Worst Things About Being the Oldest SiblingBeing the oldest sibling is HORRIBLE. If you are not the oldest, you'll see why. If you are the oldest, you will understand.
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It's true! My sister is five and she knows she can do whatever she wants to me because she's four. Like for example, I'm playing on my tablet, and she runs in, snatched it out of my hand, and runs to mom. When I go to get it she says "MOMMY! HE WONT SHARE! " so I have to let her use it. But if I try to play with her she won't let me. And then dad tells at me because I supposedly, "don't share." When he is RIGHT THERE, IN THE ROOM WITH US! And if my parents tell her to give my tablet back, she fake cries (obvious to me, not to my parents) until she gets her way.
That's BS. I get that when the younger sibling is little, they need special attention and don't know much. But when they get older, the older and younger sibling should have equal rights.
Ugh, my little sister is SO ANNOYING FOR THIS! I also have a little brother, but we're only a year apart so...anyways, back to my sister. I was playing Mario Kart one time with her, and I kept winning. Then she runs upstairs and pretends to cry and says "Mommy! My sister won't let me win at Mario Kart and that hurts my feelings! " And of course, I get in trouble.
My sis is 8 and the "she doesn't know any better" excuse is still being used. Kill me.
I bet if my parents were inventors, and they needed a test assistant, that would be me. It's always me.
"Well Jane, we just figured out CYANDIDE is poisonous! We’re very grateful to know the obvious! Although our oldest child died,we only care about the youngest! ”
I don't see a big deal out of these. I'm the oldest sibling but I don't give a crap.
I love my parents and all, but I hate it whenever it seems like they put more pressure on me in terms of growing up and going to college more than my sister, who is 10 months younger than me.
My mom is RIDICULOUSLY overprotective of me. My sister is 20 and they allowed her to go places unsupervised SINCE SHE WAS LIKE 16. I am 26 and I AM STILL NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE HOUSE UNSUPERVISED.
This means that you get micromanaged, but your sibling doesn't when he/she gets to your age
My dad constantly touches my stuff, sometimes WHILE HIS HANDS ARE WET. He never touches my sister's stuff.
First off, I'm the second oldest sibling, but mentally the oldest. I guess I'm lucky I have my own room, but my FOUR siblings are constantly tossing their garbage in my room, and then lying about it. Also, my six year old brother kicks me in the stomach. Mom doesn't give a crap. I call him mean. Suddenly I'm the big stupid jerk. GOSH
I have to willingly let anyone else in my family use my things, even what I bought with my money. My brother gets to keep his stuff, and even OTHER PEOPLE'S STUFF to himself.
I have my own room, but my little sister barges in every day for 10 minutes to pick out clothes. If I go in her room, for bras, underwear, pajamas, or whatever she will scream! My grandma got me a doll when I was little, my sister saw it one day and took it, put it in her room, and officialy made it hers. If I go in her room and lay my hands on it, she screams, even though it's mine.
If my brother smashes my tablet in front of my mom, I pay for it. If my mom breaks my tablet, I pay for it. If my brother puts his tablet on a drone, flies to 2,000 feet, then "accidentally" turns the drone off, my mom pays for the tablet, the drone, and damages from the explosion that will inevitably happen. If my brother throws a laptop at the T.V., and my mom sees it, I get to pay for it.
My sisters can break all my crap, and my mum pretends it never happened. If I make the smallest knick in something, I get to pay all the charges. It sucks. I get to pay for all my own crap too. Thanks, mum.
I also have to pay for living (eg.food) while my younger sister doesn’t. I am unemployed, and SHE HAS HER OWN JOB!
You have to share your toys (if you even have any), your phone/tablet/pc (that you bought with your money), your lego creations, your books, your halloween candy, even your BATTERIES!
I own nothing anymore because this is so true.
My younger sister REFUSES to touch my stuff.
And your secret
This is so true my little brother gets every exact thing on his wish list every single year. Part of this is because her birthday is on Christmas Eve and my parents say it makes him "special." I make a wish list with like at least 5 or 6 things (it used to be longer when I was younger) and I would get like 5 or 6 at the most depending on how expensive everything was but my brother would get like 8 at the least every year. I politely told my parents about how I felt (it was on Christmas) and my dad yelled at me in another room telling me that Christmas is THE WRONG DAY TO BE COMPLAINING! I said that in caps because he was screaming at the top of his lungs. I wish I could be like my little brother
My oldest sister always buys christmas presents for my younger siblings, I'm the 2nd oldest and she doesn't get me anything.
My brother got like a $60 present and it was BeyBlades and absolutely useless except for playing and guess what I got? An umbrella... that I needed so I didn't get wet when I walked to and from school... and it was like $20. Guess what I get for a christmas present... A THERMOS FOR LUNCH.
Once my younger sister got a new phone for Christmas but when I asked for an Apple T.V. or an Apple Watch I was denied those and got clothes instead.
I remember this from my own childhood and now see and hear it happening in other families as well. I'm the oldest child and have a brother. Whenever you attacked your sibling, self-defense or not, you were committing a crime against humanity, according to your parents and other adults. If younger sibling did it, that was only cute and adults thought the older child, you, probably deserved it, too. When my brother and I were little children, our mother asked us why we always fought. My brother said it was because I didn't obey him because he didn't obey me because he didn't want to, so technically it was his fault. However, our mother just laughed it off. I don't think her reaction would have been the same if the roles had been reversed.
I swear to god my sister has beaten the crap out of me more times than I than I can count, but the moment I kick her back, I'm sentenced to house-prison. Being the oldest sibling is downright miserable.
Really true! Whenever my brother annoys me and I get angry at him my parents tell me that I'm always angry but when I annoy him they just yell at me for doing that. Damn
I am not invincible just because I am an oldest sibling.
I feel bad for all the older siblings that have to go through this! I'm happy I have a decent brother and I am treated equally as him and don't have to be a good example for him. And the parents want YOU to be a good example for your bratty younger siblings yet they don't care when the younger sibling does something bad and blame the oldest for everything! If I had to go through all these problems, I would hate my life forever and wait for the day to move out! I feel sorry for all the older siblings who posted their stories about their horrible lives with their obnoxious, spoiled, and bratty younger siblings!
So true. I can't remember how many times I've been chewed out by my parents for not being the 'perfect role model'. If you want me to be the perfect role model, then you should have taught me when I was young mom
I am the youngest but TECHNICALLY the oldest since my sister acts like she's 5 all the time and I don't, but this is still accurate
This is just wrong we older siblings have better things to do
I don't know about this... I have never heard a story about a younger sibling bullying the older one. There isn't even any reason for the younger one to do so, yet the holder has reason and power over the young one.
My younger siblings call me ugly, fat, stupid, dummy, etc... They don't realize that they are the stupid ones, they are hypocrites. I love how stupid my younger siblings are.
I don't see that as a problem, me and my sis get along sometimes, and I'm the one that tease her so I'm fine with this one.
Lol, true for me
Extended family gives your (younger) sibling more Christmas presents than you. Even if you're lucky enough to have parents who give you some "extra" packages to bridge the gap, some relatives come over on the day after Christmas and give your sibling some more gifts.
I know I should be thankful, but what use is something that will break before I take it out of the package? Kind of like getting nothing at all...
YES YES YES! My sister and cousins always gets stuff from extended relatives but I almost always get nothing. This is why I am greedy and constantly whine and beg to get things from everyone
In my case, it's pretty much ALL the chores, not the most. I'm 26 and I have to do chores but my sister is 19 and she is allowed to just sit there and be lazy
That's so me now.
I yelled at my little sis to get out of my room, and Mom yelled at me. Little sis then proceeds to go on a rant about how awful I am and how come I have friends because I'm so mean and Mom just sits and comforts her. THE HECK?!?!
I get so pissed over this!
Your damn right ihave ayounger brother and its hell
My sister says stupid: mom and dad says nothing
I say stupid: mom and dad tells me not to say stupid
Really true! I mean mine is horrible because of this reason
Uh hello? They're YOUR kids. You should be one the one looking after them. Us older siblings are not going to spend our lives cleaning up their messes.
Seriously, my sister is almost nine, brother just turned ten, and my other bro is almost 13! And they still can't clean up after themselves, then I'm blamed for it and have to clean it up.
I think it's there bloody fault they should be able n
SO TRUE! This also applies to my younger cousins.
This exact thing happened when I was going to an amusement park with my best friend, my brother was asking her stupid ass questions and he was hitting her so I slapped him to get him to stop and my best friend laughed, it was so funny because of her!
Happens to me all the time...
YES I HATE THAT IT HAPPENS!
My cousins are PROFESSIONALS at getting me in trouble.
Brother: breaks glass
Me: what happened dude be careful
Mom: OH NO MY WINDIW GO TO YOUR ROOM!
And when you do get mad you end up getting in trouble for it >:(
When she was in elementary school my sister would grab that she's "smarter" and "more awesome" than me because she's fully toilet trained by age 3 1/2 but I was still in diapers at that age. I'm 26 and she's 19.
They never succeed I'm way smarter then them. Also some of this stuff is not true (Yeah my mom favors one of them but everyone else likes me more
I'm smarter cause I'm older I mean but I'm still considered really smart
How Is It that I'm the one being accused of watching rated R animes, when My brother sometimes watches intense cartoons like South Park? Pointless isn't It?
Me and little sis: (watching Parry Gripp)
Mom: "You batter not be showing her porn! "
Me: "Why in the heck would I do that?! "
Mom: "You have to be a good role model to Emily."
Me: "We're watching Parry Gripp! See for yourself! "
Mom: "I don't know what that is, and therefore, it is bad. Give me your iPad! You will be able to watch things with Emily when I think you are responsible enough."
I always wanted an older sibling.
This may not be the most common (cousins, friends, etc.), but it's definitely one of the most influential.
I always wanted an older sister...
Well thanks whoever posted this, you just made me cry
This mainly applies to siblings under the age of 3.
Some board games actually have a rule, "The youngest player's turn is first."
And on Christmas the oldest has to open their presents last
Aren't secrets supposed to be KEPT?!?!
That’s the beauty of a secret, you know you’re supposed to keep it.
It sucks! Basically they are saying, "If you are depressed, screw you, your sister going through worse." Turns out she scraped her knee while you are thinking about suicide.
You younger kids get lots of gifts, go on awesome vacations, and can eat whatever you want, while I, the oldest child, gets nothing, is always stuck at home and had a strict diet enforced by mom which includes very little-no dessert.
WHO'S LIFE IS MORE WORSE, HUH? >:(
Middle kids and younger kids think they have it worst but we older kids have 10� - worse then the middle and younger
That’s a big lie. The youngest has it the best
Seriously half the stuff my siblings got away with I would have gotten in trouble for.
Think about when you discover way of life trough trial and error and when you discovered it after hardship, your parent will say be nice and share it with your younger sibling, the younger always had the easy way handed to them
My cousins steal my stuff and my mom says it's OK. I try to get my stuff back and mom tells me to leave them alone. >:(
I remember asking my dad if he will play video games with me, and he said that I had to finish wrestling ( which I joined and instantly hated ) while my younger brother gets some cheap Call Of Duty game and my dad dedicates 30 minutes to play with him. Why couldn't he just play video games with me?
Once at a party there were Pizza Hut breadsticks. My cousins and I wanted some but then my great-uncle told me that I don't get any and he gave them all to my cousins instead. I actually had to SNATCH THE BREADSTICK OUT OF MY COUSIN'S HAND. I really didn't want to, but my parents wouldn't let me call or go to Pizza Hut to order some for myself, and it was the ONLY WAY that I could get my fair share.
Eldest brother: *Gets yelled at for not playing the sport correctly*
Youngest sibling: *Watching knowing that she wanted to do a sport
Parents: Hey, youngest sibling. Come play too!
Youngest sibling: I hate this!
Eldest sibling: You couldn't live with your own failure and where did that bring you? Back to me.