12 Truths For Every Only Child
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12 Truths For Every Only Child

It's just who you are.

12 Truths For Every Only Child
Dominik Martin

1. You've always wondered what it would be like to have siblings

Would you enjoy? Would you not enjoy it? You're honestly not sure. You've seen your friends and how they react with their siblings, the good and the bad.

2. You don't think you're spoiled...

But secretly, you know you really, truly are. It's not too big of a deal, though. It's just life for you.

3. You treat your best friends like family. Like really.

You've never had siblings, so you've got to find the outlet somewhere.

4. Your parents have become your best friends, too.

When you're alone in the house with just yourself and your parents, it's not hard to end up becoming super close to them. Sometimes, when you see how other kids aren't close to their parents, you're seriously confused.

5. You gained independence at a young age.

You've always had to know how to do things on your own. Their wasn't a big brother or big sister to help show you the way.

6. Your parents were over protective.

It was hard to explain to your friends why your parents would let you out late out at night, but now you know they were just looking out for you.

7. You can't decide if being an only child is a blessing or a curse.

Siblings? No siblings? Lonely? Not lonely? Spoiled? Not spoiled?

8. Your life milestones were a HUGE deal.

Birthdays, graduations, and everything in between. Whenever you hit a milestone in your life, it was usually welcomed by photos, videos, and huge celebrations. Your parents were always thrilled and in awe. Sometimes it was embarrassing, but truthfully you were thankful.

9. You've got a crazy imagination.

Day dreaming? You've got that down pat. As an only child, sometimes having a wild imagination was something that was definitely needed. It isn't a terrible thing, either. You're able to come up with vivid stories and fantastic ideas that are hard to believe for anyone else.

10. You haven't always been great at sharing.

Whatever has been in your house has always been yours. It's likely a problem you're still working on, but now it's translated into things like personal space.

11. Your childhood home is filled with... you.

Pictures, trophies, more pictures... more trophies. If someone were to visit your childhood home, they would find a plethora of things dedicated to you. While somewhat embarrassing, you enjoy the attention that you're getting. Your accomplishments have been immortalized on your home's walls and shelves.

12. Overall, you're just you.

You haven't had to compete with siblings in any sort of rivalry. You've enjoyed the sweet life of being the center of your parents attention, alone. Though sometimes it's been lonely, you likely wouldn't trade it for the world.

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