I know very well that I’m projecting my adult regrets onto my child. Only children tend to be resourceful, independent, have vivid imaginations, and ultimately develop a strong sense of self. I have to remind myself of this constantly. I have to remind myself that my childhood as an “only” was joyful and productive despite not having a sibling to watch my back in the school yard, to play dolls with, or to bounce stories back and forth with while lying in our bunk beds.