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
1 You never get a break from your parents

Welcome to my world, everyone... I'm getting out of this house when I am older and spend 85% of my time with nature and animals.

Sometimes it does feel like they want you to do everything without a break, while other siblings don't.

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

Pretty much no kid in the family does once they become teenagers, youngest or oldest.

2 You always get in trouble even when you did nothing

This happened earlier. I was trying to get some chips when my little brother sees me. He starts screaming that he wants chips, but there's a problem there- I had already eaten breakfast, but he hadn't but was still screaming for chips. I don't give him any because it's the right thing to do, but then he starts screaming in my mom's face that he didn't get any, and next thing you know, my mom lectures me about "causing problems" and takes my chips away. Like it's my fault my brother is a sassy brat.

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?

I read this list thinking it would be stupid stuff, but all this is SO TRUE.

This I can relate to

3 You have to do everything

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.

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


well, everything? Maybe for some people, but I'm glad to say my parents are a little easy on me.

4 Having to play with your little brother or sister

Oh, yeah, this is the worst. But you can sometimes get something good out of this experience! I've learned things about my sister this way

Younger siblings are an absolute wast of time and oxygen. I know that sounds mean, but let's face it: Pretty much all they do is annoy you, invade your privacy, and hog attention. Then you're constantly forced to do pointless things with them. Sickening.

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

Oh, yeah. "____, can you play with___ so she doesn't go near the pool?

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!

I just hate this


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

I actually would say that while it seems like my sister gets a bigger advantage, I do say I get some good stuff from my parents

Oh, yeah it's like(Fake names) "Ellen do this so you can have your new book" but then "Hmmm, Lilly, I'll by you you're new thing if you give me hug." COME ON.

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.

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

Yeah, I feel that.

I can relate

8 Younger siblings who don’t leave you alone

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!

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

I love this list.

9 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...

Reason number one I want to pursue a single life.


they kind of are

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!

This is pretty annoying


and if you ask them if you can borrow a sock or the money they owe you it's as if you just asked them to sacrifice their life for you.

The Contenders
11 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.

12 Waiting years to do something only for the younger sibling to get the same thing/something similar
13 You have to deal with constant tantrums

Like, when I was in eighth grade, my second grade sis was throwing huge tantrums in the car and ripping the magazines that I had to stay in the car instead of going to Walmart with Mom. It sucks.

Well yeah, only when your younger siblings are young. Once the turn 8 they become pretty cool (most of the time).

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

14 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

15 Your parents get angry at you for something your siblings did
16 Babysitting siblings

It's annoying when they don't even take you seriously and ignore you completely.

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