i am a only child i didnt have brothers or sisters when i was growing up.just me myself and I. i had tea parties with my dolls the cats and the mop and broom.i learned how to entertain my self play games everything now days as an adult i am ok with haveing hrs by my self.i decided when i was young my kids would have brothers and sisters. well i dint work out like that i have 3 boys and 1 gril, when she was younger she did things like her brothers climb trees but couldnt figture how to get down.she could hit a soft ball like the boys but that after sure she made sure it wouldnt hit her first.my kids r close in age the get along most of the time. when they were small she said the boys picked on her but now that they r grown she lets them interview her boyfriends. they have to say they like them or she wont go out with them again.so not being an only child has its advantages.I am glad because they will have each other. being an only child is that great. but it tought me how to spend the times alone now that kids have left the nestit makes them not being around all the time bearable.when i get lonely here at home i know i have u ladies here in cafemom,

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Aug. 21, 2007 at 7:32 PM I have a brother. If it's possible we'll try to have at least 2.

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Aug. 21, 2007 at 7:39 PM I have an older brother, 1 younger sister and a younger brother.  There are some things I just don't want to talk about with my hubby, so I come on here at chat with the ladies.

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Aug. 21, 2007 at 8:05 PM

It's great your kis are close. 

My parents had 4 kids, 3 girls & 1 boy. Although we were close in age, we were not close in relationship.  It's even worse as adults.  There are reasons for the relationship we have that's to complicated to get into here.  Be glad your children are close. My girls were close growing up, but not so much as adults, although if one of them needed the other one, they would be right there. 

I always told my girls when they were young to remember that once I was gone, they would only have each other.  My mom passed in Dec., and now I am alone although I have 3 siblings.  I do have a strong extended family support though. 

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Aug. 21, 2007 at 8:28 PM I have one older bro. He is 6 years older than me. I used to feel like an only child. I rarely saw him growing up. He was always on the go.

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Aug. 21, 2007 at 11:35 PM

Hey girlie!  You're not the only that was an only child....I am also & the funny thing is, I married an only child as well. We have 2 beautiful children and a great extended family. My mom was one of 13, dad one of 7 and his mom was one of 8. His dad is an only child too. We would've had more children if I hadn't such a rough pregnancy. I've got one cousin who is March to Sept younger than me, he's actually a 2nd cousin, but we were always like brother & sister while growing up. But like you, I enjoy my quiet time when I get it. My kids fight like cats & dogs one minute & then are each other's best friend the next. It's crazy.

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Aug. 21, 2007 at 11:50 PM I have a brother, but we do not talk, LONG story! I have my daughter & she is great-I love her to death, but she has no siblings-it is sad!

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Aug. 23, 2007 at 3:08 PM I have 2 brothers from my real dads side that I have only met 2 times. I have one brother(RIP) from my mom and he died June 13 2003.. it gets pretty lonely but like nicolesmommy I too have my girls and my mom  and dad ...

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Aug. 24, 2007 at 12:33 AM nice point. I was an only child until 10 when my ss age 10 came to live with us.  That was hard for me as i wanted my own time alone!  I am glad my kids have each other!

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