Top 10 Most Annoying Things About Being the Oldest Child

Ugh... Being the oldest child is torture sometimes. The Oldest by far has it the hardest. The amount of stress, pressure, and hard work you have to do for your parents is a nightmare. Here’s some of the most annoying stereotypes commonly associated with the oldest child. If you are the oldest child you can probably relate and I apologize for all this you have to go through. I have to suffer through it as well. If you’re not the oldest you’re lucky

The Top Ten Most Annoying Things About Being the Oldest Child

1 You never get a break from your parents

I'm not the oldest child, but I feel your pain. It would definitely be unpleasant to deal with that. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

It's Weird That I Get These Things and I'm The Youngest of My Family. - Rainbowkid38

I must be lucky I'm the only child - Yoshidude

Sometimes you just cannot catch a break whether it’s another annoying errand you have to run to the infamous “text me or call me when you get there” Or “ where are you at? What are you doing? When will you be home? Who are you with? Why are you with them? It’s like a full on press conference all because your friends invited you to go out to dinner and a movie. Look I am my own person I think I can handle myself leave me alone! - Randomator

2 You always get in trouble even when you did nothing

Whenever there’s an argument the blame always goes on the oldest regardless if they are in the right or not. Someone please explain why every parent ever believes this logic! Just merely trying to defend yourself is a cardinal sin punishable by death! Not really but you get the point. I also hate the reason along the lines of
“They’re X years old! You’re older and more mature you should know better!”
Oh yeah because their age is a valid excuse for trying to attack me! Defending yourself what kind of bizarre concept is that? - Randomator

Oml I so get it. - BloodFang

3 You have to do everything

Oddly Enough I Do Everything and I'm The YOUNGEST Member. - Rainbowkid38

This May sound fun at first but don’t let your parents fool you it’s pure torture! When I say everything I mean absolutely literally EVERYTHING! You’re essentially the cleaning maid, lawn service, Uber, Uber Eats, babysitter, and grocery go getter all at once! Trust me I know the pain it never stops and you also have to stay on top of grades and any extra curricular activities. oh and saying no is not an option if you do then you are basically dead. - Randomator

4 Having to put a lot of hard work in for everything you own only to see your parents buy things for your siblings

Whenever you ask your parents for anything remotely expensive they will always say something along the lines of. “You have to earn it” it’s so annoying yet if your sibling wants a tablet or phone it’s always “Oh sure we can get that!” The double standard is insane. Either buy things for everyone or make them work for it. - Randomator

5 You have to set the example

Are you a perfectionist? No? Well that’s too bad because you have to essentially be one as the oldest. You have to set the path for the younger ones to follow! Want to have fun with friends on a Friday or Saturday night? Well no later than midnight because you have to set the example! Even just the slightest failure to be perfect or getting a 75% C in a class is like a felony! What do you expect we’re only humans too! - Randomator

6 Having to play with your little brother or sister

Regardless if you want to or not you have to! No matter what. This includes taking your younger siblings along with you when you do get a chance to actually hang out with your friends. Refusal to do so is also the equivalent of a Cardinal Sin punishable by death! Well that’s a bit over exaggerating but still! Why does every parent do this? Can I please have some time away from my siblings? I don’t think it should be a law that I have to take my siblings in order to hang with friends - Randomator

7 The amount of stress and pressure that comes with doing everything first

Since you are the oldest child you have the disadvantage of not having anyone to look up to. Your parents are still in the process of learning as well so you basically have to do everything on your own and I mean everything from getting a job, learning to drive, getting a car, graduating high school, going to college, paying taxes, handling finances and so on. oh and you can’t mess up either. Good luck with that - Randomator

8 Your parents are the strictest on you

This is something I’m sure every oldest child can relate to. Younger Siblings essentially get a free pass for EVERYTHING. But if you come home a minute too late or you have a C in a class oh yeah you’re in for some punishments! Now sure this depends on the family situation but for the most part you have the highest expectations placed upon you and one slight error and all hell breaks loose. Think the overprotective parents... that’s what you have to deal with... - Randomator

9 Younger siblings who don’t leave you alone

This Was The Worst Thing Ever Since I Was 16, My Sister STILL Bothers Me Every Once In A While - Oliversky

This includes while you are enjoying alone time trying to sleep or when you’re in the car doing every single one of your pet peeves at the same time. It’s just enough to make your blood boil like UGH CAN YOU SHUT UP ALREADY! - Randomator

10 Younger siblings stealing your stuff

Seriously younger siblings will just barge into your room without warning and steal your stuff without asking to the point where you could probably convict them of a felony. They will steal anything and everything from clothes to phones to chargers and everything in between some of which you will never see again. You shouldn’t have to lock up every single possession you own just because your siblings are thieves! - Randomator

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11 You have to deal with constant tantrums

Yeah when you get left in charge then have fun dealing with younger kids and their temper tantrums it’s not fun - Randomator

12 You can't hit your younger siblings back when they hit you

They are allowed to beat you to death essentially but God forbid you even lay a finger on them. - Randomator

13 Having to lend your stuff

Luckily you don’t have to deal with hand me downs but at the same time you have to give your little siblings EVERYTHING from clothes to Chargers and most of the time you never see it again. So be ready to kiss every last one of your possessions goodbye - Randomator

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