The only child!

@wishjui (271)
India
January 2, 2013 12:56pm CST
I am the only child of my parents.Most of the time I liked my situation.My parents gave me all their attention and love and till date they are very much caring but sometimes I feel and wish that how it would feel having brothers and sisters! I know I am enjoying everything 100% still feel a vacuum. There are incidents of sibling jealousy/rivalry but there are many good examples too, in fact in most cases I see love ,bonding and affection ! Friends share your experiences and enlighten me.
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• United States
2 Jan 13
I only have my daughter but on her fathers side she has three brothers she never gets to see. she almost grew up with one until the father was deported. Then I moved and we came back 8 years later. but,now she has only herself and that I really wish never happened. I see her miss out on so much being a single child. she is very very close to her cousins though.
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@wishjui (271)
• India
2 Jan 13
Hey!! I can feel her pain.Once having sibling and then loosing them is really tough.Thanks for sharing.
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• China
3 Jan 13
I am also the only child in my family, now i work in another city which is far away from them, but I will let them live with me in the coming future, because only in this way, can i take care of them in person. They give me their full love so i will do the same.
@wishjui (271)
• India
3 Jan 13
Thanks echo for sharing.
@ashu770 (36)
• India
3 Jan 13
Being only child of parents is really very tough because your parents get very possessive for you. Every time they are worried about you and your where about. If u do not have siblings u start getting frustrated staying alone. You do not get the habit of sharing your stuff and feels something is missing in your life. You feel complete when you have siblings,they complete you.
@wishjui (271)
• India
3 Jan 13
I fully agree.Thanks.
• Philippines
3 Jan 13
I've heard of this before. Yeah, it seems like living with siblings is fun but they also think about being an only child, not because they hate their siblings, but because they wish to be showered with love and kindness from parents. I'm not an only child. I love my brothers ands sister, but there were times when I thought about being an only child -- I'd get all the toys, my mom would pour her attention on me when I get sick, blah blah blah... but it's also important to appreciate what you already have now. My brothers were fun to be with. They helped me a lot of times, and they provide support to whatever I wanted to do. You should appreciate what you have because what you're not aware of is that those people with siblings are also fantasizing about being an only child, imagining things that you already have.
@wishjui (271)
• India
3 Jan 13
Very true! I fully agree with you frontvisions101.Thanks for sharing.
@BigMoney25 (1129)
• Philippines
2 Jan 13
Well it will depend on how your relationship with your brother or sister will be. Well if its going to be like you-protect-me-I-protect-you type of relationship then that would be tremendously awesome. But if you do not like each other because of different qualities and interests then it would be much hard to deal with a sibling I think.
@wishjui (271)
• India
3 Jan 13
Yes, that is one of the negative aspect and I have seen many getting ruined by their siblings... well lets see the brighter side of it.Thanks for sharing.
• Jacksonville, Florida
2 Jan 13
I'm sorry, that you didn't have siblings growing up. I did and I am glad I do. We are pretty close, we all get along pretty well now a days and we love each other very much! My younger sister and I are the closest and we have been best friends all of our lives. We had our own bedrooms but we shared one bedroom just because we wanted to be together! Lol. We were really close. I think I would be lost without my siblings and I would not like to be an only child at all. I made sure to have more than one child for that same reason, I didn't want them to be lonely.
@wishjui (271)
• India
2 Jan 13
I envy you.You are lucky.May God bless you.Thanks for sharing.
• Philippines
2 Jan 13
My sister has only one child and she's a teen now. She prefers to be in her situation now than have many siblings. We are seven in all and we fight a lot when we were kids. Mostly about house chores but now that we've grown, we look at each other like the best of friends. I must say that my parents have their favorites and I am not one of them but it's ok since I can feel that they love also love me. But we were not allowed to have things we wanted because we're many and most of my things before are hand me downs.
@wishjui (271)
• India
2 Jan 13
I can imagine your situation Greenthumb018! Still you have siblings to share your good and bad.Thanks for posting.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
2 Jan 13
Some kids enjoy being the only child while they are small and then slowly they realize how sad it is being the only child as they grow up. I agree that there are times in our lives that we need companionship, someone to talk to and share our feelings- and that's the benefit of having siblings around. Though you have friends- it's still not the same if you have brothers or sisters whom you can run to anytime you want to talk or express your emotions.
@wishjui (271)
• India
2 Jan 13
you are right jaiho! Thanks foe sharing.Keep posting.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
2 Jan 13
i am an only child and i still hate it! i see the bonding that our two daughters have and that my hubby used to have with his siblings, i still wish i had that.
@wishjui (271)
• India
2 Jan 13
Thanks Cher913.Though I do not hate the situation of mine but of course wish to have siblings.Keep posting.