12 Things You'll Only Relate To If You're A Younger Sibling
Hand-me-downs = life.
Where our younger siblings at - because here’s 12 things only you will relate to.
Even if your older sister tries to tell you otherwise. Because obviously she knows best, right? *rolls eyes*
1. Your parents taking your side in arguments.
Because older siblings should KNOW BETTER. You’re just young and easily impressionable, right? *evil laugh*
2. Hand-me-downs = life.
Oh you want a new pair of shoes? Sure, here’s that scuffed old pair big sis Sarah wore for like 2 years before getting a nice shiny replacement from an actual shop. Fabulous.
3. Hey, boxroom.
Look just because your siblings arrived first, does that entitle them to the bigger bedroom? Apparently, yes.
4. Having to deal with your older siblings reputations at school.
‘Oh, YOU’RE Tom’s sister?’ = a lose-lose situation. If they were a star pupil, there’s pressure to be just as great. If they were a terror, you’re treated to teacher side-eye shade, as if you’re going to set the bin on fire at any moment. (Spoiler: Tom once set the bin on fire).
5. Being able to watch slightly-older-than-age-appropriate films.
Sneaking that ‘rated 18’ DVD out of their room and watching it from behind a cushion with pals? Piece of cake.
6. Wondering if you really WERE adopted at least once.
Do older siblings get some kind of handbook instructing them to tell this lie to younger brothers and sisters? Do they?
7. Being subjected to ‘makeovers’.
And let’s face it, these weren’t of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ quality. No I don’t want a fringe cut in, Susan. NO I REALLY DON’T.
8. Having to deal with your friends fancying your older sibling.
And dying a bit inside every time they swoon over him/her.
9. Following in their footsteps.
Want to join the football team? Jane already did that, and won a trophy. Got an ‘A’ in your art GSCE? Oh, so did Tom. It doesn’t exactly lessen your achievements, it would just be nice to be first, for once.
10. Getting to do stuff at a younger age because your parents don’t think it’s a big deal anymore.
Haaaaaa, Samira had to wait until she was 13 to get a mobile phone, and then you got one a few months later. Suck it, Samira.
11. Always having to ride in the backseat of the car.
You get travel sick in the back? Tough luck - being older trumps shotgun, it would seem. Oh, and if you ever DARE get in the front….
12. Being the favourite.
Because everyone knows the younger siblings are more special, right? We’re the baaaaaaabies - and nothing beats that.
- Words by Lizzie Cox.
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