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13 things you'll know if you grew up as an only child

“You’re an only child? That explains a lot.” OH DOES IT?

1. Your imagination was the best (and only) company

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You weren’t alone! You had Mr Bear! And the dog! And Melinda, the girl who lives at the bottom of the garden!

2. And you felt personally victimised by games requiring two or more players

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Rude.

3. There was no one to blame for any mischief you got up to in the house

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You chanced blaming the imaginary friend one time but… no dice.

4. And sometimes you felt like a bit of a third wheel with your parents

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Here are your parents, out for a lovely meal in a nice restaurant… and you.

5. You truly treasured your cousins

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Built-in friends :’)

6. Sure, it took you a while to understand the concept of sharing…

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You got there eventually, you just needed more help than most.

7. …But not all only children are Veruca Salts

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Give our parents some credit.

8. Sometimes, you wished for siblings

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Being the only kid at family functions was DULL AS HELL.

9. But you enjoyed being your parents’ favourite anyway

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They had no choice, but sshhh. Let’s pretend otherwise.

10. You were never 100% sure how to react when your friends fought with their siblings

Is it a joke, or real? Do I wade in or let them at it?

11. That knowing look people give you when they find out you’re an only child

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“Oh, that explains a lot.” DOES IT, YEAH?!

12. And people telling you you’re “so lucky!”

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How though. Please explain.

13. But you know you’re not spoilt*

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*Well, maybe a little bit. But aren’t we all?

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