At the end of the 20th century, the average European family had 2.4 children. It was incredibly troublesome, because it was still somehow possible to find clothes of the right size for two children, but the same 0, 4 usually ran naked.
Today, up to half of families raise only one child. You are probably familiar with everything described below, if you chose the option “we give birth to one, and it’s good!”.
"ONLY ONE? WHEN IS THE NEXT TIME?”
A phrase that puts you in a bad mood. At first, you felt awkward when dealing with your unceremonious relatives and even strangers in general, and then you grew skin and learned to smile without guilt. It happened around the fortieth issue.
MOM, BUY ME A BROTHER/SISTER
You have learned to calmly respond to these child requests.
TAMARA AND I WALK AS A COUPLE
You, you are the best friend and playmate for your child. You don't roll your eyes when he asks you to play hide and seek for the hundredth time in a day.
THERE IS ONLY THE INSTANT
You enjoy every step of learning to walk/read/bike knowing that there is only one chance in your life to experience this joy with your child.
LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL
You are spared the burden of going years without sleep because you don't have to go through the stages of yelling, diapering, bottles with a new baby over and over again.
COURT REMOVES FOR MEETING
You will never have to figure out who started first in words and who in deeds. Or explain why he has a better phone, lego or backpack. Or reassure by explaining that yes, I love you all the same.
BASKET, CARDBOARD AND…
One child is much more portable than several. You do not have to acquire devices for carrying children of different ages or become a minibus driver for your own family. “Mom, we’ll be late for the music room! - No, mom, drawing first!”
ECONOMY SHOULD BE ECONOMIC
It goes without saying that one child is much cheaper. Not that it means you'll spoil him with gifts, but it's clear that you can afford it.
CHILD TO ADULTS TRANSFER
Children who grew up alone in the family, as a rule, find a common language with adults more easily. No wonder, because they grow up in a predominantly adult environment.
DID YOU ORDER CLOWNS?
Vacations are easier (and cheaper) to spend with one child, although you are probably happy to find a couple more families with children on vacation. At least not to be the only available animator, clown, sand builder.