Top Ten Worst Things About Being the Eldest Child
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I have a different experience. I know a family where the eldest idiot is a total douche and yet the mother defends everything he does, the youngest is treated like a princess and the middle child is bullied even though he's a U.S. soldier and actually making something of his life unlike the eldest. - bobbythebrony
I can completely relate to this... - TwilightKitsune
When my younger cousins does bad stuff like hit me with toys, blast the T.V., or taunt me, I tell them to stop, and my relatives tell me "don't do that, leave them alone, they're just kids, they don'y know any better, and then later my mom starts to tell me off harshly.
I hate being the oldest >:(
Luckily I don't have to do this. Her homework is harder than mine!
My sister doesn’t have homework, but I do, and no one helps me with mine. - mistyglow
My younger sister always gets the better treatment than me. For her high school graduation, she got money and a buffet. When I graduated from high school, I got NOTHING AT ALL. So unfair!
I'm in charge of the house when everyone's out
*sighs* So true. My younger brother tells me what to do for everything just because he's "busy"-Vestalis
I have to allow my cousins to annoy me and if I interfere I will end up getting in trouble >:(
No, but she has to go to my parties, which I don’t mind. - mistyglow
Doesn’t apply to me
My 19 year old sister says shut up to me: Mom and Dad doesn’t care.
I say shut up to her (I’m 26): they tell me not to say that
This is kinda hard sometimes... :P - Powerfulgirl10
I'm 26, and my sister's 20. I have to do chores, and my sister does not have to.
My cousins used to make me do stuff for them instead of doing it themselves
@mistyglow-After high school, my mom got increasingly overprotective of me. I rarely left the house because my mom won't let let me do so unsupervised, which means very little to almost no socialization within the outside world. I have lost nearly all my friends from high school, and the only human contact I have is mainly my younger cousins and relatives, whom I rarely see due to them having lives of their own as well. When we do get together, they don't pay attention to me so much, because I am the only adult kid in the family, and the topics they talk about aren't "right" for people my age. Also the first thing that the grownups do is say hi to all the younger kids whenever we greet each other during parties and gatherings. They then talk to them all the time and they ignore me most of the time :(
Why does this matter? - mistyglow
When I was little, I was the only kid (and the youngest) for 6 years and I was very popular with everyone. After my sister and cousins were born, that all changed forever. They all are now more popular than me :(
My cousins cry? My fault.
My sister gets angry? My fault.
My parents have an argument? My fault.
My relatives are embarrassed? My fault.
My fault. My fault. My fault. Everything is my fault. Even though I had nothing to do with it, it is still my fault. I HATE THIS! >:(
My parents yell at me more than my sister :(
When relatives visit us:
they see my parents: HEY!
they see me: hi (then walks away)
they see my sister and cousins: HI!
I feel so invisible because of this, and it hurts sometimes :(
I had all the attention to myself for 6 years until my sister was born and I had to share MY ENTIRE LIFE with her...
Had to have high, high hopes for a living... - mistyglow
My sister and I want to watch different T.V. shows/movies on one T.V.. My parents decides that my sister gets to watch it and I don't.
I DEMAND and beg for gifts because of this.
Your family just thinks that your younger siblings and cousins are more important than you. They still acknowledge you, but not as much as the younger children.
For example: Me: I want to go to the NJ shore this summer
Mom: Why we just drive there then walk then drive back home. No.
My younger sister: I want to go to a mall that's 40 min from home
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