I grew up in a crazy house filled with a bunch of kids, so I kind of feel sorry for only children. Who do you play with? Who torments you? How do you escape from the watchful eye of your parents?
But I assume there are probably some advantages as well: lots of presents, lots of attention, doting parents…
I don’t know, it’s a give-and-take, I guess.
Enjoy these tweets about being an only child, whether you are one or you know one.
1. That’s a good way of looking at it.
"Basically, you have to share food just in case you need a kidney." ~me as an only child understanding siblings
— Sofiya Alexandra (@TheSofiya) March 11, 2016
2. You were definitely bored.
when i was younger, i would take handfuls of corn and throw them at my dad and yell CORN ON THE BOB HAHA only because his name is Bob and not because i was an only child who was bored.
— deck the halls w kimmymonte ❄️ (@KimmyMonte) June 14, 2018
3. Well, that’s nice.
If you are trying to decide if having kids is right for you, my son just said, "As an only child I get all your stuff when you die."
— beth, billionaire survivor (@bourgeoisalien) March 28, 2015
as an only child, it always hurt to play alone with toys made by Has-Bro.
— Myq Kaplan (@myqkaplan) July 8, 2018
5. Over it!
When I was four I came home from hanging out with my best friend and her three siblings and dramatically closed our front door, leaned against it and declared “I am SO happy to be an only child.” #NationalSiblingsDay
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) April 10, 2018
6. Half birthday?
Me to husband: What are we doing to celebrate my half birthday?
Husband: Every July 1 I’m reminded I married an only child.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) July 1, 2018
7. Just don’t bother.
Growing up as an only child, sometimes I have a hard time remembering everything is not about me. So I don’t.
— Emily Volman (@emilyvolman) October 11, 2013
8. Sounds like a hoot.
If you ever wonder what being an only child is like, just imagine 3rd wheeling your parents every day
— Dom (@dominique_1718) December 27, 2017
9. That hurts a lot.
My parents getting me walkie talkies for christmas one year was the worst thing about being an only child
— Adam Hess (@adamhess1) December 8, 2016
10. Which one do you think is true?
Being an only child means my parents thought:
(a) let's stop, no other child we have can be better than him, or
(b) WTF WERE WE THINKING?!
— Rodney Lacroix (@RodLacroix) May 5, 2014
11. No fun at all.
perfect representation of being an only child pic.twitter.com/gmP7Yh92s9
— jess ⎊ (@tonysfriday) July 4, 2018
12. The only child on the planet.
I have no siblings so my parents told me I was an only child which made no sense. there were at least 14 other kids alive when I was younger
— deck the halls w kimmymonte ❄️ (@KimmyMonte) February 16, 2016
13. A gift for you.
my parents used to get me a Mother's Day gift from my dog&if that doesn't explain what being an only child is like for me then idk what does
— sophie (@sophiewheelerr) May 10, 2015
14. Her only choice.
Mom keeps saying I'm her favorite daughter…
I'm an only child.
— Diamonde ? (@DiamondeHelper) July 4, 2018
15. Should’ve kicked it against a wall.
Being an only child was great, except for all the times I kicked the soccer ball in my house and it didn’t come back
— Yasin Osman (@yescene) January 17, 2018
Are you an only child?
If so, tell us about it in the comments. And, make sure to tell us a funny anecdote about growing up!