I have 2 sisters.. we all hated each other growing up - Me and one of my sisters only became close when she got pregnant but I still would not choose to hang out with her as a "friend" and can only take her in 2 hour stints.. My husband has 2 siblings.. they fought all growing up, like physically fought.. and they still don't all like each other.. this question comes because sometimes I wonder about having another child.. my son is 3 and does not like Babies..its odd really.. he doesn't mind sharing or playing with kids older than him, but literally can't be around a baby/toddler.. also.. with our experiences growing up, would it really be THAT bad to have him as an only.. ?
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 6:25 PM on Jan. 26, 2011
Answer by MamaWolf1981 at 5:55 PM on Jan. 26, 2011
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Answer by countrygirl06 at 6:00 PM on Jan. 26, 2011
I have 2 sisters. an older and a younger. growing up my older sister and i never got along. not sure why but she never really like hanging out with me. we became closer after i had my first child. and my little sister and i have always been close. i had the relationship with her that i always wanted with my older sister. and till this day my older and little sister don't really speak. its sad. i wish we could all be close and be able to hang out and stuff. but that's kinda hard when i live in a different state then them.
Answer by Christieluv0614 at 6:00 PM on Jan. 26, 2011
Answer by Lobelia at 6:15 PM on Jan. 26, 2011
Answer by momto4girzls at 6:17 PM on Jan. 26, 2011
My sister and I weren't really at one extreme or the other growing up. We lived on a ranch in the middle of nowhere, so we didn't really have any options other than each other for playmates most of the time. So, we played together some, and did our own solitary things a lot too. We fought some, but not that much once we were upper-elementary to junior high school age. As adults we've not spent that much time living in the same state, so our not-that-close relationship has become even less close. My sister is living closer to me than she has in years, but it seems we don't have much to build on, which just feels sad.
My husband is one of five kids, and he really only has a close bond with one sister. I think it's mostly because she puts forth an effort to make it happen. She's 10 years younger than him, so he was grown up and gone by the time she was 8.
Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 6:19 PM on Jan. 26, 2011