"Don't you get lonely at times?" That is a question I am frequently asked when I tell someone that I'm an only child. Not only do I find that interesting, I also find it quite amusing that people think being an only child is unfortunate! Are you kidding me? There's so much to rejoice about when you're the only child in your family, but of course, I say this with a sense of greed. I love, love, love, being able to have everything to myself. To exaggerate on that, let's go more into detail. Here are five reasons to love being an only child:
1. No competition exists.
In fact, only children often times have to struggle to get their parents off of their backs. With no siblings around, the attention is always on me. It has its pros and cons, but it's definitely not something to be upset about. This definitely gives more space for peace around the house and a whole lot of confidence. Thanks for loving me, and me only, mom and dad.
2. You are your parents' primary concern.
If you are the only child, your parents are always concerned with you because you are the only one they have to take care of. This facilitates getting material things when you ask for them, getting rides to certain places, and getting served what you need. The absence of competition makes everything more accessible to the only child, and it's great.
3. There is no need to share.
Share? What? With who? Being an only child means keeping everything to yourself and only ocasionally sharing with others.
4. You get a lot of space to yourself.
As lonely as it sounds, it's actually pretty nice to be able to have a whole bed to yourself, let alone a whole bedroom. The amount of privacy and space available makes everything so comfortable, there's almost nothing to complain about.
5. You get lots of "you" time.
Which is another plus. The home environment of an only child is very much peaceful which means no distractions while doing homework, working out, relaxing, and many other things that one would enjoy doing alone.
So, there are definitely some great things that come along with being an only child. Don't underestimate the wonders of being the only one!