Growing up alone is not much fun, there are so many things you miss out on. I know that there are many things, not so good on the other side of the picture, but I was wondering about things, which I think, I missed growing up without a sibling.
Sharing the room,
I am sure not many people with siblings will agree with me on this one, I think I missed sharing my room, even though growing up, for long time I didn’t have a room for myself, I shared the one with my parents, and then had to settle for the living room. What I meant by sharing the room, is sharing the living space with a fellow human being is fun. The fact that I never shared my room, never stayed in a hostel, nor during my years of working, has still kept the desire to share the room high.
I have had my share of fights with my cousins, but there is something which I find attractive about fighting with sibling, its like the most harmless fights you get to see, with really no harm meant to either side, for silliest of things, and for funniest reasons siblings fight. There is something sweet about this. All the harmless swearing, painless punches and fun-full pokings are the ones I miss.
I kind of like buying gifts for people close to me, who better than a sibling. I would have to admit would have loved an younger sister to pamper or even an older one to totally take care of me. I do care for both ways, receiving and giving small little tokens, kind of cheesy, filmy but really cool.
I am a big fan of protectiveness, I would really not mind someone owning me, totally protective of me, and trying to safeguard my every step. Sounds crazy eh?. I think its good. Same way I wouldn’t have minded to do the same to someone else, elder or younger to me. Its kind of shows the interest and care someone does have for you. I know its a lot easy for me to say, without knowing the problems of people who hate being overlooked. But still somewhere I like the idea.
Just today I was talking to a friend, about mistakes I have made by not listening to my parents, there are so many things which I cannot talk to my parents about, nor they would be the right people, I would need someone who is not much away from my age group, may be a little older who has gone through the same problems, I guess their experience would really help. In the same way my experience would help someone who is younger and going through the same path as me.
Most of my early memories of my associations with my cousins, are about the fun we had ganging up, the things we enjoyed as a team, I just cant imagine the fun we would have had if we had a small gang like that for ever at home, things I could have got away with, wicked plans we could have come up with, and games we would have played together. Miss the feeling of a team.
To add to all this, Things like someone to bully, someone to blame on, someone to mislead, fun you find in torturing, lots and lots more.