An only child but bro's and sisters would have been quite nice

(53 Posts)
lovelymumof4 Mon 24-Feb-14 18:29:57

I'm an only child and grew up having a nice childhood, although i often wished i had brothers and sisters to play with, or me and maybe one other. I think it explains why i had my four little darlings! I'm hoping they all only have one child each though as i don't fancy cooking for 16 grandkids when they all descend on me for Sunday lunch in years to come!!

fruitloop84 Mon 24-Feb-14 19:10:17

What is the point of this thread please?

lovelymumof4 Mon 24-Feb-14 19:59:13

I was just making conversation my dear.

Spherical Mon 24-Feb-14 20:11:12

In one child families section? Oh well.

Stockhausen Mon 24-Feb-14 20:13:36

To make us all feel guilty?

canyourearme Mon 24-Feb-14 20:17:01

My dh feels the same as an only. We have 4. I am 1 of 3 and would have liked to have been an only!

Spherical Mon 24-Feb-14 20:17:04

Shall I tell you about how much I hated being one of four children or would that be insensitive?

sonlypuppyfat Mon 24-Feb-14 20:18:38

My mum is one of ten and she and all her brothers and sisters all went on to only have one child each. And as an only child myself I've had 3 kids. The only thing I hate about being an only child is that everyone thinks you were spoilt, I wasn't!

lovelymumof4 Mon 24-Feb-14 20:37:30

Not trying to make anyone feel guilty, just merely pointing out that i am an only child and it was okay.

lovelymumof4 Mon 24-Feb-14 20:40:08

I wasn't spoilt either, but kids at school thought i was, so annoying!

sonlypuppyfat Mon 24-Feb-14 20:46:48

I know you weren't trying to make anyone feel guilty some people like to look for a row.

Stockhausen Mon 24-Feb-14 20:52:37

Not looking for a row, just sensitive when people say how Having siblings would be nice or other thinly veiled digs

sonlypuppyfat Mon 24-Feb-14 21:03:16

Sorry must be thick skinned but where is the dig.

canyourearme Mon 24-Feb-14 21:08:21

I cant see a problem with op either.

Spherical Mon 24-Feb-14 22:06:36

Here is the insensitive bit for those who couldn't spot it: i often wished i had brothers and sisters to play with, or me and maybe one other.

lovelymumof4 Mon 24-Feb-14 22:14:04

How is that insensitive ? I was an only child, that's why i put the thread in one child families.

sonlypuppyfat Mon 24-Feb-14 22:22:33

lovely I think we are both completly lost on this confused

lovelymumof4 Mon 24-Feb-14 22:24:49

Yep we sure are!

Misfitless Mon 24-Feb-14 23:05:16

Spherical, it wouldn't be insensitive if you want to post about it.

lovelymumof4 Mon 24-Feb-14 23:11:54

Here here, Misfitless.

lovelymumof4 Mon 24-Feb-14 23:13:29

Don't think i was being insensitive in the slightest. Some people.

midnightagents Mon 24-Feb-14 23:28:24

It's a fact that many only children sometimes feel lonely and want someone to play with. It's not insensitive to point that out. They might hate the reality but it's a fact that they sometimes wish for it.

bluebeanie Tue 25-Feb-14 06:13:39

I'm with fruitloop. Sorry, I don't get it. I know you're any only child, but I guess this bit is mostly for people with one child. Some people don't have an option to have more. Posting about having your 'four little darlings' because you were an only and wanted siblings, may seem like to some a little hurtful perhaps?

Parsnipcake Tue 25-Feb-14 06:35:15

I'm an only child and hated it so I had loads of children - I foster. I have no foubt that my children resent being one of many sometimes - no-one has a perfect life and there is no combination of perfect family. The main reason I hated my childhood is that my parents were more interested in smoking and arguing than entertaining me or helping me with friendships, it wasn't that being an only child is bad per se. But I had to spend a lot of time reAding. Not that I didn't like it, there just wasn't much else to do. My DH had siblings, but he didn't get on with them, so he too spent a lot if time reading.

Why get sensitive about this stuff?

lovelymumof4 Tue 25-Feb-14 12:38:51

Exactly, why get sensitive about it or offended. I only started a light-hearted thread. Wasn't meant cause upset to anyone.

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