Being a younger sibling is fun with many benefits. You get to be called the cutest kiddo in the family, and everyone automatically starts pulling your cheeks and love you.
Besides being perceived the most innocent, our devil nature and mischiefs are often forgotten. Getting all the unwarranted attention has it ups and down. So today it is time for us younger siblings to have a word on the matter.
Here are top 10 things that only the children who were the last slab of their parents will understand and relate to.
Toys down the line
Some people might perceive it that we don’t have to ask for toys or playthings as its already there in the house. But what most people fail to understand is that those things no longer interest us. We got bored of the used things in the first week only, and now we can’t even ask for a new one. Our sisters and brothers have all the privileged to buy toys of their choice but we, the younger ones only have to be content with their things. This is one of the biggest problems of having siblings.
The Big Comparison of marks
Our elder brothers and sisters set a benchmark for the test scores. Whatever they have got, we naturally have to get more than that. There is no point talking to your parents that you don’t have as much interest in Maths as your brother and can’t get 100/100 like your brother. All the talking is in vain. This is one of the struggles all younger siblings know.
The cast offs
Who would like to wear an oversized blazer of their brother or a fraying school tie? Anyone? Yea right! No-one actually! But we the little ones have to accept the cast-offs of our elder siblings.
Babysit by your Siblings
When your parents have to attend an evening for the office party, then your elder siblings automatically become your babysitter. There two possibilities of the experience. One, your sibling is acting totally cool. You get to watch the movies. You get to eat dark chocolate cookies. You get to stay up late or not going to bed at all. Two, The hormone levels of your siblings are on an evil level today, and this is going to be one hell of a night. You’ll end up wishing that might it be your parents here and not your siblings babysitting you.
All the Leniency was for the first child Only
Your parents learned many lessons with your older sibling, and that means they are not taking any chances with you. And automatically means that when your elder brother or sister ruined the party held by your parents, you are not going to have a house party ever!
Being accused of ‘most favourite of the parents.’
When your parents scolded your elder brother, he eventually busted out on you being their favourite and you were left feeling terrible even when it was not your fault. This is one of the most unbearable problems of having siblings.
The endless teasing
Pulling cheeks were one thing but teasing? It’s not so cool! It is a fact that at every family gatherings and functions the little ones have to endure all of it. Though this may seem as one of the problems faced by younger siblings, still at times it is enjoyable.Having someone to watch your back. This is no doubt one of the biggest problems of having siblings.
Having someone to watch your back
Sometimes being the most tiny has its benefits. You have your brothers and sisters to get you out of trouble with one call. Now that is something goooood!! You don’t have to feel so lonely which is the best thing.
Having a personal stylist
When we turn 10, our sister feels like a stylish and chooses our clothes, shoes, accessories –all of it! And sometimes (I must say SOMETIMES), it worked well and bagged many compliments! It turns out she is not that bad actually.
Instantly having a gang when you entered high school
You are known as ‘so-and-so’s sister’ and it has its boons and bans. You entered high school with a ready-made reputation and some enemies. But when you get a gang of cool kids to hang out with then this can be forgotten. You don’t have to search everywhere for compatible friends. And the love — it is adorable!
There are many things that we couldn’t have accomplished without our elder siblings and in the end the relationship is sweet and cherishing! So, problems of having siblings is not a problem, but a boon at times. So, enjoy.
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