Most only-kids would tell you there are some down-sides to being an only child. For example, a lack of companionship, bearing the burden of annoying parents alone, and having too much pressure from your parents.
But there are also plenty of upsides – such as never having to share, and getting all the attention for yourself.
Then there are those who express their experience in a unique way; with humour. And via Twitter, so the public can share in their hilarity.
Here are the funniest tweets we’ve found on the pros and cons of being an only child:
Con: toy brands can be so insensitive:
as an only child, it always hurt to play alone with toys made by Has-Bro.
— Myq Kaplan (@myqkaplan) July 8, 2018
My parents getting me walkie talkies for christmas one year was the worst thing about being an only child
— Adam Hess (@adamhess1) December 8, 2016
Con: the attention can be a little intense:
— HELLO (@honeyimgone) July 30, 2017
— jordan shugart (@ShugartJordan) September 6, 2016
yes mom, it IS another Christmas that you are going without what you want most in life…grandchildren #onlychild #timetodrink #ugh #queerkidprobs #theonlytimeIwishIhadasibling #HappyHolidays pic.twitter.com/fGMoOO3CmZ
— Jon Wargo (@wargojon) December 24, 2017
Pro: not having to worry about other people can be so liberating:
Growing up as an only child, sometimes I have a hard time remembering everything is not about me. So I don’t.
— Emily Volman (@emilyvolman) October 11, 2013
I resent National Sibling Day. What about National Only Child Day? Oh wait that’s every day. #OnlyChild
— Jamie A. Lee (@TheJamieLee) April 11, 2016
Pro: you get to celebrate “me” all the time:
— Valerie (@MommyRandR) April 10, 2018
Being an only child means my parents thought:
(a) let’s stop, no other child we have can be better than him, or
(b) WTF WERE WE THINKING?!
— Rodney Lacroix (@moooooog35) May 5, 2014
Premium wall space is one of the many perks of being an only child. pic.twitter.com/oDKu3xy33P
— Christopher Rice (@chrisricewriter) November 23, 2017
Con: it can get a little lonely at times…but at least you always win:
I’m an only child. Shit be gettin lonely sometimes lmao be over here talking to myself. When I was younger I used to play both sides of games and take whoever wins as me ????????????
— Brianna Marie ???? ???? ✨ (@xEnoughSaidx) June 3, 2018
Is there a National #OnlyChild day? Shout out to yall who know what its like to play catch with yourself by tossing the ball up toward the bed and making a diving catch. ????
— TJ (@TJay) April 11, 2018
So cheers to being an only child – and don’t forget to thank your parents.