Just curious for those who have siblings, were you raised differently? I was talking about my brother to a friend and I started talking about how we were raised so differently, which is weird considering we have the same parent. :S
I was raised to be a proper lady, to put it simply. I was also raised to be very independent, to cherish the little that I had, and to not want things that I don't need. I was happy with little toys, Walmart clothing, and sale items. Don't get me wrong, I love a few name brands, including Roxy and Aeropostale, among others, but anything expensive I have I've boughten myself. It's not something I expect from my parents or family. When I was younger, I never asked for money to go to the mall, I spent my time doing all my chores, and caring for my brother when my mom was at work, and I didn't expect to be paid for it. I got my first job at 15 and worked close to full-time hours to provide myself with what I wanted. I was a very proper and polite child, and still am, to a degree.
My brother on the other hand, is indulged in everything he wants. To the point where he won't wear anything unless it's quicksilver, aeropostale, or american eagle. Even his shoes have to be DC, or etnies or whatever brands of shoes he has. He just *has* to go to a specific barber every month to get his hair done. He only wears certain brands of cologne, and even deodorant. He needs all the newest iPods, cellphones and gadgets, has his own computer, and I couldn't even tell you the amount of other expensive little trinkets he owns. He's still a polite kid, but he has that aire of arrogance about him. He has little girls calling him all the time, which gets quite annoying.... or random kids wanting to hang out that come to the door to ask for him. Eurgh. Anything he wants is provided for him, he complains about the one chore he has (garbage), and acts like his life is so gosh darn hard.
It's just interesting to know we're two completely different people, mostly cus we were raised differently. But for those of you who have kids, too, did you raise them differently, and if so why? Or was it something that wasn't done on purpose?