I just keep thinking about Grumbles & Grunt’s post from Monday. It’s all about siblings. And children. And families. As those of you who read her blog know, she’s a mom to one. She herself is a single child and just doesn’t know when/if she and her husband are going to expand their family. Kind of like, “…if it ain’t broken…”
The post is here.
And, the post generated some fantastic comments that I loved reading.
So, I wanted to continue the discussion here.
Ah, sibling relationships…
We all know siblings who are literally joined at the hip. And we all know siblings who would try to break each other’s hip.
Where do you fall? Do you adore your siblings or not? Do want to have more than one child, why or why not?
I’ll give you my quick familial run down.
I’m one of six. I’ve been both the baby and the oldest sibling. (Figure that out.) I’ve even been an only child for about 8 years. I have close siblings and not-close siblings. I have cousins who stood in as siblings.
So spill it.
1. How many siblings, if any, do you have?
2. Do you have relationships with those siblings? What are they like?
3. Do you have children? If so, how many? How did you decide on that number?
4. If you are childless by choice, what influence did your immediate family have on your decision?
5. If you are childless for other reasons, do you want children? How many? Why?
What are your feelings on sibling relationships?
What are your feelings regarding having more than one child?
Thanks for sharing, sweet blog readers.
1. I have five siblings. None are “biologically full” but I’d never in a million years call them “half” siblings. Ever. I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
2. I have regular (I talk to them nearly every day) relationships with 3 out of the 5.
3. I have kids. Two. The first we wanted desperately. The second was the best surprise of our lives. We knew we wanted more than one, we just didn’t know when we wanted the second.
As I said on Grumbles & Grunts blog, at best I hope that Lila and Vivienne are best friends. At worst, I hope they can get together and complain about me and be cordial to one another.
I didn’t have Vivienne for Lila — even though I truly think sisterhood is pretty incredible. As selfish as it sounds, both of those ladies were for Craig and I. If they just so happen to end up being uber-good friends later on in life, well, that would be great, too.