Problems Every Eldest Sibling Will Understand

First, and definitely not worst.

1) First, it starts when they enter the world. Younger siblings are like new toys and you’re old news.

2) Your parents placed RIDICULOUSLY high expectations on you because you’re the test child.

3) They’re also just WAY more strict. Like, you definitely didn’t get to see PG-13 movies until you were actually 13.

4) And they get to stay up wayyyy later and watch more TV than when you were their age.

5) And the first time they caught you drunk? You’re lucky you escaped with your head intact.

6) But for your younger siblings, your parents will give less and less of a crap. The youngest can basically get away with murder.

7) You were expected to pass down your wisdom to your siblings on everything from the SATs to college applications.

8) You were expected to be “the responsible one” as if the fact your mom popped you out first made you a better person. OK, it did, but still.

9) But when you did act “in charge,” you were called “bossy” or worse.

10) And there is a very, very good chance you have a Type-A personality. DEAL WITH IT.

11) This meant you were always supposed to “set a good example” for your younger siblings. So every time you got into trouble, it was magnified by like, tenfold.

12) But when your younger siblings tried to get away with crap, your parents would explain it away like, “They’re younger, they don’t know any better.” MOM, HE’S 14 NOW, HE DOES KNOW BETTER.

13) And when you got into fights, YOU got into trouble because you are older and are “supposed to know better.”

14) Then, there were those times your siblings tried to copy your style and it drove you INSANE.

15) And if they weren’t trying to be as ~trendy~ as you, they were wearing your hand-me-downs. But they definitely didn’t look as good in them as you did.

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