Oldest Sibling (The Ultimate Guide + Image Quotes)

Being the eldest of your siblings gives you many advantages and teaches you many important lessons early in life, such as compassion and patience. However, being the firstborn is not as easy as it appears, and being the oldest of your siblings is not all fun and games. While you may occasionally get to boss your siblings around and have first dibs on everything, being the first born comes with a lot of responsibility and pressure. Here are 11 issues that the oldest siblings can completely relate to:

1. Even if you don't want to, you must be a role model for your younger siblings

Your younger siblings look up to you as their primary role model, so you must be flawless. If you are the first child, you are constantly reminded that you must set a good example for your siblings to follow. Every time you get into trouble, it is magnified tenfold, and you are reminded of how you are failing to live up to the expectations of your position.

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2. You are blamed for everything by your parents solely because you are the oldest

Having younger siblings means you're in trouble when they're in trouble. Because you are older, even if you are not at fault, you are to blame because you are expected to know better. Who was it that forgot to put the bikes in the shed before it started snowing? Your younger brother, but technically you were responsible because you should have ensured he did it. So you get blamed for almost everything they do wrong or whenever they cause trouble. They, on the other hand, are not in trouble because they are “not old enough to understand.” After all, you are the one who is supposed to be watching them.

3. You want to be the cool kid, but you also need to be the responsible kid

You're always torn between being the cool one and the responsible one. You enjoy being cool because it is enjoyable, but you are also expected to be mature and responsible.

4. You are concerned about losing games to your younger siblings

You enjoy maintaining your “superior” status because you are the oldest. As a result, you do your best to win any games you play with the younger kids. If you lose a game to them, it's a bad day for you.

5. You are under more pressure to perform well in school

The older generation is also expected to be smarter and achieve higher grades in school. If your younger brother or sister receives an A in Math and you receive a B, your mother will seek an answer from you. In contrast, if you receive an A and your younger sibling receives a B, you are now to serve as their tutor and assist them in excelling.

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6. You must always be prepared to do unpaid babysitting

If your mother is doing the laundry, going shopping, or working in the kitchen, you are the babysitter for your siblings. You're the on-call babysitter, and any plans you had don't seem to matter.

7. You must make a case for staying up late or owning cool gadgets, whereas your siblings are permitted to do so at a younger age

You wanted to stay up late and watch a movie, but you couldn't. You wanted a cellphone, so you had to beg and beg for one, and when you finally got one, it came with a long list of rules. However, it appears that your younger siblings are granted these privileges at a younger age and with fewer restrictions. As a result, the statement, “You never allowed me to do that when I was that old,” is frequently uttered in your life—you've lost count of the number of times you've said it.

8. You had to deal with your annoyance when your sibling was born and everything stopped being about you

As an only child, life appeared to be perfect. Your parents lavished you with their attention, affection, love, and care. However, when the new baby arrived as your sibling, they became the focus of all this attention. When you don't get the same amount of attention and have to share everything with your younger siblings, you become frustrated and jealous.

9. You must make numerous sacrifices

If you're the oldest of the siblings, you have to make a lot of sacrifices, even if you don't want to. These may include not being allowed to have certain toys that your younger siblings may swallow bits of, being forced to watch TV shows that are too young for you, or being forced to stay at home to babysit them when you want to go out and party.

10. You can't keep any secrets because the children are constantly on the lookout for you

It is extremely unlikely that you will be able to get away with anything or keep any secrets when you have younger siblings. They will continue to spy on you like a creep and will run to your parents as soon as they learn anything new. As a result, having friends over is difficult because your younger siblings will not stop bugging you.

11. You are frequently accused of being bossy, despite the fact that you are simply carrying out your responsibilities

You must be assertive at times to protect them and keep them out of trouble. However, this frustrates them, and they accuse you of being bossy when you are simply playing your part.

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Conclusion

These are just a few of the difficulties that come with being the oldest child. However, as the oldest sibling, I know that despite all of the responsibilities and pressures, being the oldest sibling is still one of the best things that could happen to someone, and one of the most prestigious titles to hold.

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