I'm not sure if I want to have any kids. It's not that I wouldn't love to have them, I just don't know whether I'd be a good parent or not. My family was pretty dysfunctional, and I'm not sure how much of that has leaked into myself. I don't know whether I could raise a fully capable and healthy child, in a perfectly capable and healthy environment. I love kids too. I volunteered at VBS a couple times, and I had planned on volunteering at an ophanage although that never materialized.
I'm just nervous that I'd make the same mistakes my folks did with me. Now that I've thought about it awhile, if I did decide to have children I'm not even sure whether I'd want them to be my own. I think I'd prefer to adopt. Why not give someone else a chance? They're are so many children out their that are practically doomed to a life of struggle if they aren't adopted early on. If I'd love them just as much, I'd just adopt.
In short, I wouldn't mind having children but I'd have to overcome a lot of personal insecurities before I do.
If I decide to, it'll only be one child, and only if I'm in a stable relationship/married and both parties are financially and mentally prepared for that kind of responsibility. I've learned from my family how NOT to raise a child.
Two kids. I feel the deep subconscious urge to procreate and expand the human race. However I recognize that raising kids may annoy me, I like the idea of sharing the joys and burden with a wife, in that it would hopefully bring us together as a child would be something that we created from our love.
So, for both instinct and emotional purposes, I would love two kids. A boy and a girl.
No more than two. Any more than that and I feel like a big fatty. I mean, they're delicious and all but I don't want to lose my figure.
Oh. Ohh. Um, I like to have two, a boy and a girl with an age gap of two years, the girl being the older one. I'd stretch to three, though, maybe even four if I coped alright with the first three and wanted another.
As to the actual likelihood of me ever actually managing to have children...