Monday, December 11, 2006

the Sibling Advantage

In the second of this ongoing feature, it was actually our babysitter who revealed this sibling advantage to me.  While driving her home she mentioned that she had another babysitting job the next day, but it was a single child across town.  I mentioned it was quite opposite of our many children and just a few blocks away.  She stated that she preferred watching multiple children because there is no escaping the single child.  They must be entertained at all times  was her insinuation.
And it got me to thinking about it.  Children with multiple siblings have entertainment and stimulation available at most every turn.  They have siblings to play with, wrestle with, hide from and even avoid. 

Today's Sibling Advantage: Life isn't just about being entertained.  They don't have a chance to get bored, so occasional time by themselves is cherished rather than dreaded.

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