Hoggirl Posted January 4, 2011 Share Posted January 4, 2011 If you have or are an only child, do you often get "comments" about this? I am an only child, and I have an only child. Most comments I receive are not directed to me, but I am always surprised at how many people have, for one reason or another, a negative view of only children. I have a friend who has four children. She had two and then no more until she turned 40. There is a twelve-year age gap between #2 and #3. They had wanted more but had not had any "success." So, #3 was a delight and a blessing. However, ASAP after #3 they started working on #4 b/c they thought it was imperative that #3 have a sibling close in age. Now she complains about the stress of having two littles. It's none of my business, but I don't get why it would have been SO horrible if #3 hadn't had a sibling close in age. I had a friend whose daughter had a bad experience with a college roommate b/c "the roommate was an only child" - her words, not mine. And there is the usual, spoiled, selfish, etc. Why are there so many stereotypes about only children like this? No point to this. Just curious if others kind of get their feathers ruffled about only children comments. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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