Being An Only Child Essay

Would I recommend having only one kid? Do I think that it would hurt a kid to not have siblings? I get this question a lot from people who don 't know what it 's like to be an only child and are trying to decide whether they should have one or more children. Here 's what I tell them.

My Experience With Being An Only Child

I Wanted A Sibling When I Was Young

I remember begging my parents to have another kid. I didn 't understand the process of it all, but I can remember standing at kitchen table crying, looking at my mom, and asking her to have another kid. In the moment, I wanted a brother or sister so bad that it hurt. But, that only happened a couple of times. The rest of the time I was pretty content. Moreover, there were only two reasons
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And that was when I started to realize that being an only child was a little weird. I was the only only child I knew.

I had one friend who was extremely close to her two sisters. They were all alike - fierce, strong, gorgeous, and confident. They lifted each other up and had each other 's backs. For a while, I wondered if I had missed out on something.

I had another friend who was also close to her siblings - two sisters and one brother. They weren 't as united as my other friend 's family, but they spent a lot of time together. Because I was so close to this friend - and lived with her for a long time - I got to see how nice it was to always have a sibling to depend on. But, in a way, it was no different than having really good friends. The only difference was that you had known the person your whole life and had a lot of shared memories together.

During that time I became friends with another girl who hated her sister and tolerated her brother. They were all completely different according to her. I still don 't know anything about her sister and her brother was a cynical, depressed guy. Then, I wondered how hard that would be to have family that you barely you spoke to or related
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I didn 't have to compromise with anyone - unless it was with my parents. But, if my parents asked me where I wanted to go, and I said Bullwinkle 's, there was nobody else to roll their eyes and say they wanted to go somewhere else. We went to Bullwinkle 's.

But, despite what some people may believe, I do know how to share and compromise. In fact, I consider myself very good at those things despite not having a lot of practice at it.

And lastly, I know that if my parents die before me, there will be no fighting over who gets to keep what. I get it all. And I 'm grateful for that. I get to keep the things that mattered most to them and me. I get to decide what happens to their house. I don 't have to compromise with anyone or worry about what anyone else thinks. And I got to say, I 'm grateful that I will be able to grieve in complete peace like that. I should add that I will still have the support of my husband and best friend, so I won 't be alone in the process.

For Me, Being An Only Child Is Pretty Great

I guess one thing I don 't have is the ability to have someone back me up about childhood memories. It 's my word against my parent 's word now, and they always win out because I don 't feel like arguing with them - even though I 'm pretty sure I 'm

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