Top Ten Worst Things About Being the Eldest Child

The Top Ten

1 Getting blamed for everything

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

SO TRUE!

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 >:(

2 Having to help your younger siblings with homework

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

3 Being treated differently than your other siblings

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!

4 Having to be responsible for everything

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

5 Having to put up with your other siblings

I have to allow my cousins to annoy me and if I interfere I will end up getting in trouble >:(

6 Having to go to their friend's parties

No, but she has to go to my parties, which I don’t mind. - mistyglow

Doesn’t apply to me

7 You have to respect your younger siblings when they don't respect you

Completely true!

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

8 Being expected to be a good role model

This is kinda hard sometimes... :P - Powerfulgirl10

9 If they loose something, you have to give them yours.
10 Always being last

The Contenders

11 Doing chores

I'm 26, and my sister's 20. I have to do chores, and my sister does not have to.

12 Being servants to younger kids

My cousins used to make me do stuff for them instead of doing it themselves

13 Your popularity declines

@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 :(

14 Everything is automatically your fault despite the fact that you are not even involved in the problem

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! >:(

15 Getting yelled at the most

My parents yell at me more than my sister :(

16 Visiting relatives hardly acknowledge your existence

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 :(

17 No one pays attention to you!
18 You will likely die first
19 Getting dethroned by your new sibling
20 Having to share everything you have

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...

21 The younger sibling always get the better treatment
22 Being bullied by younger siblings
23 Parents always defend the younger siblings
24 Your parents have high expectations for you

Had to have high, high hopes for a living... - mistyglow

25 Even though you're older than your siblings, you still can't boss them around
26 You get treated worse than your younger siblings
27 If you want something your parents deny your request but if your sibling wants the exact same thing their request is granted

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.

28 Relatives always buy your siblings random stuff and you never get anything from them, not even during birthdays or Christmas

I DEMAND and beg for gifts because of this.

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