they are stuck paying the expenses of their grand kids due to their children acting like irresponsible idiots. I realize there are people who want to work until the day they die and that is great because it is their decision to do so. It isn't the same as being a parent for 40+ years, the last 20 years being involuntary. I doubt there is a person alive who strongly desired funneling their retirement budget into daycare.

Here's to kids not being the reason for any of us having a delayed retirement.

As I have posted elsewhere recently, being CF is the main reason I was able to retire at 45, 11 years ago. I am using only my non-retirement assets to live off until the first of my "reinforcements" arrive in about 3 years, at age 59.5. Having unfettered access to my IRA is that first one. After that, in my 60s I will have a frozen company pension and Social Security. My financial picture only gets better after that.

The ACA gave me a nice boost, too, when the exchanges came into existence and made my health insurance more affordable.
Re: Think You'll "regret it when you're old?" Think again.
December 15, 2019
Turning 51 next week and still no regrets! grinning smiley
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December 16, 2019
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mumofsixbirds
Turning 51 next week and still no regrets! grinning smiley

Happy Birthday Holidays! grinning smiley
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December 16, 2019
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Turning 51 next week and still no regrets! grinning smiley

Happy Birthday Holidays! grinning smiley

Thanks Peace! We've both been sick with some sort of mutant cold. It went into my lungs almost right away and I've been down for nearly a month now. I had to take a couple of weeks off of work because I couldn't even talk. I'm getting better, but my voice is still quite hoarse and I have a cough.

I was at the drugstore waiting for my medications and a clerk started chatting with me. She was really nice, but she mentioned that she'd had that bug too, and she gave me some advice on how to get over it quickly. Then she says, "Because moms can't take sick days!" I smiled and said, "Oh, that sounds awful!" I was kind of flabbergasted because I wasn't sure if she thought I was a moo, or she was a moo or what.

If I had to deal with sickness AND brats, I'd have shot myself a long time ago.
Re: Think You'll "regret it when you're old?" Think again.
April 13, 2020
Turned 50 yesterday. Still do not like kids or have any desire to be around them.
Re: Think You'll "regret it when you're old?" Think again.
May 08, 2020
somewhere in china..

"Police in northern China say that a man attempted to bury his mother alive in an abandoned grave.


Authorities have charged the son with attempted murder.

What are the details?
Chinese authorities say that a 58-year-old man's wife told police that her husband carted away his mother — who is partially paralyzed — in a wheelbarrow on May 2.

The man returned, but his mother did not.

The man's wife reportedly told authorities that her mother-in-law had gone missing under mysterious circumstances, and police later summoned the man for questioning.

Authorities discovered the 79-year-old woman alive three days after the burial when the man reportedly confessed he dumped her body into an empty grave.

The elderly woman was "faintly calling for help as she was freed," the Associated Press reported. The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment, where she remains in stable condition, according to Sky News.

Authorities placed the man in detention in Jingbian County

two cents ¢¢

CERTIFIED HOSEHEAD!!!

people (especially women) do not give ONE DAMN about what they inflict on children
and I defy anyone to prove me wrong:

The selfish wants of adults outweigh the needs of the child.

If I want to hear the pitter-patter of little feet I'll put shoes on my pets.

Some mistakes cannot be fixed, but some mistakes can be 'fixed'.

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one. Leo J. Burke

Entitlement, thy name is mooooooooooooooo

Adoption agencies have strict criteria (usually). Breeders, whose combined IQ's would barely hit triple digits, have none.
Re: Think You'll "regret it when you're old?" Think again.
May 28, 2020
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mumofsixbirds
Turning 51 next week and still no regrets! grinning smiley

Happy Birthday Holidays! grinning smiley

Thanks Peace! We've both been sick with some sort of mutant cold. It went into my lungs almost right away and I've been down for nearly a month now. I had to take a couple of weeks off of work because I couldn't even talk. I'm getting better, but my voice is still quite hoarse and I have a cough.


If I had to deal with sickness AND brats, I'd have shot myself a long time ago.

Mum, I had a similar illness at the end of December, and I suspect it was actually COVID-19.

I'll be 60 this year, and no, I don't regret never sprogging. I've never made much money, but I live frugally (easy to do when you don't have kiddiecrap to buy!), I have about 200K in a 401K, less than 50K left on the mortgage, and if my job doesn't disappear due to The Rona, I should have a pension, and can retire at 65 or 67. No working into extreme old age to support millennial brats for me!
Re: Think You'll "regret it when you're old?" Think again.
May 28, 2020
JoJo, looking back at how sick both my husband and I were, I wouldn't be a bit surprised if it was Covid. I'm still on a nebulizer and have a terrible chronic cough that wakes me up with broncho spasms to where I can't breathe.

I did have to give up my job due to sickness and I was upset because I really enjoyed it. Now I can't find anything remote. I have to because we both have serious preexisting conditions.
Re: Think You'll "regret it when you're old?" Think again.
May 29, 2020
it is coming out that the CCP virus was here early. mid december or maybe even earlier. given some of the illnesses at work quite possible. furthermore, most of the nations ccp outbreaks originated from nyc which came from europe. whcih originated in china. just came a different route
so, trying to keep goddam new yorkers out turns out what should have been done

two cents ¢¢

CERTIFIED HOSEHEAD!!!

people (especially women) do not give ONE DAMN about what they inflict on children
and I defy anyone to prove me wrong:

The selfish wants of adults outweigh the needs of the child.

If I want to hear the pitter-patter of little feet I'll put shoes on my pets.

Some mistakes cannot be fixed, but some mistakes can be 'fixed'.

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one. Leo J. Burke

Entitlement, thy name is mooooooooooooooo

Adoption agencies have strict criteria (usually). Breeders, whose combined IQ's would barely hit triple digits, have none.
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