The Perks of Being an Only Child


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Frankie Wilson, Staff Writer

A lot of siblings fight constantly and struggle to get along. Nick Viveros (’18) does not have that problem, however, since he is an only child.

“I find myself being spoiled a lot. My parents do basically everything for me,” says Viveros. “When I wake up on Christmas morning, the gifts under the tree are all for me.”

Viveros gets undivided attention from his parents because there are no other children around the house to take care of, and he loves it.

“Being spoiled is my favorite part of being an only child. My parents want to know every single detail about my day and give me a lot of attention,” he said. “I don’t want any siblings because I have seen brothers and sisters fighting all the time.”

Viveros says having a smaller family makes it easier and cheaper to travel.

“My favorite memory is when I went to New York for the first time, just me, my mom and my dad. We went when I was about seven or eight during Christmas vacation and stayed for two weeks.”

Viveros had the opportunity to see many monumental and memorable sites while in New York.

“We went to the Empire State Building and got to watch the ball drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. My favorite part of the trip was seeing the Statue of Liberty.”