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Old 03-25-2017, 04:54 PM   #171 (permalink)
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Today's cars are so much more reliable as well. Especially compacts. Even a "turd" will easily make it over 200k miles these days if you change the fluids as recommended.. And generally typically much more efficient

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Old 03-25-2017, 05:32 PM   #172 (permalink)
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Today's cars are so much more reliable as well. Especially compacts. Even a "turd" will easily make it over 200k miles these days if you change the fluids as recommended.. And generally typically much more efficient
I don't know, I can think of many econo boxes that will need the timing cover removed at least once in 200k
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Welll, yes the belts should be changed by then, but still way better than older cars. Hands down.
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:09 PM   #174 (permalink)
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Here is a fun topic for you gentlemen to argue: I turned thirty-eight two days ago and have always wanted to marry and have kids. I love my girlfriend, but she turns forty-one in June.

Did we miss our opportunity to have healthy children?

People debate that one, but I work with kids with special needs, and few of their parents are young.

Also, many of them have huge homes outside of town. One lived twenty minutes away in a two-bedroom apartment, but now live in a spacious house with four bathrooms, another fifteen minutes away.

You don't understand, they need it!
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Old 03-25-2017, 10:59 PM   #175 (permalink)
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Here is a fun topic for you gentlemen to argue: I turned thirty-eight two days ago and have always wanted to marry and have kids. I love my girlfriend, but she turns forty-one in June.

Did we miss our opportunity to have healthy children?

People debate that one, but I work with kids with special needs, and few of their parents are young.

Also, many of them have huge homes outside of town. One lived twenty minutes away in a two-bedroom apartment, but now live in a spacious house with four bathrooms, another fifteen minutes away.

You don't understand, they need it!
This should be a different thread.

I'll answer here and say that deciding to have children always carries uncertainty, and I might have increased anxiety by having them later in life with my wife.

I somewhat jokingly had this idea that I was going to work hard, retire at 50, marry a 25 year old, and start a family. Well, my wife put an end to that idea and is now 31. We have talked about how long is too long to wait to have children and have come to the conclusion that after a certain point, adoption is a better option.

Strange how society has moved away from nature's plan of bearing children in the mid-teen years. I'd have been a horrible teen father though, and still question my maturity.
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My sister-in-law had a 2 normal children in her early 20s, then a special needs child in her mid 30s, then normal twins in her 40's. The father was the same for all the normal children and different for the special needs one (some drama there!) Maybe it has more to do with genetics than age. My aunt and uncle had only kids in their early 20's and they both were special needs and neither lived past 15. We have 2 normal daughters born 14 years apart. What does it mean?
I do know the odds at any age of having a special needs child is very low, so even if studies show an increase, it is an increase of next to nothing to next to nothing. I'm talking severe disabilitating special needs not a learning disability. My nephew has mild autism and anybody would be happy to have that kid. It's been tough for him and my brother but he's doing well, happy, healthy, working and going to college now. If you would be so picky not to want a kid like that then don't bother having any, they all got issues of one kind or another.
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Sh*t-posting t-r-o-l-l.

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One lived twenty minutes away in a two-bedroom apartment, but now live in a spacious house with four bathrooms, another fifteen minutes away.
Ignoring the [One lived] vs [now live] tense disagreement, you expected them to build a 4-bedroom house around their 2-bedroom apartment? Maybe it's closer for them although inconvenient for yourself.*

My life is much sadder than yours but you don't see me seeking sympathy.

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