Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2912 posts, RR: 13 Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1269 times:
Who was the 1960s comedian who used the line... "my brother was an only child." ?
Thankfully, for me, I'm an only (surviving) child and have never had to contend with sibling rivalry. I've had near brother/sister relationships with very close first cousins so I don't really feel "left out" of a larger family situation in the growing-up years, but still I can enjoy the benifits of not having some asshole brother or sister imposing. Wifey has brothers and sisters numbered four overall, and three of them are completely qualified for offing. One out of four is not a great ratio, and from horror stories I've heard from a lot of aquaintances from larg(er) families cement my happiness.
Of course I'm sure that there are many large families that not only do well, but VERY well indeed, in all family aspects. To me. though, I'm very pleasured by not having to put up with what I perceive as a lot of extra bullshit. Regards..Jack (P.S. We won't get into why there are some families shouldn't be producing ANY offspring, let alone multiples of offspring, will we?).