You are now grown up and it is hard to forget what it was like when you were growing up in the house as the only child. You wished you had siblings around who would have helped you see the world in a different light. But such is life. Being the only child must have come with its nightmares and splendors. Here are seventeen facts about being the only child at home.
1. You are the only one your parents have to call upon.
You seem to be the one that has to do everything for your parents. You are their only hope when it comes to taking care of their needs.
2. You don’t seem to grow up in anyone’s eyes.
No matter how old you are, you are regarded as the child and referred to as one.
3. You learn to be alone.
Sometimes, your time is your own. You do not have anyone to call upon and suddenly you appreciate solitude.
4. You seem to be overly cared for.
Even when you are not spoiled, you somehow seem to have abundance of those items you truly desire whether they are emotional or physical.
5. You are not so comfortable with sharing.
Sharing is not your thing. You do not need to share. Your possessions are yours, so why would you let anyone else use them?
6. You will always be considered to be spoiled.
People will think you are spoiled anytime you tell them that you are the only child.
7. Your parents call you a lot.
Well, it may just be a protective instinct by your parents, but your mom in particular will be happy to call you as many times as possible even in a single day.
8. Your grandparents spoil you.
You will have grandparents who are overly concerned about you since you are the only one who can be recipient of their advanced love and care.
9. You spend a lot of time with your parents.
There is no one sharing this task with you, but that’s okay because you are happy to be there for your parents—most of the time.
10. You seem to be the future hope of your parents.
The sole responsibility of continuing your parent’s lineage falls on you. This can be a lot of pressure.
11. You never have the opportunity to blame anyone for your mistakes.
If there was something that went wrong in the house and was caused by you, you just had to take the blame alone. There was no one else around to blame.
12. You find it hard to make a fine line between friends and family.
You sometimes take friends for family, and this could become eccentric as friends can’t figure out why you actually treat them like family.
13. You had less embarrassing moments as a kid.
There was no one in the house to tease you, give you a nickname, or make fun at you.
14. You are awkward around kids.
You seem to be more comfortable with yourself and adults rather than being with kids. Because in a real sense, you are still a kid to a lot of people.
15. You are mediator between your parents when they fight.
Your parents would fight to get your love and support. But beyond that you will be the one to help mediate during any of their battles.
16. You really wish you had someone to play with while growing up.
You had to play alone. And while this may have been fun since you had all the toys and video games to yourself, you sometimes wished you had someone you could play with.
17. You are really terrible at babysitting.
No matter what age you are, you’ll always suck at babysitting.
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