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I think it's intresting where siblings are born within a year of each other. I wonder, if they're usually close because of the age difference. I, personally don't know anyone who had a sibling born in the same calendar year, not including twins, triplets etc.
 

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Another family that went to the same daycare as dd had 3 children, all about 10-11 months apart. They'd planned for their children to be spaced as closely together as possible.<br><br>
I personally can't imagine being the mom of 3 under 3, but their parents seemed to be calm, attentive, and organized.
 

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OK, we have an unusual situation, but yes, my children are 10 1/2 months apart. And yes, they are unusually close to each other. But I have not, as yet, noticed that they are too much closer than kids who are close in age but more than 1 year apart. They adore each other, miss eachother when one is not in the room, and occasionally try to beat the crap out of eachother with various toys.<br><br>
We all sleep together, eat together (play king of the mountain together... no wait, that's a book. Sorry<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: ) and spend an absurd amount of time together in general.<br><br>
They are so close developmentally that they go through the same stages back-to-back. It's easier for me in a lot of ways.<br><br>
I don't know that their age difference makes them close, or just who they are. And I probably never will know.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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One of my ex-coworker had her first baby after 3 months came back to work and annouced she is going on maternity leve again! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">:<br><br>
Her babies are 10 months apart.<br><br>
One of my uncles has a kid with that much age difference.<br><br>
And then my best friend and her younger 2 sisters were born August 79 (best friend), next sis (september 80) and next one (Oct 81) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yikes">:<br><br>
And I have so many like that sibs born within a year in our family I lost count!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My dh has a brother born the same year. DH was adopted (first) so they are actually only 8 mo. apart. They are not close and according to dh never were particularly. In fact, his two brothers 4yrs. apart are closer.
 

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Isn't that known as Irish twins?<br><br>
I just looked it up to be sure and is says the term is offensive...sorry about that.<br><br>
I married into an Irish Catholic family and I heard the term often as my DH is one of ten children.
 

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My neices are less then a year apart and seem to be very close but no closer then me and my sister (2.5 years difference) or me and my brother (10 years difference). Actually, they are probably less close then me and my siblings were.<br><br>
I think it depends more on the personalities involved then the age difference.
 

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My sis and I are 13 months apart and just finally learning to get along (we're 28 & 29) we've resented eachother most of our lives. She was held back in 2nd grade so we were in the same class growing up, not fun if you ask me.<br><br>
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I am 14 months older than my brother. His birthday fell 2 weeks after school cutoff, so there were 2 years difference in school. We liked being so close--my mom liked having us so close as well.<br><br>
If it weren't for this darn breastfeeding, no ovulation thing going on, we'd be pregnant with #2 right now.
 

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I agree. My brother and I were 12 months 15 days apart and were never very close. Very different personalities. It wasn't until we were adults that we learned to have a loving relationship. He and my sister were way closer and very similar in personality and they were born 5 years apart. My younger brother has always been my best friend - we're very alike and have the same interests and we were born 20 months apart.
 

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I have 2 sisters who are about 13 months apart, and they couldn't get along any worse than they already do. They just don't have much in common and they fight all the time.
 

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Dh and his sister are 1year, 1month, and 1day apart and HATED each other growning up. It is only in the past year at 25/26 have they managed to talk with out bickering.
 

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I have cousins who were born within a year of eachother. Growing up, they fought constantly. They aren't close at all now.
 

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My MIL's children are spaced like this:<br><br>
13 months between 1 and 2, 11 months between 2 and 3, 20 months between 3 and 4.<br><br>
That's close! (But the siblings aren't particularly close to each other.)
 

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Almost. My cousins are a year and a day apart, and planned that way. My aunt lost her uterus shortly after my younger cousin was born and I think she had a feeling that was going to happen.<br><br>
Physically and personality-wise they're very different but they're also very close and have one of the best sibling relationships I've ever seen. (They're in their early 20s now.)
 

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My eldest two are 15 months apart and my 2nd and 3rd will be not quite 18 months. Some of these stories are making me sad <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 
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