How many siblings did you grow up with?

United States
May 24, 2008 9:06am CST
I only grew up with a little sister. Her name is Emily and we are three years apart. Unfortunately we are like night and day, and we dont get along at this part of our lives. I have a baby to raise and shes 19 and still parties daily. So we dont see eye to eye. So how many siblings did you grow up witn and do you get along with those siblings?
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
24 May 08
As you know I am the oldest of seven. I have four brothers and two sisters. Which means you have four uncles and two aunts. Growing up we fought like cats and dogs. I try to be the peace maker because I hate fighting and friction. I am closer to some of my siblings than others, but I love them all and wouldn't trade them for the world.
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• United States
24 May 08
yep mom. I wouldnt be able to handle having seven siblings! Fighting like cates and dogs is a undetstatement lol!
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
24 May 08
Aren't you glad that you only had one sibling? I'm sure as time goes by that you and your sister will see more eye to eye!
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• United States
24 May 08
perhaps one day we will.
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@zz1111 (215)
• China
24 May 08
don`t grieve,dear. most sisters or brothers are the same with you,of course me too!i have a old sister named Juan.we don`t see eye to eye too!but now,we miss each other very much.because we are apart several years,she has a little lovely girl now and a happiness family. hope we all get well with our own siblings! best wishes!
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• United States
24 May 08
Thank you! Dont get me wrong I love her dearly I just dont agree with what shes doing with her life right now.
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@zz1111 (215)
• China
24 May 08
LoL.. sorry,I don`t understand your meaning correctly. good night!and thank you for your reply.
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@kykidd (6820)
• United States
24 May 08
I am the youngest of 4 children. I am close to all of the other 3, although they aren't necessarily really close to each other. We really enjoy each other's company. I don't have any children, but all of them do...so I enjoy being the favorite aunt! LOL
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• United States
24 May 08
lol that would make you the favorite aunt then? How many neices or nephews do you have? I'm glad you all get along!
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• United States
25 May 08
I am the youngest of 3 children including myself. I have the same feeling about 1 person as I do the other. I don't treat one no better than the other.
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• United States
24 May 08
I was the fortunate (or unfortunate?) only child. I liked my space and privacy, as well as unlimited playtime with whatever toys that I wanted. I wasn't spoiled by any means, but it did not create a lot of patience in me. Even though I'm terribly needy and impatient right now, I'm still fairly glad I never had siblings...if I wanted to I could take the 15 minute drive to see my three younger cousins, and that was my fill of younger kids :)
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• United States
24 May 08
right now my baby is the only child it might stay that way, but sometimes I wander if she will like it or hate me for not having another sibling.
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• United States
24 May 08
I think she'll find the bright side either way. Kids seem to adapt very well to what they are handed when they are young. I'm sure if I had siblings I would be saying how lucky I was to have them. As long as they didn't simply torment me to the point of breakdown ;)
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• United States
25 May 08
lol I'm sure your right Thanks for the support on that!
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• United States
30 May 08
I grew up with only my 1st brother. He is 3 yeras younger than me and I have a child and I take care of our family and he still smokes pot and parties all the time. We're in the same boat. We get along though because I know that there is nothing I can do about his partying and we don't live together.
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• United States
7 Jun 08
I agree I think I've came to the same conclusion. you just have to let thme do it , because they are only going to stop when they see fit!
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• United States
7 Jun 08
That is absolutely right. I have tried to talk to him over and over about what he is doing with his life and he listens to me, but then he continues to do the same thing over and over again. He respects me, but he just wants to do what he wants to do. I used to smoke and party like he does so I can't be too hard on him. He is a smart kid and he knows what he is doing and if he thinks that what he is doing is going to hurt someone else he will quit, but as long as it isn't hurting anyone and he is having fun he is going to keep on doing it. I love him though.
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• United States
24 May 08
I am the oldest of 3. I have a brother, 4 yrs younger and a sister 10 yrs younger. We all get along very well. My sister and I are complete opposites, but I think that's why we get along so well, we always have something to talk about! She's very successful and I'm still struggling to survive with 3 kids and between jobs now. My brother is also very successful with 3 kids now and he just gets along with everybody, probably because he's happy and has pretty much what he always wanted at this point in his life. Differences aside, we're family and that's the most important thing. My sister and I don't always see eye to eye because she's still young with no kids and a great job so she has trouble understanding what it's like to struggle, but she's a lot of fun, so the differences don't really matter much. Sorry to ramble on, I really like to talk about my family because they're so awesome!
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• United States
24 May 08
no thanks miller. It makes me think that I should put my diffrences aside with my sister but It doesnt happen overnight!
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• United States
24 May 08
You're right, it doesn't. But, keep working at it, you might find you get along great when you put your differences aside. Good Luck!
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• Canada
1 Jun 08
i grew up with 2 sisters, one younger and one older. i loved growing up with them. we are all in our 30's now and still very close. i couldn't imagine not having them in my life!
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• United States
7 Jun 08
hi jelly so you were middle child right?
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@Elixiress (3893)
27 May 08
I also have a little sister called Emily, but we are five years apart and are slowly starting to get on. She is at the bottom of the teenage range and I am at the top, so she is slowly becoming interested in the same things as me. At the moment I am wanting the dance mat game for the Wii and she wants it too, so we are going half each with £20, so that saves me £20. There are benefits to having a sister.
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• United States
5 Jun 08
we have something in common both of our sisters are named Emily.
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@bellaofchaos (11550)
• United States
27 May 08
My brother and I are 14 yrs apart we don't always see eye to eye but we get along and love each other very much. I usually take him for a week in the summer we watch animee and go to the comicon together and hang out and play video games. Yes I'm an adult and I do these things. LOL!! Since we live in different states when he's here it about him being here and he loves his neices and nephews. LOL!!
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• United States
5 Jun 08
hello bella I'm glad to hear that you all have a good realationship!
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@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
25 May 08
Hi There, I perosnally grew up with one sibling...an older brother. We did not get along at all when we were younger. There was fight after fight and we were definately not close. TImes have changed though as we are older now and have a good relationship. Sometimes these things just run their course and they usually work out well. :) cheers,
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• United States
25 May 08
hello Golf! I'm very happy to hear your realationships have improved!
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• United States
25 May 08
Well till I was 17 I only grew up with my sister. When I was 17 my dad remarried and his new wife came with my 2 stepsisters. So that is my story
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• United States
25 May 08
do you get along with your stepsisters?
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@stano28 (14)
• Slovak Republic
24 May 08
Just with two. With one brother and sister.
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• United States
24 May 08
same like now just me and my sister
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@syeryn (574)
• United States
24 May 08
I am the middle child of five. The boys were the oldest and youngest and the three girls were in between them. As kids, all five of us were very close. As we became adults the girls remained very close and our brothers are still close with us but they have limited time to be aruond us. Still, they'd be there in an instant if we needed them though. We all live in different cities but the Internet keeps in contact daily.
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• United States
24 May 08
Thats awesome that you all have the internet and stay in contact daily even though you guys are in diffrent cities!
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@MGjhaud (20749)
• Philippines
24 May 08
I have four siblings but I spent more time with my second brother when I was younger. My two older siblings are in different generations, they were born more than 10 years before us. When my second bro and I were still playing my two older siblings are working already.. When I came to high school, my sister took me until half of my college years. So I then grew up with her. she's 9 years older than I.
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• United States
24 May 08
wow that interesting that you all are from diffrent generations. Your sister helped raise you?
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@anujain75 (1069)
• India
24 May 08
I have a sister and a brother.Both are younger.I am the eldest.My brother's name is vinay,It means polite.My sister name is vinita.Her names meaning is a polite girl.We all are married.I have a two year old son.They both have a daughter each.
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• United States
24 May 08
I really like those names!
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• Philippines
24 May 08
we are 8 in the family and I can't live without themI bring them along in our dormitoty in med school
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• United States
24 May 08
wow! eight! mY mother had seven siblings!
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@valerie37 (981)
• Christiansburg, Virginia
24 May 08
I have one younger sister and one younger brother. We all still get along fine. That may have to do with the fact though that none of us try to tell the others how to raise their children or interfere in it, no matter how many times somo of us have probably had to bite our tongues to keep from doing so.
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• United States
24 May 08
that sounds great valerie!
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• Indonesia
24 May 08
I am the oldest of three, the only female. I'm only one and a half years apart from one brother and 6 years apart from the other. We grew up close and tell each other our stories. We share friends and we like to go out together having fun with our friends. I'm lucky to have such a close relationship with my brothers.
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• United States
24 May 08
thats great that you get along, and even better that you all share the same friends!
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• United States
17 Jun 08
I grew up with my 2 brothers and 1 sister. I got along mostly with my younger brother. Me and my sister use to fight all the time, I got along with my other brother but not as good as my younger brother. There was never a dull moment in the house...trust me. :)
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@wyomugs (247)
• United States
17 Jun 08
I am youngest of three... one brother (oldest) and one sister (middle). I USED to get along with my sister VERY well... until she "got religion." Now she condemns me for the things that she used to do, while I never condemned HER. So, it is left to me and my brother to "get along." Sadly, he's 1800 miles away from me!
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