By pandabear93 - 04/09/2009 06:30 - United States
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I don't really see why this is an FML. Get over it, she raised you, didn't she?
Being an only child sucks. I had no brothers or sisters to play with when I was young, not even a dog. Nor toys for a matter of fact, they thought toys stifled the learning process. My parents always wondered why I'm such a weirdo. Why I talk to the wall. Why none of the neighborhood kids want to play with me. Now on holidays, my parents still complain how weird I am. I'm 43, fat, and not married.
I'm sorry for you. I think it was your parents' poor upbringing of you rather than your only child status, per se, that has caused your current problems. We are raising an only child and she is thriving. She is exceptionally popular, well-adjusted, sweet, smart, talented and compassionate. I could not be prouder of her. She has far better social skills than her dad had at that age, and I had a brother and a sister. I like to think I've improved since then, but I have no doubt that my daughter will far surpass me socially. We've always had dogs in the house, appropriate toys and made concerted efforts to make sure she had plenty of playdates with other kids. I was worried when we got the news that we weren't going to have more children, but it seems to be working out great. I hope you can figure out a way to become happier. Good luck.
Aww, Plexico, you wanted more kids? I'm sorry to hear that. However, it sounds like your only child will always make you very proud, and you're lucky to have her. Some parents have 2+ bad children that worry them to no end, steal from them, etc. So, I guess you're pretty fortunate. I again say you sound like a really good dad.
no_hullabalo, Maybe you ought to go on vacation in, oh, let's say, Taiwan. They have beautiful resorts there that are known for being very friendly and parasailing. If you try parasailing, make sure you secure your swim trunks well, because if they fall off, it will be embarrassing. That ought to make you happy. Maybe you will share some interesting stories of your trip with us.