Lots of folks struggle with the idea of whether or not to have children. It's a huge commitment, for sure, but here are 100 great arguments for leaping into offspring.

  1. Never jump on the bed alone again

  2. Have your own personal mini-me

  3. Excuse to go to the circus

  4. Onesies

  5. Guaranteed daily hugs and kisses

  6. Share your favorite childhood books

  7. Excuse for house being a mess

  8. Ticklefest

  9. Family playtime on the bed

  10. Tiny shoes

  11. Sparklers on July 4th

  12. Jumbo crayons

  13. Jumping in autumn leaves

  14. Making snow angels

  15. Stomping through spring puddles

  16. Lollipops at the bank drive-thru

  17. Playing Candyland

  18. Little prayers that bless everything from rainbows to elbows

  19. Kissing boo-boos

  20. Cute Band-Aids

  21. Lullabies

  22. Monster repellent

  23. Dandelion fairy wands

  24. The world's greatest pretty rock collection

  25. Snuggles

  26. Juice boxes

  27. Play dough

  28. Being the smartest person on the planet for knowing the answers to all the little questions

  29. Sesame Street

  30. Sand castles

  31. The Tooth Fairy

  32. Catching fireflies

  33. Hide-and-go-seek

  34. Frog-catching

  35. Bear hugs

  36. Finding animal shapes in clouds

  37. First word

  38. First step

  39. First "I love you!

  40. First "I hate you!" (It doesn't sting as badly as you might think, because you know with all your heart it's not true.)

  41. Spaghetti-Os

  42. Tag - you're it

  43. Made you look!

  44. Got your nose!

  45. Spoons of yucky food flying into the airplane hangar

  46. Noncommissioned art on walls and refrigerators

  47. Training pants

  48. Training bras

  49. Someone to blame "that smell" on

  50. Chubby cheeks

  51. The other chubby cheeks

  52. Finger paints

  53. Best audience for your stale jokes

  54. Knock, knock - Who's there?

  55. Entertainment for boring Sunday School lessons

  56. They live longer than gerbils

  57. Excuse to leave a dull party

  58. French fry tax (paying parents their due for buying them)

  59. Kids eat free

  60. Kids stay free

  61. Training wheels

  62. Cheap personal trainer

  63. Playing make-up


  65. Simon says

  66. Personal assistant/private nurse/doctor/mechanic/gopher/stylist

  67. First day of school

  68. First report card

  69. First phone call from opposite sex

  70. First date

  71. First dance

  72. Learning to drive

  73. Sharing clothes

  74. First shave

  75. Voice changing

  76. First period

  77. Keep you current on the new math

  78. Sports trophies

  79. In-house musician

  80. Breakfast in bed;

  81. Mother's and Father's Day

  82. Family vacations

  83. Pet funerals

  84. Homemade valentines and wildflower bouquets

  85. First pimple

  86. First kiss

  87. First break-up

  88. Midnight milk shake runs (this one is very personal!)

  89. SATs

  90. College visits

  91. First real job

  92. Setting up first real apartment

  93. First car

  94. First ticket

  95. Engagement party

  96. Wedding planning

  97. First son/daughter-in-law


  99. Best friend

  100. Finally understanding God's unconditional love.

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