(Closed) Would you have a children 6-7 years apart?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 62
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1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@aliavenue:  My sister and I are 5 years apart and have been super close our entire lives. I know a few more years might make a difference….but I would have rather had a sibling than not. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Post # 63
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I am 22-years-old and my only sibling, my little brother, is 8-years-old. I was about 15 when my parents told me that I’d finally be getting a sibling! At first I was upset that we’d be so far apart and that we may not have the same bond; but we definitely do! I love being his big sister. I love that I can take him out and treat him to movies or fun outings. We definitely share a great bond and I’m protective over him like no other ๐Ÿ™‚ We may have a different bond than siblings that grow up together closer in age but I always make an effort to see and spend time with him. And we even still consipire against mom and dad now and then in regards to sneaking him treats or presents. If you are ready and want another child, I say go for it. And I think it also helped my parents having another child after I graduated from college and moved out. They still have someone to take care of ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 64
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3669 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@aliavenue:  I am 15 years apart from my youngest sibling, I think it would be fine to have kids 6-7 years apart ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 65
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

@aliavenue:  I’m the oldest child and the age difference between me and my siblings ranges from 6-20+ years.. and we all love it! I have a unique and wonderful relationship with all my brothers and sisters and absolutely adore them. 6-7 years is nothing! My closest sibling in age (6 years) is one of my brothers and as we both get older we’ve grown closer and closer it’s so lovely (we were still close when we were younger but the age gap seems to close up as you both get older)

My youngest siblings are essentially young enough to be my own children, and sometimes I do feel like their other mum! But it’s so wonderful and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I say go for it! Another plus? Your first child is old enough to help you out and will most likely LOVE taking on the responsibilities of an older sibling! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 66
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I have two sisters that are 6 and 8 years older than me.  It was only a “problem” when I was little and they didn’t want to play with me because their friends were over or something. But they did like to play dress up and stuff with me, I was like their doll to play with, they enjoyed it and I liked hanging with my big sisters.  Now that we are all grown up we barely notice the age difference (my husband is actually 6 years older than me as well), it’s not even an issue now.  It was strange that when I was going into 7th grade my middle sister was graduating high school, so a good portion of my childhood was as an “only child” in the house.  Otherwise I can’t imagine having my sisters be really close to me in age.

Also, there is a girl who’s mom got pregnant again when we were 16, so her sister and her are 16 years apart.  From what I see/hear they are really close.  So it CAN be fine.

Post # 67
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I am an only child, but my Fiance has 2 brothers, one 5 years younger and one 12 years younger.

I don’t think his parents wanted the first and last so far apart, but Future Mother-In-Law had a couple of miscarriages between #2 and #3, and she really wanted a girl.  His parents are still young (FI is 30, and his parents are in their early 50’s).

I remember watching his younger brothers with Fiance all.the.time.  Fiance wasn’t crazy about it but I thought they were so cute that I didn’t mind.

Fiance wasn’t too close to the youngest one growing up just because they were in 2 different worlds, but now they are super close.  Actually, all 3 brothers are really close.

Financially on his parents I’m sure it was easier having them spread apart.  My Future Mother-In-Law once said that having the youngest one helped keep her feeling young.

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