Most of us had siblings growing up. There's all kinds of theories and talk about
'birth order' and how it affects the children later in life. Where did you place in your family order and do you think it had any impact on you?
Both my brother and I were adopted. I'm not sure about
him but I was given up before I was even born. Most likely he was too. He was 5 months old when adopted and I was 3 months...he's about
3 years older than I am. From what I'm told, the day they brought me home was one of the worst days of his life.
Geee!! I thought it more like he was lucky to be in my presence...lol There was just the 2 of us and he never did fell like a sibling to me. Sort of felt like I was an only child. But I don't feel it did me any harm to be the youngest. The only impact on my life was when I had kids of my own. Since my brother had a mean streak and made sure I knew it, I was determined that my own children would never treat each other like my brother treated me. No physical or verbal fighting. They were free to disagree but our home was NOT a boxing arena...lol I'm sure they thought I was nuts when they were younger, but now they are close and care deeply about
each other. In a way my birth order turned into a bonus for me.
you?? WHat is your birth order and if you're an only child then how did that impact your life?
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