I don't have kids yet & I'd love to have two (specifically twins & no more than that! ), but this world is so crazy & dangerous. I already know I'd be a superb parent, but concern of mine are the influences of the other kids that will be around my child. I mean, we can teach our child to be strong, not go w/ the rest of the crowd, grow them up in church, etc., but no one knows how our kids will turn out. We just have to hope & pray that our best was enough. I'm sure by the time I have a child, I'll want to homeschool him/her & everything else. I lived a pretty sheltered life & in a way, I don't blame my parents for that. I never had babysitters (if my parents couldn't take me, they didn't go). I went to good private schools, my parents are pretty strict, they don't smoke & drink, etc. So, how many of you don't have kids BY CHOICE & why don't you want them?