1.The younger one is always the younger one and the older is always the older one
This is a universal rule. No matter how old or young you are, the older one is always the older one and the younger one is the younger one. The older one is always supposed to be responsible, the younger is always just a kid even if he/she is just a couple of years younger than you! The pampering is always the younger one’s right!
2.You are blamed for all the wrong things
Being the older one you are supposed to lead by example. So if the younger one is at fault, you are to be blamed because you haven’t set a good example.
3. You learn to share because you have to
When you have a younger sibling, the first thing that your parents teach you is to share.Share the chocolates, the toys, the books! Everything! Younger ones are at a disadvantage sometimes. Why? Hand me downs 😛
4.They follow you everywhere- school, college and sometimes maybe even to your office
Yes, your sibling and you will in all probability go to the same school. It is easier that way for your parents. But yes, your sibling is with you on your journey to and from school. And if you are like me, your sibling follows you not just in school but also in college and yeah most likely in office to! Yes, it is all set to be true in my regard. You decide not to acknowledge each others existence. But hey, small town! Same school, same locality, so people know the both of you!
5.You get to be the boss- sometimes, only sometimes
Yes, sometimes and only sometimes you get to be the boss. Being the older one does not mean that you get all the good things and that you get to boss over your younger sibling and get your work done. That hardly happens! Because, “I’ll tell Mummy” happens! But on certain occasions when you younger sibling badly needs a favour then you are the boss!
6. Fights, lot of them
Fights for this and fights for that! Believe me these are not just verbal fights. And it doesn’t stop when you grow older. Wrestling moves are tried and tested in the confines of the house especially when parents aren’t at home. How do you think I know John Cena, Triple H, The Rock, Undertaker?
7.But when they come to you for help, you can’t deny
You fight like sworn enemies! But when your younger sibling needs help, you are always ready to help! Yes, sometimes you can ask for bribes! But even without them you’d help because he/she is your sibling after all!
8. You are protective about your sibling
No matter how much you hate them for being so annoying most of the time, when someone else targets your brother or sister, you stand up for your sibling and fight for them! You are protective about them and would never allow them to be hurt! And if you are the older sister to a younger brother, you cannot deny that you have maternal instincts!
9. You miss them when you aren’t around
If they aren’t around, the house is all quiet. You miss them when they are not around. And if you are staying away from home, you miss talking to them, listening to all the stories that he/she has to say, being annoyed by him/her and most importantly fighting with them! Yes, sometimes you have to fight with them when you get back home just to tell them how much you miss them when he/she are not around!
So those are the 9 things that I observed in the journey of being the older sibling! What is your story? Do you agree with what I said? Being the older one isn’t easy, but yeah being the younger one is also not easy when you have an awesome older sister 😉