would you rather be the only child or have a sibling?

China
June 20, 2008 6:42am CST
i grew up with a brother four years younger than me.it was hard a lot of the time because we fought constantly,but it was cool when one or both of us get in trouble because we always had someone with whom we could complain about our parents without reservation or explanation.now that we're adults,we're best friends.i miss him every day.
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@subha12 (18453)
• India
20 Jun 08
sometimes i think so. i have a older brother. he is 7 years older to me. he was protective brothers. but in single child, they get all attention and better provided. in other cases with sibling you learn to sg-hare.
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@cream97 (29166)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Well in some cases, I would rather be the only child. That way the attention could get focused on me more.. But not in a selfish way.. Then again, I would want an older brother or sister, someone whom I can interact with on a daily basis.
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• United States
20 Jun 08
There are times when I wish I was the only child, but I love having a younger brother. He is two years younger then me and we use to fight all the time, but always there for each other. Now we are older and we are really close. It's nice to have someone there to vent to about how crazy our parents being and they totally understand! I'm currently upset at him because he moving back to Indiana and I think he doing it for the wrong reasons. I'm going to miss having my parnter in crime around. ):
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
I would rather have siblings than be an only child. I don't want to be alone, trying hard to find friends and stuff. And yeah, maybe i'll have my parents full attention or no one to share my things with, fight with or annoy, but those are the things that make life a little easier. I would like to have friends. I would like to have a noisy crazy family. And i would like to have someone to look up to or someone to teach to.(^^,)
@kittenmc (465)
• United States
20 Jun 08
My brothers and I have had many of fights and got on each other's nerves, but I wouldn't trade them for nothing in the world! Since we are adults now, we are even closer than when we were younger. We have always had a strong bond. What more could a girl ask for than be loved by 5, well 4 now, men that loves you unconditionally! I don't think I would of done very well as a only child. I would have been bored out of my mind! And I wouldn't of had the protection and love as I do with all my brothers. My youngest brother and I still fight from time to time, even fist fight, but with in 5 mins or less, we are over it and feel better.
• United States
20 Jun 08
i would rather have a sibling! I was an only child for fifteen years, and I thought life was great and good, that is until I got my little brother. I enjoyed spending time with him and having a reason to do things I wouldn't normally do anymore; like watch certain t.v showes with him, and play with toys with him. It is really great having someone there to spend time with and joke with, though there are rough times, the good out-weighs the bad every time.