It’s not that people don’t want kids…


I overheard this at the coffee shop I’m sitting at this morning:

Person A: It’s not that people don’t want kids, it’s that they can’t.

Person 2: Having three kids in Sydney is the ultimate flex. Especially if they’re in private school, what must that be, 100k a year? Each?

Person Γ: I’d love kids, but forget about it on both our salaries.

I don’t know how people afford kids in Singapore, either. Clara and I are DINKS and obsessively track our spending, and it still seems crazy to think about.

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