What is your position in the family.... 1st child, 2nd child ect...?

@tjades (3592)
Jamaica
May 22, 2009 11:25pm CST
Counting the kids in wedlock I am the third child in my family. If my eldest sister is counted then I am the fourth in the family. I love the thought of being third more than I do of being fourth. Somehow it just feels better. I like my position in the family. I am both a big sister and a little sister so I get to enjoy both worlds. What is your position in your family? Do you like where you fall?
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@kometer (151)
• China
25 May 09
I'm the only child
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@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
26 May 09
Thanks for sharing kometer.
• United States
23 May 09
I am the only child. My parents divorced a looooonnnnnggg time ago so there were going to be no brothers or sisters for me! LOL :) I have always wanted brothers and sisters though. When I am married, I want to have a big family. I want my family and extended family to be very close that is something I will defenitly insill in my children. Family is very important to me.
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
26 May 09
I don't envy you Bailey. My nephew is an only child (for his mom)and as much as we try it is tough going for him when there are no other kids around for him to play with. He has brothers and sisters by his father but he very rarely sees them. His mother is pregnant now and he cant wait to have a baby brother or sister. he is already very family orientated and is usually excited about seeing his siblings. I cant imagine being in the shoes of an only child. Thanks for sharing
@MyzDy19 (919)
• Philippines
23 May 09
We are four and I'm the 2nd. Yeah I like my position. I think based from my personality it's just right for me hehehe ^^
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@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
26 May 09
Thanks for sharing MyDy .
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
23 May 09
I'm the first of 5 and I guess I never really put too much thought into it. I guess it can be both good and bad. As the oldest you tend to have alot of responsibilities. Taking care of your younger sibilings. Plus your parents depend on you more than the other kids. As for the good of it at this time I can't think of anything.
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
26 May 09
I think being a first child can be really stressful especially in your case where there are a number of siblings and you are expected to bear certain responsibilities. My sister who is also the first of five would no doubt agree with you whole heartedly as well. Thanks for sharing
@my125125 (822)
• Malaysia
23 May 09
I am the same position in family as you, the third child in the family, and I like it too. I have two big brothers and a youngest brother below me, and my wife also is the third child in her family too.
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
26 May 09
Hmmmmmmm. Two third place children who got married. That is interesting. When we were kids there was a little song we used to sing about the ostions in the family. I remember we would say... "Third gets the golden bird." I always liked the idea of that.
@psyche49f (2511)
• Philippines
23 May 09
I was the youngest in the family, but I now realize I had greater responsibilities then than my older siblings. In fact, when my parents became real old, my two folks had to stay with us for years as my two older siblings are not capable of supporting them physically and financially...I had more resources then. So when my parents passed away, then my brother, there are just the two of us left...me and my oldes sister. But just the same my sister's life has never stabilized, the way it should be. And my greatest fear is when it's her turn to get sick. I hope by that time her children will be financially able to support her.
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
23 May 09
Hi Psyche . Your life seems a twist to the norm. I can sure understand that you may have felt pressured. Thanks for sharing
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@Maryam27 (412)
• Pakistan
25 May 09
I am the 3rd one, and yes I have 4 siblings so i come in the middle. Well sometimes i hated it from the beginning and I still do coz at times I feel the elder child gets more attention as he/she is the ELDER and the younger most gets all the love and whatever he/she wishes for by saying that he/she is just a baby and somehow the middle child is always the one to suffer in between. They don't get the importance like the elder child does and not the love that the younger one gets. But my little siblings love me so much that I am not offended by it anymore :D lol
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
26 May 09
That is good Mary. I feel as if sometimes I was past over where the attention is concerned as well. I guess I learned to deal with it somehow. Happy mylotting
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
25 May 09
I am the oldest child in my family. There are several years between me and the rest of the children. They grew up together and are close. I am more of a loner. I have never felt connected to them.
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
26 May 09
My older sister says she feels that way too. She thinks her three sibling sisters were able to grow up together and bond. We are all still pretty close though. Thanks for sharing