Joy of many siblings

Pleasantly surprised to find this photo in my lau-beh (old) Canon A10. My #3 had taken this photo of #2 and #5. *heart melting* Such adorable and natural siblings bonding.

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Sometime ago, I also found this photo in the camera. It is just a pic of slippers. But these slippers belong to my #1 and #5. Such a huge difference there – a gap of 13 years.

slippers

And it makes me wonder. All my 4 older siblings are much, much older than me. Like the differences in the slippers. Have I missed out any joy in having siblings closer to my age? Would I have a different upbringing if I have my brothers and siblings around my age?

And I also wonder. Do we have the desire to have more children if we have more siblings? As for me, I grew up pretty much alone (‘cos older siblings gone to U, work, married etc) and so, I wanted to have several kids so that they will have lots of fun playing with each other.

Is there a connection there? More siblings = more kids?

11 Replies to “Joy of many siblings”

  1. Awwww…so cute!! I only have on sibling and she is 8 years older than I am. So we hardly ever played and we weren’t close when we were young. But things have changed since 🙂

  2. Very manja picture of your boys.. Lilian.. 🙂 But my personal opinion.. more siblings.. means more fights.. and more disputes.. and more discord. But that’s just my experiences.. and of course.. it’s not about anyone else.. but me.. 🙂

  3. More children more money they makan!!!!

    Ahahha…nolah..actually if I were to have kids next time..I would love to have 2 boys and 2 girls…BUT heck, bukannya senang wanna have so ngam 2 B and 2 G so I’d settle for 2 kids only of whichever gender.

    I have 2 younger sisters and kesian the youngest one coz she has to be the one in the middle when me and my other sister argue

  4. I wouldn’t mind to have more siblings, that is unless I have an older brother/sister. Being the eldest among many siblings is tough. After ur parents, you are in charge of younger siblings.

    For me, being the eldest of four…is enough already. I think me mum already pening kepala wif the four of us. Me mum has 10 other siblings altogether =p

  5. Ah…very cute picture of your boys. So touching.

    I too wish to have more kids, 5 would be nice. I’ve planned them to be at least 2-3 years apart. Which I think is ideal, not too close, not too far apart.

    Since I already have two girls, a boy would be nice. But even if I get 5 girls, I would be totally grateful.

    Wish me luck!!

  6. not really leh, we havw 5 sibling both me and twinsdad, but we never thought want to have more kid. I bad in PR, so two already blow whistle until short of breath liao, I happy with what I have now.

  7. Twinsmom – When your twins are older, you will start to want a few more. Trust me, we forget easily and start on step one again.

    Along – Good for you. You know? Our Catholic church also urge us to have more children. I already achieved that, luckily.

    Paul – I am trying to find out whether there is a pattern. You are a single child, right? But nay…you are too young to think about this.

    Dracolshian – I also have another ‘parenting problem’. That is my tendency to shove everything to the eldest. Rather unfair, right? Must blog this one day and hear from the first borns.

    S-Kay – hahaha, last time when my two sisters quarelled, they threw mugs and one of them hit me. LOL! I was very young then, not sure what they were quarelling. But good thing for me, I grew up alone, no one to cari pasal with me.

    Mrs T – Definitely, more work, more money need to feed the mouth etc etc. But nvm, balance it with more fun.

    Cherry – Funny how things changed, right? At my age, now I don’t have much gap with my sisters who are 10 and 14 yrs older than me. However, I have to listen to them talking about wedding plans for their kids whilst mine are still young. Can be very enlightening.

  8. 1+2dad wish to have total 4 of the kids but on the moment we cant affort 4 of them, so we dicided to stop at 3 only (actually 2, the other one was bonus to us :P)

    I like many sibling cause when family gathering it was so much fun like 1+2dad father side about 17 sibling and mother side got about 7 or 8 sibling. We enjoy every family gathering 🙂

  9. fish fish – Yeah, it says a lot, ya? I treasure that too.

    1+2 mom – That’s right, more kids more fun. Never mind, you have three also very ‘lau yit’ already.

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