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


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


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


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

4. It can get kind of lonely sometimes


Not gonna lie…

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


Shout out to my huge extended family!

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


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


Glad those days are over.

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


Ugh, just go along with me!

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


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


True story.

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


And that is a beautiful feeling.

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


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!