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    Gosh we've never even thought how old we'll be when our kids move out, I think there's probably a good chance they won't all be out the door right on 18. We plan to start doing foster care though in our 40s when our kids are a bit older.

    The finances of what they need when they get older def come into it. My fella is only 2 and I already feel we need to start saving up for braces, something towards a car for him and his higher education. Times that by 3 or 4 kids and that would def add up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clementine Grace View Post
    Gosh we've never even thought how old we'll be when our kids move out, I think there's probably a good chance they won't all be out the door right on 18. We plan to start doing foster care though in our 40s when our kids are a bit older.

    The finances of what they need when they get older def come into it. My fella is only 2 and I already feel we need to start saving up for braces, something towards a car for him and his higher education. Times that by 3 or 4 kids and that would def add up!
    We still own property in Melbourne near the uni. I have definitely thought this through!

    Not sure what happens when they tell me they don't want to move 😱

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    Sorry dudette. I'd hate to burst your bubble but I have a far more hectic social life now with kids!!!

    So busy I can't fit in paid work. My weekends are booked thru till early May!
    Oh no no no no don't say that! 😳 eek! I had such big dreams of being a hermit! Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clementine Grace View Post
    Gosh we've never even thought how old we'll be when our kids move out, I think there's probably a good chance they won't all be out the door right on 18. We plan to start doing foster care though in our 40s when our kids are a bit older.

    The finances of what they need when they get older def come into it. My fella is only 2 and I already feel we need to start saving up for braces, something towards a car for him and his higher education. Times that by 3 or 4 kids and that would def add up!
    We still own property in Melbourne near the uni. I have definitely thought this through!

    Not sure what happens when they tell me they don't want to move 😱

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    Not sure what happens when they tell me they don't want to move 😱
    Pack their bags and get them a one way ticket... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonja View Post
    We still own property in Melbourne near the uni. I have definitely thought this through!

    Not sure what happens when they tell me they don't want to move 😱
    Well you've got a bit of time plus who wouldn't want to go to uni in melbourne!

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    @HillDweller don't let R&A&H scare you (😜) my social life died in the water with DS2. I found people - even some who had kids (who were obviously easier going than DS2) - very intolerant of the last minute changes/adjustments that often come with some kids!

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    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    That was me 😄 and trust me cheap by comparison to braces, prescription glasses, orthotics, school fees, sports club fees & equipment, first cars (even with their contribution), food food food and don't get me started on the teenage growth spurts 2 weeks after you have bought all new school uniforms, school shoes, sports shoes - replacing the practically brand new stuff from the previous growth spurt!

    I kid you not DS1 once went up 4 shoe sizes in under 6 months 😱
    Ds1 starts work experience next week. He just tried on his special work experience uniform that we brought in January. It too freaking tight. Far out... teens aren't cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clementine Grace View Post
    Well you've got a bit of time plus who wouldn't want to go to uni in melbourne!
    Only bloody crazy people want to move to frozen centre of the world. Yes dd1 I am talking about you. I know your reading this from your frozen place. Fighting with your cat over who is closer to the heater while I am melting in heat wishing for air con.

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    Frozen centre is Canberra @LoveLivesHere.

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