Do you prefer to have a brother or sister?

@youless (84619)
Guangzhou, China
July 5, 2007 3:40am CST
Frankly I am only one child in my family. When I was little, I always wanted to have a brother. So that he could protect me. I also liked to be taken care of.
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11 responses
@jackli (203)
• China
6 Jul 07
yeah. i don't know how i express my sympathy for u. that's a chinese's sorrow. now so does my son. huh. i have two brothers and a sister. and i think the one who has no brothers or sisters is very lonely. i protest the population regulation in china. so if i have enough money, i absolutely emigrate to other country or region. :)
@youless (84619)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jul 07
I think this policy is so ridiculous. As you know, some very poor or rich people can have more children. Nobody cares about it. It's totally unfair. I think such kind of issues should be decided by the couple themselves. Overpopulation is a serious problem, but why not this policy can be flexible. I think two children for a family is perfect. As a matter of fact, our society protectin isn't well and it's not good to have only one child for a family. The burder is just so heavy.
@jackli (203)
• China
6 Jul 07
yeah. I agree with u. having two children for a family is perfect.but i don't think i'll count on my children when i am old. i just think tow children can look after each other,and they are growing more happily together.
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
Me too I'm the only one child too and I have wishes when I was a kid and until now for some reasons I wish that I have a brother or sister for someone has to protect me or guide me in times that I needed them.
@youless (84619)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Jul 07
I can understand your feeling very well. Playing alone wasn't truly happy. I like to play with someone else.
@lynboobsy11 (11347)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
I have no other playmate except dogs and cats..
@coolcat123 (4390)
• India
6 Jul 07
I am the eldest in my family having one bro and one sis but when i was a kid that selfishness are beginning in me,watching that my parents are taking care of my brother and sister and loving them more than me made me the same. but now i am much grown up to know the reasons why parents love the little ones although the eldest are very important to them.Now i wished to have a big brother who should have helped me in everything like studying,to take to places etc...
@youless (84619)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jul 07
If my parents would have one more child, perhaps my situation would be like yours:)
• United States
5 Jul 07
When I was younger I always wanted a sister. I have an older brother, but I felt it just wasn't the same and I wanted to have a girl around...so if I were still a youngin, I would say I prefer a sister. But now that I'm older, my brother and I just get along so great. We always have, but I appreciate that so much more now - especially when I see my cousins or friends who barely if at all speak to their siblings. I wouldn't change our relationship for anyone else's, not even for the sister I've always wanted. The dynamic or our relationship would've surely been wayyy different had I had a sister. I'm very grateful that it's just us two.
@youless (84619)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jul 07
Thanks for your response. When people grow up, the siblings relationship will become better.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I only had brothers. I always thought I would have liked to have an older sister but I don't know. I would probably have been jealous of her. I was kind of jealous of my older brother so I think it would have been worse with a sister.
@youless (84619)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jul 07
It seems sisters are likely to have a negative remark.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
5 Jul 07
I am happy to say I have a twin sister and three brothers, one younger and two older. We are very close in age ie 38,37,36,36,35. My son is an only child and we are trying for another so that he does not grow up alone. We will keep trying LOL
@youless (84619)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Jul 07
You are lucky one:)
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
5 Jul 07
I only have 2 brothers and whilst growing up I wished that I had a sister, to gang up on my brothers..But really I would not want to change a thing at all.
@youless (84619)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Jul 07
Thanks for your reply.
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
5 Jul 07
i have two sister one older and one younger. i wish i have a brother too but sometimes seing my friends with brothers i am lucky not having one lol.
@youless (84619)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Jul 07
You reply sounds very interesting:)
@glra2222 (492)
• Australia
5 Jul 07
i have often wished that i had younger siblings - that way i can move out of home and become independant so my mother wouldn't be lonely. I would probably prefer to have a younger brother than a sister because i wouldn't have to worry about many things that fathers worry about their daughters. but then again the same would be true if i had a sister instead of a brother. i definitely would not want to have more than one sibling - that would just be too much to handle for our whole family. Even if i had one sibling i guess i would have to trade privacy for independence. No matter what, there will always be good and bad things.
@youless (84619)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Jul 07
But it's the same when your siblings grow up and they can leave home to be independent. You'd better go to visit your parents after you move out.
• Malaysia
5 Jul 07
I like both, but I have to choose I would like a brother because a brother will usually pamper his sister. I like being pampered :) . Actually I have three brothers and one of them is close to me. We often talk about almost everything and he likes pampering me.
@youless (84619)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Jul 07
What a happy family:)
5 Jul 07
i would love 10 brothers in stead of 2 sisters
@youless (84619)
• Guangzhou, China
5 Jul 07
Are girls just so troublesome?:)