This having an only child thing is a tricky business.
It’s one of those topics I’m afraid to look up on Amazon.
I’m sure there’s books about the subject. I’m even more sure the internet is just BURSTING! with ADVICE!
I want to ask her preschool teacher how obvious it is that she’s the only only child in a class of 12.
But I don’t want to know the answer.
Or maybe I do?
There are lists of famous people who are only children (Carey Grant, Frank Sinatra, Rudy Guiliani) also famous people who are middle children (Madonna, Donald Trump, Bill Gates) and of course the babies of the family (Drew Carey, Jim Carrey, Billy Crystal) I’m sure there’s also lists about only girls in families, only boys. Blah blah blah. Cody is a middle child and an only boy.
Needless to say he’s good with the ladies. And successful.
I am the youngest, I tried way too hard to be grown up like my sister way before my time.
I should technically be the funny kid.
And that brings me to Addie. When there’s only one there’s a bigger chance to screw up, you know, because there’s only one. You don’t have one to practice on and a second one to get right (because I’m sure that’s how it works.)
Eh. Sorry, I just have to say it out loud.
I’m really afraid of screwing up.
Thanks for listening.