There were never such devoted sisters…
All kinds of weather we stick together
The same in the rain or snow
Two different faces, but in the right places
We think and we act as one…"
Really? Most of the sisters I knew fought like cats on a hot city night. It seems to me that opinions about only children are based on medieval fairy tales. Cinderella, poor dear, had stepsisters, not blood sisters. There they are, those miserable only children, wearing sackcloth and ashes, and feeling sorry for themselves. “They” say, “You don’t want your baby to be lonely; you should have another.” As a matter of fact, who ever said that siblings could or would keep you from feeling alone? My only child found sisters in her friends and sister-in-law. How did she manage that since only children are purported to be emotional cripples? (By the way, Charlie Sheen is NOT an only child.) It’s pretty simple. My daughter learned about nurturing and maintaining relationships at home…where most things (both good and bad) are learned. My daughter’s “sisters” aren’t in competition for mom and dad’s approval, so they can be totally present for one another when it counts the most. As the saying goes, you can’t pick your relatives, but you can pick your friends…who are often more and supportive than relatives when the chips are down.