Humor, Life

15 struggles every only child will really understand

One is the loneliest number.

1. You don’t know what it’s like to share a room with someone…until you go to college

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Sleeping in the top bunk freshman year was definitely a new experience for me.

2. There is this assumption that you must have been spoiled as a child

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Kinda, sorta, not really!

3. Every now and then you remember how it is pretty much your responsibility to take care of your parents when they get older

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Yikes! Just kidding, I know I’ll be able to handle it.

4. It can get kind of lonely sometimes

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Not gonna lie…

5. Until you remember that you have family & friends who love you

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Shout out to my huge extended family!

6. At least you know you’re the favorite child

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There’s nobody to compete with or be compared to.

7. Going to parties where you didn’t know anyone could get awkward, especially during teenage years

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Glad those days are over.

8. You’re not used to conflict because you’re not accustomed to someone annoying you all the time

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Ugh, just go along with me!

9. You’re pretty used to having to travel alone

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And while you’re at it, you don’t have to fight with anyone over deciding where to eat!

10.  You make sure your cousins will act like real aunts & uncles to your future kids

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True story.

11. At some point, you begin to enjoy your own company

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And that is a beautiful feeling.

12. You’re used to being the center of attention, especially when it comes to grandparents

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You have an extra special bond with them.

13. Growing up, you made friends with your dolls & stuffed toys

Maybe that’s where your creative spark comes from?

14. You are super grateful for your cousins, who feel like siblings

Don’t know what I would do without them!

15. At the end of the day, you feel too blessed to be stressed 

Being an only child isn’t so bad after all!