Compared to many I grew up in a very small family, as far as I knew there were the three of us (Mum, Dad, and me), two sets of Grandparents and an Aunt and Uncle. There were more scattered about but for various reasons we (or I at least) didn't see them at the time.
In contrast to that, Aaron grew up with the complete opposite, with his parents, brother and sister along with more Aunt's, Uncles and Cousins than I could ever keep track of - His Dad was one of eight siblings!
Being the only child in my family compared to Aaron who had his brother and sister and a whole heap of cousins which he was very close to, I have no idea what it is like growing up with other kids around to play and fight with, and I'm a little bit nervous about having 2 boys of my own when I hear of the stories from Aaron's childhood!
I remember as a child going to my friends house, she had two brothers and a sister and the noise scared the life out of me! I was quiet and shy and they always seemed to be fighting and arguing with each other. They did have great times together and I was often envious of them but I honestly thought that sometimes they would kill each other too - I think it must have made them stronger though and they are all great friends now as adults.
I am very glad that Leo will soon have a little brother, especially as we are so far away from the rest of the family and all his cousins, I just hope I can control the pair of them if they recreate any of their Father and Uncle's escapades!
|You're going to need to share that lilo soon Leo!|
Linking up to The Gallery, the prompt for this week is 'Family'