|The oldest (Eleanor) and youngest (the Tornado) in Tampa in 2010|
Birth order is a strange thing and comes out in odd ways. My husband is the youngest of 2 and if you met him and his brother you'd think the order was reversed. J's brother is loud and always the center of attention while J is Mr. Responsible and on the quiet side until you get to know him.
I don't think mine would be too big of a shock - I'm an Only. I'm not the center of the world kind of only but I'm very much of a "my stuff is my stuff and don't mess with it" kind of only. They idea of someone going through my stuff and messing with it makes me twitchy even as an adult. I have a feeling it would've driven me absolutely crazy as a child!
The downside of being an only child is that I had no idea how bickering works. When J and I got married - me bringing in 1 child and him 2 - we had an instant large family and they spent a lot of time bickering. It took me awhile to get my head around the fact that that was normal and that it didn't mean they hated each other.
|The 2 youngest - 2010|
|The baby and the middle|
So what are you? Do you think your birth order shows in your personality?