12 Things You'll Only Relate To If You're The Older Sibling
Tricking them into believing outlandish lies was pretty much a requirement.
Ahhhh, siblings. Annoying, yes, but also the first real friends you ever have - even if that friendship does involve a lot more fighting than would be normal in any other BFF situation.
But how does life differ depending in which order you were born? A LOT, actually - here’s 12 things you’ll only get if you’re an older sibling.
1. When you both did something norrrrrty but you got in trouble because you’re older and ‘should know better’.
2. You watched children’s TV far longer than appropriate because they weren’t allowed to watch the older stuff.
Teletubbies at 13? Sure. You werk that handbag Tinky Winky.
3. When you had to wait YEARS before being allowed a mobile phone/TV in your room but your younger siblings got them just a few months later because by then it wasn’t a big deal any more.
Nothing has ever been so unfair.
4. Your parents were SO much stricter with you because it was all new
‘A FESTIVAL? You want to go to a FESTIVAL, Melissa? Oh no I don’t think so not until you’re much older’. Fast-forward to your younger sibling at the same age, and the very same parents forking out for Glastonbury tickets…
5. You got roped into helping out at their kiddy parties because you had to be responsible.
NO BALL PIT FOR YOU GO AND HAND OUT THESE PARTY BAGS.
6. Always getting the front seat in the car and feeling like a Bo$$$$.
7. Getting the biggest room too, because you were here FIRST.
8. Having to play babysitter on a Friday night instead of going out with your friends.
9. Tricking them into believing outlandish lies was pretty much a requirement.
‘Yes you are adopted. You are. You are ask mum. She only said no because she didn’t want to upset you’.
10. Having to go through puberty - which already sucks - with a fascinated younger audience.
'Are you growing boobies?’ ‘What is this cotton mouse I found in your room?’ *holds up tampon in front of crush who has stopped by to invite you to the park*