欲加强难度还请移步《地道美语听力播客（快速版）》 Nancy:Isn't this a great time of year?
Families get together over the holidays.
Yasmani:Maybe it's nice for some families, but I dread my family get-togethers.
Yasmani:I have a big family and there has always been a lot of sibling rivalry.
Nancy:I'm sure that was true when you were growing up, but you've all grown out of it, haven't you?
The firstborn still thinks he's in charge, the middle children still act up to get attention, and the baby of the family is still rebellious.
Nancy:That's true in a lot of families.
Yasmani:Yes, but when we get together, we compete to show up the others.
We brag, argue, and nitpick.
It's rather pathetic, actually.
Nancy:How do your parents handle all that?
Yasmani:They've always left us to our own devices.
We just fight it out amongst ourselves.
Nancy:So, there's no loving bond between the siblings.
Yasmani:Oh, we love each other, but we compete with other, too. It's complicated.
Nancy:Then I should be glad to be an only child?
Yasmani:That's right. Count your blessings!