Truthful Tuesday 16th August: my response

My question this week was:
Are you an only child or do you have siblings? Would you prefer to be the opposite to what you are?

I am the youngest of four having two brothers and a sister. I am closest to Bro in NZ, but over the past couple of years, Other Brother has been in contact more often though my sister and I have little in common, and apart from birthdays (if she remembers mine) and Christmas, no contact at all.
I grew up with Bro and Sis, OB having gone with his Dad when he and my Mum divorced. He sought her out though and was a regular visitor, though it took some working out from a young age as to who he was and why he didn’t live with us.

Would I have liked to have been an only child? I don’t think so.
My childhood may have been so different and I consider myself extremely lucky to have had the one I did. I had friends who had no brothers and sisters who always seemed to like to play at our house. As kids we were allowed to have fun and get dirty, but one friend in particular wasn’t and her mum used to get quite angry if she scuffed her shoes or marked her frock.
I had my sister’s hand me downs and when I grew out of them, they were given to the family next door as there were 6 kids there, four of them girls.

We used to watch The Waltons and I loved the family closeness they had. Real life wasn’t like that, and I suppose the closest I got was saying goodnight to everyone at bedtime.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Truthful Tuesday 16th August: my response

  1. Sadje says:

    Life is never like the one portrayed in tv shows or movies!

  2. As a kid I used to think The Waltons were a real family. I’m an only child and longed for 6 brothers and sisters, but sadly this never happened. My mum always said that I was enough, but frankly I think I’d put her off having any more children, lol.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Life’s funny isn’t it. I was the youngest of six, originally nine but three didn’t survive. I had the best or the worst of both worlds. I was part of a big and loving family but I was ten years younger than the next girl and eight years younger than the next boy so a lot of the time I was like an only child.🤪🤪🤪

  4. Carol anne says:

    Glad your close to your bro in NZ! That is nice to have that closeness!

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