Regina - posted on 02/14/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
I grew up as an only child throughout adolescence. My mom was 41 when she had my little sister and I was 20 by that time. I must say that although I wanted a sibling I never felt like a social pariah, I have always been responsible and trustworthy and I can function without always being the center of attention. Not to say that I didn't have some things that others didn't have but I was never spoiled rotten and learned moderation. My experience as an only was a good one and I had a wonderful, loving extended family of grandparents, great grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. My daughter is 2 1/2 and I am constantly getting the "u don't want an only child" statement but my philosophy is if that's the way it turns out that's the way it will be, I turned out ok.