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Kris July 7th, 2013 4:54pm

With all the wise and hilarious minds here, I'd like to see how well a good list can be compiled. So "How to know that you aren't ready to get pregnant/get someone pregnant/become a mother or father.

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Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/09/13 9:57 pm

When you can afford it. Don't worry about the rest.

porkchop New Jersey
07/08/13 11:19 am

Ask yourself. Can u afford a child??? It's not the governments job to give you a free ride!!! That's all

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/07/13 9:58 pm

Been there done that at 64 I think I'm ready for retirement. But I sure enjoy being a grandma.

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Kay41 the Midwest
07/07/13 4:42 pm

You are still asking your parents for lunch money.

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
07/07/13 3:32 pm

You used the last of your allowance on vodka

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dawl adulting
07/07/13 2:53 pm

Sleep is important to you.

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MrEdwin Mystery
07/07/13 2:32 pm

When you're still in high school.

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LochnessMonster Milky way
07/07/13 2:11 pm

If you can support your self and your other and have money in savings you are party ready. Also no mental problems. Stress or depression.

Jayseph Wasatch Front
07/07/13 1:46 pm

If you're still in mom & dad's basement, it's probably not a good time to get pregnant.

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jonfrei the boonies
07/07/13 12:58 pm

If the thought of having one doesn't terrify you, at least a little bit, then you have absolutely no clue what you are doing and are not ready!

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bMyComrade Stumptown
07/07/13 12:52 pm

You don't have a constant desire for children. Or the idea doesn't brighten your mind automatically.

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wego Utah
07/07/13 12:51 pm

If you still live with your mom and she still makes your bed, you aren't ready to be a parent. Or if you still think you'll never scold your child, you aren't ready to be a parent.

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FutureMD be nice to people
07/07/13 12:45 pm

If you're not going to be raising the child in a stable home.

goodbyecya
07/07/13 11:48 am

If your finances are not in order!

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GetEduc8d learning more everyday
07/07/13 11:38 am

If you're doing to make you happy. If you're not already happy a baby won't change that. It will bring you some happiness but it will also multiply your stress so you should already have your stress/happiness levels in the proper balance first.

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Marley17 or is it just me...
07/07/13 11:38 am

You take a pregnancy test and in those two minutes you panic or have an anxiety attack.

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Zimmeress Make Me Laugh
07/07/13 6:55 pm

There it is ⬆⬆⬆⬆

AnnaRose Texas
07/07/13 11:29 am

If you forget to feed the goldfish or fido for an entire week last month

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comppete Las Vegas
07/07/13 2:05 pm

I was going to say something similar. It is true.

Wink
07/07/13 11:25 am

When your husband reads the pregnancy test that he didn't know you were taking and you know it's positive just by his face but you have to look anyway and then when you see the two pink lines you burst into tears and slide down the wall. Wait, no...

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Wink
07/08/13 8:36 am

The timing wasn't part of our "plan", but best thing that ever happened to us.

rich1010 Stem Cell Harvesting
07/07/13 11:10 am

Not ready for a baby if you think the bassinet makes a great beer cooler.

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mtbRIDER Gone riding...
07/07/13 11:10 am

You like to sleep.

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1txteacher Dickinson Gator Swamp
07/07/13 10:56 am

Friends with kids won't let you babysit or even pet sit
The only food in the frig is beer and mustard
Your car payment is more then a rent/Morgage payment

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chinito Florida
07/07/13 10:52 am

You never truly are ready. If you are a responsible adult and you want a baby, you are ready.

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flyonthewall Oklahoma
07/07/13 10:47 am

If a person can't remember to pay the bills , they shouldn't have a baby.

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chinito Florida
07/07/13 10:42 am

Try Cialis. That way he will always be ready to get you pregnant.

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Emily33 North Carolina
07/07/13 10:42 am

Still have another six months before you're released from jail.

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TomM
07/07/13 10:41 am

Find someone with small children, ask them how their lives have changed. Make sure they are the types who will tell you both positives and negatives. Then consider if you're ready for that.

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longhorn1 Kindocologist Hater
07/07/13 10:39 am

- Sex change isn't complete
- Due to DUI, only mode of transportation is moped
- Dating a stripper (male or female)
- Still rides the bus to school
- Thinks Justin Bieber is a musician
- Not finished with rehab

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/07/13 10:38 am

I'm only 58. That's way too young to even think about having a kid.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/07/13 10:08 pm

Like father Abraham.

Emily33 North Carolina
07/07/13 10:22 am

You're too busy drinking out of a bottle of booze to pick up a bottle of milk for a baby.

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Sean Go Devils
07/07/13 10:21 am

Still walks around with pants at the knees and showing their boxers and thinks its cool... Definitely not ready

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rlands
07/07/13 10:04 am

When you still forget to feed your goldfish.

Well actually, when you still have a goldfish and haven't accepted the fact that you will never remember to feed it.

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AnnaRose Texas
07/07/13 11:30 am

I should have scrolled down before posting.. Sorry R!

rlands
07/07/13 11:34 am

Haha no worries at all :)

BigKennyShow Welcome to the basement
07/07/13 10:04 am

If you haven't learned to pull your own pants up your not ready to have kids yet.

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inge MIA
07/07/13 10:03 am

Aren't ready to give up your nice clothes (baby spit up). expect to sleep In ever again. If you cant sit at home on sat nights and do nothing. can't put your needs last.

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comppete Las Vegas
07/07/13 2:08 pm

That is what I was looking for. You said it exactly.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/07/13 10:09 pm

Like going to the bathroom by your self.

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/07/13 10:00 am

If you still want to be the baby - your not ready to have a baby

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babyboomer1 The flatulance express
07/07/13 9:59 am

You joined SOH 3 months ago and have answered over 11,000 polls? Wow!!!

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Kris Humidity Central
07/07/13 10:01 am

Yeah, I see a little over 100 a day.

babyboomer1 The flatulance express
07/07/13 10:05 am

Wow. Based on a 12 hour day you answer a poll every 7 minutes. How do you find time for anything else? Just curious.

Kris Humidity Central
07/07/13 10:08 am

Pretty easy actually. I only comment on a few of those, just answering a batch here and there isn't hard.

babyboomer1 The flatulance express
07/07/13 10:25 am

Ah. You've answered over 6,000 in 3 1/2 months. Just wondering how you find the time to answer a poll every 15 minutes?

Kris Humidity Central
07/07/13 10:37 am

I don't answer every one right away. They build up every few hours and I'll answer most in chunks.

babyboomer1 The flatulance express
07/07/13 10:51 am

@kris. I guess my question is where do you find time to do anything else? You seem to be an extremely dedicated and focused person. 11,000+ polls and 6,400 responses is somewhat time consuming.

Kris Humidity Central
07/07/13 11:03 am

Doesn't feel like it. Many others have much much more. SOH is my downtime activity.

Marley17 or is it just me...
07/07/13 11:43 am

Haha, Kris, I just realized that we joined the same day...

babyboomer1 The flatulance express
07/07/13 2:33 pm

@Kris. Last question. SOHs is your down time activity? How much down time do you have? I'm intrigued by the numbers. You've viewed about 110 polls a day in a little over 3 months. This doesn't count the 6,000 you answered. That's astounding.

MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
07/07/13 9:58 am

I think that once a person reaches the "esteem" level of Maslows hierarchy, then bringing a child into the mix will be welcomed.

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Kris Humidity Central
07/07/13 9:55 am

Some obvious ones would be:
Still lives at home
Doesn't have a job
Can't keep plants alive for more than 2 weeks

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