About a month ago, China relaxed their “One Child” law. This was mainly because the country was worried about future labor shortage. I’ve also heard limited spousal candidates and waning elderly care played some part in the decision as well. Now, families are allowed to have a second child if one of the parents is an only child. Regardless of your thoughts on this policy, it did alleviate some of the overpopulation concerns, but it has led to difference concerns. The majority of families here have multiple children and the only child is an oddity to some. In China, there is a whole generation or two of only children and the oddity is someone with siblings.
There have been tons of studies done on birth order and family sizes and there are pros and cons of each. As an only child myself, I loved it and hated it. While there were activities (horses) I got to do and places I got to go because it was just me, I spent most of my life feeling smothered and asserting my independence – pretty typical only child characteristics.
This video cracks me up. It is so true. There are even “signs” I hadn’t thought of before that hit close to home.
I do have to add one to the “What people say to only children” list. For as far back as I can remember I have been asked, “Why didn’t your parents have other children? Were you just too hard to handle?” Yep!!!
And speaking of videos. This commercial first aired Sunday night during the Super Bowl. Since I didn’t watch
the slaughter the game, I missed it. I caught it tonight…ahhhhhhhh!
My teeth hurt it’s so sweet. The Budweiser Clydesdales are always beautiful and then they add wiggly puppies. Come on!!!