Are you the oldest, middle, youngest or only child?

  1. Inquiring minds are curious

    I am the middle child. I have an older sister and a younger brother. I never felt that I had the "middle child" syndrome. I was closer to my brother growing up. But now my sister & I have a lot more in common and are very close. These days, my younger brother acts more like he's the oldest. My sister acts like the youngest. Me? I am still in the middle My parents? Well, they are the kids now!

    It looks like my son may be an only child. But that's cool. He'll have ALL the attention.

    How bout you?
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  3. by   Dez
    I am the youngest child. I loved being the youngest when I was a kid because I got babied a lot and got more toys an attention. But now as an adult i realize it wasnt such a great thing. Since everything was always done for me, I didnt know how to do things for myself. I struggle with responsibility and taking charge. Everthing was made so easy for me, so i thought I could do whatever I wanted and things would always work out because someone would always save me. Then I had a rude awakening when I got pregnant with twins and a failing marriage at age 18.

    Thats probably more than you wanted to know though, sorry.
  4. by   Beach_RN
    I am this oldest in this marriage...my parents have been married for 36years.. I have a younger sister.

    However, from my dad's 2 previous marriages I have an older Sister and Older brother... they my sister is 10 yrs older my brother 14yrs older, when I was young until I was 5 years old... I was the baby!
  5. by   researchrabbit
    I'm a middle kid! I get to be the peacemaker. Plus being the middle kid and not a problem child meant I got a lot more independence than most other kids I knew (not always a good thing, but since I was extremely shy and timid as a child I think this helped a lot in teaching me to be an adventurous and self-reliant grown-up).

    My dad worked for one of the major airlines and because they knew I wouldn't get into trouble, I actually got to fly alone all over the country and Canada to visit friends and relatives from the time I was in my early teens. I made my parents crazy because I'd never take a cab, I'd always figure out how to get places on the bus wherever I went, mostly because I didn't want to spend what little money I had on cabs...since I was flying on passes -- and easily bumped -- there was never anyone to meet me at the airports I flew into. I once had to spend the night in the Chicago airport ALL BY MYSELF when I was 14. Scary!
  6. by   JailRN
    Only--adopted, after they got me, they were afraid to take another. it's lonely, but I am the princess, will inherit everything, but also have all the responsibility when something happens to one of them. But I love them with all my heart, so it doesn't matter. Have found my biological families, where I'm the oldest of 4 on his side and the oldest of 11 on her side. PHEW!! No wonder I'm confused.
  7. by   alwaysthere
    Eldest here....not a picnic...but it has its moments
  8. by   eltrip
    Oldest of 4. We are 39, 37, 36, & 26. Going away to college was a working vacation for me!
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Eldest... and I fit all the book-descriptions of "OLDEST CHILD SYNDROME" ever described. I fit to a tee.
  10. by   aimeee
    I'm sorta the youngest, and sorta the only. My sister and brother are 1/2 sibs and 13 and 15 years older, respectively. So except for the pre-kindergarten years, I was the only child at home.
  11. by   RNinICU
    Right in the middle, two older and two younger sisters, no brothers. I fit the middle child profile quite well. I am the peacemaker, always trying to fix everthing for everybody. I am attrending a lecture on birth order nexy month. Hope to learn something new there.
  12. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i am the second of five and the oldest girl of two. i was spoiled because of being in the middle of two brothers and the only girl for a while.
  13. by   Jas honey
    Hi all, hope everyone is having a good day out there.....

    I am #3 out of 10 kids, my poor mama first had 5 girls, then 4 boys then another girl, all from 1951 to 1966. (she skipped 3 years from 1951-1954 while daddy was in the army) I think she had a miscarriage in there somewhere among the younger ones too. My two older sisters got to do everything, girl scouts, play instruments, have more photos in books etc,... by the time I came along, well, mom was quite busy I guess, so I had to use my imagination LOL. My dad worked for Bell Telephone all his life, and by the time we had all 10 of us running around, he was making the huge amount of 48,000/year! I think this is why I dont have any kids (cept my 4 legged ones) coz I had to babysit all of the younger ones all the time. Now, though, all of us siblings get together every august for a family picnic, and at christmas. (my mom died in 1990, and dad in 1985) wish they were still here to see us now! They grew us into wonderful people

    :kiss
  14. by   JAYNE :DANCE:
    OLDEST OF JUST US 2

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