Welcome to the Virtual Pet List Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today. It is completely free and one of the most positive communities on the web! Come and join the fun!

Join VPL Today!
  1. Virtual Pets

    Welcome to the Virtual Pet list forum!

    We're a Virtual Pets and Sim Games Community. We have a lot of Virtual Pet Sites Owners and Sim Games Owners that frequently visit, along with Artists, Writers and Programmers that come here looking for work and games to work for. Our Artists sell art in our Art Marketplace and Programmers are allowed to sell scripts in the Programming Marketplace. We've been opened since 2011 and since then we've grown and expanded quite nicely. What are you waiting for, why don't you join today?

    Our List of Virtual Pet Sites has a lot of Sim Games listed as well. You are more than welcome to check out our directory of sites and find a new game to play. If you're still curious about a game to play, you can check out some of our Game Reviews and Interviews with Coders, Artists, Writers and Game Owners of the industry.

Big family vs. an only child

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cpvr, May 28, 2012.

  1. cpvr
    Offline

    cpvr Owner and Founder Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    28,870
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    I've always been a part of a big family, so I don't know what its like to be an only child, but I guess being an only child could have its advantages because you get all the attention from your parents or something.

    Anyways, is anyone here an only child or do you have a lot of siblings?
    join misticpets, support vpl
  2. Gabby
    Online

    Gabby Happy to help! Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2012
    Messages:
    6,921
    Likes Received:
    945
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    in a song, New York
    I'm not an only child, but for a while, I felt like it. My sister is eight years older than me. While I was growing up I felt like she was my older niece or something. I don't have any nieces or nephews. My aunt never married, never had kids, etc. Neither did any other aunts/uncles of mine. I do have cousins, but not very strongly connected with them. I'm withdrawn about my family, and I think it's because I was never raised with a lot of people. My family isn't that big, but it has its own volume I guess... :p

    My fiance is a part of a large family. Two of his great aunts had 10-12 kids. In his direct family, his mom had 3 kids (including him).
  3. SpunkiSpirou
    Offline

    SpunkiSpirou Banned Pet Game Owner Banned

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2012
    Messages:
    4,061
    Likes Received:
    144
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    North Yorkshire
    When you go back in our family tree, we're catholic, my nan came from a family of 9 kids. When she was with my granddad (hes dead now) she had 5 kids my mum was the 4th. But then my mum only had me and my sister to the same guy, and then she had Lydia to a different man.

    But I don't have many memories, happy memories, from when I was younger so I can't remember what it was like. And when I moved out I dropped contact with most of my family anyway.

    But my mate Dax comes from a family of 7 (one for every day of the week!) he's the oldest (cept he's super immature) his sis is his full sis as well, cause after those two his mum then got with someone else and had another two kids, split from that guy and then had another kid, split from him. Those three kids in the middle I might have got wrong. But now his mum is with the current guy and they've had a baby together so thats kids #6 and kid #7 is 100% non-blood related to Dax because she comes from the current guy's other like family side. And she is older than Dax. But Dax is the oldest out of the ones that he has a blood relation to.

    And I know that he hated it, but he has a bad relation with his mum he thinks shes a bitch cause she basically is, told him that years ago.
  4. Gwonk
    Offline

    Gwonk New Member VPL Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2012
    Messages:
    224
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I can't imagine being an only child. I have a pretty big family. They are also VERY loud lol. So experiencing quietness is always an awkward thing for me.
  5. Sirkowskii
    Offline

    Sirkowskii Approved Artist Approved Artist VPL Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Messages:
    1,318
    Likes Received:
    78
    Trophy Points:
    58
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    I'm an only child but my step dad has a son who is much older than I am so I have a half brother in a sense. Its just easier to call him bro or something else. I'm 17 (almost 18) while he's about 27 or 28. My parents don't pay very much attention to me. Never see my dad anymore since I told him I want him out of my life (he was abusive towards me) and my mom is always off somewhere or sleeping, step dad works all the time or is sleeping and I don't really like him at all. The rest of my family ignores me too. So I'm kind of alone which is alright since I'm used to it but it sucks sometimes.

    Many of my friends are only children so we kind of formed our own little family in a sense.
  6. The Little Tree
    Online

    The Little Tree Approved Artist Approved Artist VPL Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,073
    Likes Received:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    58
    I only have a younger sister, although my mother had 17 siblings and my biological father had around the same amount. I think a larger family is a much better experience, it feels weird to even think of being an only child.

    With that said. I stopped counting the number of cousins I have, It would serve my mind no good to even attempt. I have a couple of step sliblings I've never met, and when I say a couple, I mean... probably quite a few.
  7. Loomi
    Offline

    Loomi Approved Artist Approved Artist Pet Game Owner VPL Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2011
    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    I'm an only child! I have no siblings, by blood or by marriage. I used to get a little lonely when I was younger, not having any constant companions, but I think now I'm pretty content. I like having my own space and my own things. I'm not spoiled at all and I hate when people make that assumption. If anything, I like to share MORE than people I know who have grown up with siblings!

    Its sad that I will never be an auntie though.
  8. cpvr
    Offline

    cpvr Owner and Founder Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    28,870
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    Sharing is caring, do you agree?:thumbup:
  9. lilaj378
    Offline

    lilaj378 New Member VPL Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    my oldest daughter was an only child for 4 years... she was spoiled by 90% of my family... I TRIED to prevent this but it failed... now there's more kids (adopted ones to) and she's a self centered brat and at 20 you think she'd know better... so yeah if the issue is 1 or more... go with more from the get go... cause with one they tend to think the world is centered around them and most don't learn it doesn't.
  10. vanillaeclair
    Offline

    vanillaeclair New Member VPL Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2011
    Messages:
    819
    Likes Received:
    51
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I was spoiled silly when I was the only child, but then it could get lonely. I asked for a baby bro at the age of 10, and poof! My spoiled-ness sort of melted away because I was very willing to take care of my bro. Love the little guy so much. <3 Aww yee~
  11. lilaj378
    Offline

    lilaj378 New Member VPL Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    see there's where you're different Van, my daughter thought I should have ASKED her if she wanted a sibling as if it was a right for her not me... when her brother was born she beat him with keys and told me to take him back to the pound... for years after that apparently (I ONLY recently found this out) she abused him... she's the only one of my kids that turned out to be a little Chithead... (I still love her but man I could kick her arse)
  12. cpvr
    Offline

    cpvr Owner and Founder Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    28,870
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    That's pretty bad and I know exactly where your child was coming from, but its not up to her, its your decision. Everytime she abused the little one, she should have been put in time-out, and things taken away. I know that type of actions wouldn't fly in my household because all the kids and adults respect the baby boy, Jace. He's the sweetheart of the house, he'll put a smile on your face if you're feeling down, and also run to you and hug you if he wants to.
  13. Dawnshadow
    Offline

    Dawnshadow Approved Artist Approved Artist Approved Writer VPL Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2012
    Messages:
    706
    Likes Received:
    71
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    My Fantasies
    I have a little sister (15) and a little brother (10). I don't think that this number is the best for adults who want children though.

    Me: expected to always act responsible and never ever misbehave at all, no matter what
    Sister: always getting in trouble for stuff she didn't do and receives theharshest punishments
    Brother: can get away with murder and is a spoiled brat

    If I'm ever going to have a child, he is going to be an only child or extra care would be taken to ensure all had to listen to the same rules and restrictions. No exceptions. :K (It bugs me how often parents treat their children differently than another... *has seen other examples as well*)
  14. cpvr
    Offline

    cpvr Owner and Founder Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    28,870
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    For those that have siblings, how close are you to your siblings? Like, how any of ya'll close in age or anything? Some of my brothers and sisters are close to age with me, but I'm the oldest at 22.
  15. EugeneT
    Offline

    EugeneT New Member VPL Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Big family is always an option
  16. cpvr
    Offline

    cpvr Owner and Founder Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    28,870
    Likes Received:
    1,254
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    I don't know what I'd do if I didn't have a big family. I have so many family members across the United States and in Cape Verde. I keep in touch with all them via Facebook and phone calls really. Its really hard when you miss a lot of your family members because you haven't gone to visit them in years. That's the boat I'm in.
  17. whisperingspirit
    Offline

    whisperingspirit Approved Artist Approved Artist Approved Writer VPL Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2011
    Messages:
    378
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    Ohio
    I have a big family. I have three younger siblings, two brothers who are 17 and 5, and a sister who's 9. And that's not even counting my mom's boyfriend's kids, who are 10, 7, and 2. I'm the oldest at 19. I'm also the oldest of all my cousins too. One of my aunts have twins who are 12, another aunt has three kids that are 10, 13, and 16, and my other aunt has two stepkids who are are in their teens. Oh, my uncle also has a little girl who's 8. I'm always the go to babysitter whenever we're all together. XD
  18. Malibu
    Offline

    Malibu Approved Artist Approved Artist VPL Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    California
    I'm an only child, and it was fantastic. My parents could take me anywhere with them because there was only myself to care for, so antique stores with giant walls of glass items weren't a problem to sneak me into, same with bars. People are much more understanding if you only have one child to watch over and let you get into more places. I wasn't spoiled even though my parents were able to give me almost anything I wanted, they taught me the value of things and respect very early on. I never got lonely because I made friends with the other adults in my life- my parents friends, aunts friends, uncles friends, everyone pretty much treated me like a small adult since there were no other children to play with. It was great, and I think I turned out pretty well.
  19. FalseDelusion
    Offline

    FalseDelusion Approved Artist Approved Artist VPL Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2013
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    13
    Location:
    Canada
    Being the only child is so much pressure in my opinion.
    I have a younger sister who is around 10 years younger than me, so I sort of know what it feels like to be an only child as well as having siblings. And let me tell you, having someone else to take your parents' attention away from time to time is a godsend
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
General Discussion Family Guy Or American Dad Apr 5, 2014
General Discussion Spoiler Alert - Family Guy - Main Character Is Killed Off The Show Nov 25, 2013
General Discussion Do you have any friends or family in the armed services May 28, 2013
General Discussion Do you have any family members in other states or countries Apr 15, 2013
General Discussion LOL Family Guy Jul 29, 2012
General Discussion Did Anyone Watch The Proud Family? Jul 28, 2012
General Discussion 'Friends'/Family who only call when they want something Jul 26, 2012
General Discussion The Jacksons family having problems Jul 25, 2012
General Discussion Man saved drowning family- family leaves man to drown. Jul 20, 2012
General Discussion Paasing it forward.... family needs help! Jun 18, 2012
General Discussion Family Guy or the Simpsons Feb 5, 2012
General Discussion Your friends, associates and family are who make you who you are Mar 26, 2011
General Discussion New addition to my family, my brother Jace Mar 13, 2011
General Discussion Your Ideal Number Of Children Apr 5, 2014
General Discussion Child "kidnapped" By Hospital? Feb 26, 2014

Share This Page