It seems there are tons of boards for parents with multiple kids but none for people like me who have only one child. I think having an only child brings on a lot of different issues that parents of several kids don't experience. I would love to have a network of people to talk to who have only one child. All my friends have at least 2 kids!
You're not the only one.
And you won't be the only two, come February! ;-)Minxie
Wow! It only took 8 months to get someone to respond. I had given up.Minxie, I take it you are having a baby and he/she will be your only? And Teragam, how old is your only?
My daughter will turn five at the end of September.And you?
Minxie, I take it you are having a baby and he/she will be your only?Yes, s/he is due February 5th and all is well! At my ultrasound on Saturday, s/he was stretched out on his/her back with feet propped as if taking a nap on the couch. Quite funny to see! ;-)MinxieP.S. Three posts in one day; better slow the board down... ;-)
Count me in.My lil' one just turned 6.Mike
Hi, Mike,Welcome! As you see, there's not too much activity on this board but we're up to four Fools now. :-)Minxie
Hi everyone,My son turned 4 in June. Do you guys have an only by choice (I hope I'm not being too forward by asking)? Mine was not by choice. I was hoping for 2 but mother nature had other plans.Ali
Minxie,That is so exciting. My son looked like he was waving when I had my ultrasound. Are you not going to find out the sex of your baby? I didn't either. I loved doing it that way but for some reason I always thought I would have a boy.Do you think you know what you are having?Ali
That is so exciting. My son looked like he was waving when I had my ultrasound. Are you not going to find out the sex of your baby? I didn't either. I loved doing it that way but for some reason I always thought I would have a boy.Do you think you know what you are having?Hi, Ali,Welcome to the board, member #5! We're growing by leaps and bounds. I don't know but I am planning to find out as soon as possible. There's too much for me to do otherwise. I am pretty sure I'm having a boy, though. :-)Minxie
Originally, not as a plan; but nature decided otherwise.DD just turned 6.Mike
Just one, and never planned for more than one. He turned 15 in July. ~marcia
Mike and Marcia,Did (or do) your kids ever ask for a sibling?Ali
My daughter has never come right out and said: "I want a baby sister (or brother)." She has asked why she doesn't have one.When she does ask, we don't give the "Oh, well, we got perfection when we got you." We honestly tell her, it took years for us to finally get her, and mommy's getting too old to have any other kids.She's got a couple of friends who were adopted, and she's never suggested that we adopt. Though I'm waiting for that one to pop up.Luckily, she's got two cousins that live very close by, so she's kinda got siblings.Mike
No, he's never said he'd like a sibling or asked why he didn't have any. His two closest friends are only's and his cousin-who is just weeks younger-is an only.
Come March I will have my first and only; unless God tells me different!!!
Hello Minxie,It sounds like you have a happiness. There are so many complexities when having a baby not that I would know. I'm just an old camel-wrestler traveling through the desert with a turban. My family, the Smiths, are from the eastern seaboard-regions since the 1800's. We are big Boston Celtics fans. Many of the women have had babies over the horizons-of-note, and they are not fussy but very active! They are hands-on often enough that my brothers and uncles require vacation. One of my uncles, from Ireland, once said that a baby is like a man until it becomes clear which is which. His name is Esq. Jake Erland, Ireland-barrister. February 5th is so close to now. All is well makes for great jellybeans. My family has known the Rockefellers for thirty-years. It is nice to meet you and hear about your feet-propped-cheribin. My family always says it's a good happiness to make a great friend. My uncle taught me many things about people and wealth. He was a banker.Kindly,TYP98
Hello Marcia,It is already September this year. The leaves and suns are joys. Since family is one important matter, I've been talking with uncles and aunts. They are experienced investors, the Smiths, and are great people. My family has known the Rockefellers for thirty-years. We are big Boston-Celtics fans! We like Larry Bird. Sometimes, it seems my uncles and I are beyond inspiration during the seasons. Great to hear from you! My family's plans include vacations in Paris and Florida. My family and I have been thinking about how family affects the world. I'm just an old-camel wrestler traveling through the desert with a turban. I graduated from Columbia Law School, J.D., Honors. I also have an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, Honors. September is a lovely-joy. My uncle Mike is a business-man in Houston-and-Sweden. Mike once said that a man without a book-to-read is a sorry-soul-indeed! It is nice to meet you on the Fool! My uncle Mike is a banker-and-friend-of-mine. He lives in the North.Kindly,TYPE98
Hello Am I the only,My computer is haywire!!! YIKES!!! It sounds like I am satisfied with this fact as snacks-and-coffee are fun! With all the scary-baddies under the bridge (I was SO afraid?!), I was nearly-calling my broker-of-note in a panic-sale about larger-dragons than the DOW! I cannot believe it. My computer, an IPO-unto-itself??? How could Aunt Enderietta ever have lost-her-shirt relying on dial-up-speeds?? It must have been Ichabod-horsie and his see-saw-investing-style. Sheesh! I'm so Foolish, I invested in her banking-scheme-on-St.-Paddy's-Day. Aunt Enderietta is 80.From Omaha-Nebraska,TYP98
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