You know plenty of only children who come from Latinx families, but to the world, you are a total anomaly. The stereotype says that Latinx families tend to be big, and we won't say that's not totally right, but siblings aren't a given.
Growing up sans siblings had its perks and downfalls. While you probably begged your parents for a little brother or sister for years, you never really felt alone because your cousins, neighbors, and friends were always around to play with. In fact, after witnessing one big blowout between your cousins, you decided you didn't need a sibling of your own. Plus, there's all the extra attention you got from Abuela, right?
If these scenarios have you nodding along, keep reading for more things you'll only understand if you're both Latinx and an only child.