You Know You’re An Only Child When…

You Know You’re An Only Child When…


A child eats a muffin by herself.

There are pains some people will just never understand and being an only child is one of them. Those who have been blessed with siblings will never fully understand what being a lonely—oops, I mean only child— is like.

From the never-ending boredom to the occasional mental breakdown, being an only child is no easy feat. If you can relate to any of these, you know what it’s like to wish and pray for a sibling.

You know you’re an only child when…

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Your parents are strict because you’re the only one they have to focus on.
With no other brothers or sisters to focus on, your parents are definitely going to spend all their time making sure their only child doesn’t become a no-good bum. This means early curfews, knowing each and every single one of your friends’ phone numbers (“just in case”) and if you have a mother like mine, things can get as drastic as having your iPhone tracked. I don’t have a sibling, so no fun for me.

Natalie Portman screaming, "That's not fair!"

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People automatically think you’re spoiled.

If you’re an only child, you have without a doubt been told, “You’re an only child? Oh my gosh, you must get everything you want!” Definitely not. Nope. Not even a little bit. And forget about receiving a fair amount of financial aid. “You have no other siblings in college? Oh, then your parents must be able to afford college!”

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You liked playing with friends who had a lot of siblings when you were younger.
Let’s just say playing “house” is a whole different experience when you actually have other people in the house.

Daenerys from Game of Thrones saying, "They're my babies."

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You swear you’re going to have a million children.
Maybe not a million, but definitely not one. What kind of parent would you be to put your child through the same hardships you went through? That child must have at least one sibling!

Jess from New Girl says, "I'm always in the wrong place at the wrong time."

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You have no one to put the false blame on when you do something wrong.
You’ve seen the professionals do it—the Tanner sisters of Full House, the Banks children of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, the Hennessy kids of 8 Simple Rules; there’s no denying that when you’ve done something worthy of a grounding, the best thing to do is blame the nearest sibling. Only children, unite. We must take the fall together.

Snape from Harry Potter shouts, "Silence!"

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Family members have no one else to annoy at family gatherings but you.
“Do you have a significant other yet? What’s your major? Oh… do you really think you’ll make much money with that…? Well… as long as you’re happy, I suppose. You look great, by the way! Putting on a little weight, though…” If only I had a brother for you to pick on too…

Rachel Bilson says, "You're probably my best friend in the whole world at the moment. No pressure."

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And maybe the best way to know you’re an only child… your best friends are your siblings.
Where else are you going to get the crazy, frustrating and most importantly, unconditional love you missed out on? Your best friends have become the people you annoy, the people you mooch off of, the people you adventure with and of course the people you trust with your life. They make you think for a split second that being an only child isn’t that bad.

Are you an only child too? If you have anything to add onto this list, let us know with the hashtag, #CampusCropChat on FacebookTwitter or Instagram!