Big age difference between your kids

posted 9 months ago in TTC
Post # 31
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I’m 8.5 years older than my sister, and we have always been incredibly close. I stayed in my home city for my undergrad and masters so I could be near her, I coached her team growing up (and now we get to coach together), she’d make posters and stand on the sidelines of my games, and we still have that sibling-like ability to know what each other is thinking. 

For us, it’s honestly probably good we had such a big gap – we’re both pretty competitive people and being far apart in age allowed us to not be jealous of each other. Now that we’re both grown, we steal/share each other’s clothes when we go over to each other’s places haha. 

But yeah, we were super lucky and found best friends in each other! 

Post # 32
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

There are 4.5 years between my sister and I. We are super close and have been most of our lives. I think how children get along is based more on personalities than how close in age they are. My cousins are eight years older than I and we get along awesome.

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2020

I have a sibling 5 years older and a sibling 5 years younger than me, and I love them both! Sure we’re not the closest we could be, and there were challenges with the age gap growing up (one would be in the imaginary friend stage while the other wasn’t), but I would be much unhappier if I had no siblings at all. 

I’m also really close with my cousin who’s 7 years older than me. Especially once you’re older, age is just a number.

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

My sister and I are 18 months apart and grew up as best friends.  My brother is 3 years older than me and I hated him as a kid.

My older sister is 5 years older and we’ve never been super close. I’m close to my sister who is 6 years younger than me. This is only as adults. We’ve only become closer as adults and I couldn’t relate to her until she was 16.

Lol I’m from a big family 

Post # 36
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910 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I think it is fine. Might be more fighting it they are closer together.

Post # 37
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Busy bee

I have a 9 & 12 year old and pregnant with baby no. 3 So no advice but I’m interested to see how my kids big age gap goes. Also this baby is from my 2nd marriage.

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