Here I go again...

@OURDEW (4812)
United States
June 2, 2007 1:32pm CST
Would you rather... Be an Only Child or Have Ten Siblings? I think I would rather have the ten siblings. I'm not sure though. How about you?
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• United States
2 Jun 07
I think I would rather be an only child! I had a sister growing up and she beat on me all the time. I can't stand her still to this day. She thinks she is better then everyone else and she always has to compete with whatever we do. I actually have a few friends that I consider a sister more then her. I am a firm believer that family should stick together except in her case which is sad to say!
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I'm sorry that you had a sister like that. Is she older than you?
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• United States
2 Jun 07
Yes by 3 yrs. When she turned 18 I had her arrested for battery. Of course they dropped the charges because it was family, but she did have to pay $50 to get out of jail. She never hit me again after that. I am not talking about a simple hit....she punched me so hard in the middle of my back that I lost my breath. She use to throw chairs and the vaccuum cleaner at me too when I was younger. My mom couldn't control her and was scared of her too. To this day you can drag me around by my hair and it doesn't phase me one bit. She use to do that when I was younger too...I good go on and on...lol
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• United States
2 Jun 07
and now I can't type....lol correction: I could go on and on....
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@pyewacket (44037)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I was an only child and I hated it...yet oddly enough all my friends thought how lucky I was NOT to have siblings since they said they were always fighting...I don't know if I'd want ten siblings, but certainly would have liked to have had a few
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
2 Jun 07
My best friend was an only child and she use to tell me how lucky I was to have a brother.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I was an only child and always wanted either a brother or sister. I guess that I would have to say that I would want the siblings. I guess the grass is always greener on the other side!
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
2 Jun 07
That is so true. I'm sure anybody with many siblings would say an only child.
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@AmbiePam (48646)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I have a sister, and we argue, but I'd rather have 10 siblings. My dad is the 15th of 16 children. You should see them all together. They are so happy to see each other and they would help one another at the drop of a hat. I know my dad gave a job to his brother when he was unemployed, one of his brothers sent him and my mom a check when he knew they were facing hard times...
@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
3 Jun 07
Wow 16 children that is so cool that they are so close.
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@AmbiePam (48646)
• United States
3 Jun 07
Yeah, I think it is too. When my cousins or when my sister got married, half the church was family! lol
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@Gumball (793)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I'm an only child but my parents were from larger families. I've seen both sides of it and from my point of view I'd like to have had some brothers & sisters. Don't know about wanting 10 (my mother was one of 10) though. :)
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
2 Jun 07
How did your mother like having ten siblings?
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@ElicBxn (60808)
• United States
2 Jun 07
I'd much rather be an only than to have 10! I'm one of 3 & that works, but I don't know about 10! Unless I was one of the younger ones.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
3 Jun 07
I guess being a older sibling of 10 would be a lot of work.
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
6 Jun 07
I do not want to be alone. I prefer to have ten siblings (which I do). With my siblings, I can play, fight and argue with them non stop and etc. By the way, I come from a big family...10 of us. It is FUN!
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
7 Jun 07
You really have 9 brothers and sisters. What number are you?
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
7 Jun 07
I am the youngest. My mom get married when she was just 14 (can you believe that???). She got her first baby when she was 16.
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
7 Jun 07
wow, thank you for sharing.
@Fulton (219)
• South Africa
7 Jun 07
I would have to say the ten siblings, because I would have liked to not b an only child. My grandmother had, believe it or not, 13 siblings, of which she was the last to pass away about 2 years ago. Goodness me, if I had to think of my poor great-grandmother, how sorry I feel! It's no wonder she passed away in her early 40's. How many children do you have, ourdew? - Ronelle Fulton, South Africa
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
7 Jun 07
Wow, 13 siblings, your poor greatgrandma. I couldn't even think of having so many children. I have one son and two step daughters and two step granddaughters.
@Fulton (219)
• South Africa
8 Jun 07
Sounds like a lovely family.
@MJLami (1173)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I grew up with 4 brothers and kept begging my mother to have a sister. I would have liked a few sisters to balance out all those brothers with!
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
7 Jun 07
4 brothers is a lot. I had one brother and wanted a sister. lol
@derek_a (10902)
3 Jun 07
I grew up the only boy with 3 sisters and I wouldn't change it. If I had ten siblings, I wouldn't mind that at all. I think I would prefer that then being an only child. I may have argued with my sisters from time to time, but I wouldn't change any of them :-)
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@OURDEW (4812)
• United States
3 Jun 07
I think everybody argues sometimes. I'm sure your sister wouldn't trade you either.:)
• Canada
19 Jun 07
I would rather 10 siblings than to be alone growing up , except for my parents it would be awfully lonley with no brothers or sisters ...
@sacmom (14316)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I think it would depend on the situation. I only have one sibling (she's older by 2 1/2 years) and I don't keep in contact with her. In high school she was a b*tch to all that wasn't in her circle of friends (I had a couple of friends who didn't believe me until they saw it for themselves:P) and this is basically how she treated me all my life. She disowned my mom and my mom's side of the family when we were teenagers after my mom and her had a falling out and I've only seen my sister once after that (just for the record, I made the first move). I am okay with it being this way as I gave up on trying to be my sister's friend a looong ago. Even though I don't have 10 siblings, with things as they were in my family I would have preferred to have been an only child.
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@BrainTeaser (1430)
• Pakistan
3 Jun 07
Hmmm i guess i'll rather prefer to be in the family of ten or more siblings the more the better its actually quite fun and as i don't like loneliness i'll prefer more people around me every where and i am planning to have a team of my own with reserves aswell after marriage :D.
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