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26 Things You'll Only Understand If You're The Oldest Child

Because you're the oldest and you should know better.

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1. Life started out so sweet.

It was just you and your folks, and they doted on you.
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It was just you and your folks, and they doted on you.

2. Then one day, everything went wrong: a new, smaller version of you arrived.

3. Suddenly you weren't the cute one anymore.

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4. You started to get the blame for everything.

5. No one believed you when you protested your innocence.

Because you are the oldest and you should know better.
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Because you are the oldest and you should know better.

6. Your younger siblings could get away with murder.

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7. And you'd STILL get the blame.

Apparently it's never their fault because, "they're two years younger."
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Apparently it's never their fault because, "they're two years younger."

8. Your catchphrase quickly became, "IT'S SO UNFAIR".

"I hate you all!"
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"I hate you all!"

9. If you ever managed to get them into trouble it was the purest joy.

10. As the oldest, you have to do everything first – figuring things out for yourself, making all the mistakes.

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11. You try to be a trailblazer, but it's hard when your younger siblings copy everything you do.

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12. Your parents were always waaayy stricter with you. You were basically an OAP before you were allowed to go to Glastonbury.

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13. While your younger siblings pretty much got to do whatever they wanted.

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14. You begged and pleaded for your own phone for the longest time.

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"I'll do anything! Anything!!"

15. But when you were finally allowed one, your younger sibling got one too.

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Even though they were SEVERAL YEARS YOUNGER.

16. When you pointed out to your parents this is SO UNFAIR, they confiscated the phone.

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17. If your parents weren't taking your stuff off you – your younger siblings were.

"Give it back you little shit!!"
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"Give it back you little shit!!"

18. You developed a sixth sense for when your parents were about to walk in and catch you beating up someone smaller than you.

19. You were the first one to go through puberty.

That awkward stage seemed to last forever.
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That awkward stage seemed to last forever.

20. And your younger siblings were not impressed.

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"You disgust me."

21. When you finally emerged like a beautiful swan...

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22. Your younger siblings were not impressed.

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"You disgust me."

23. You resorted to barricading yourself in your room using heavy furniture and large warning signs.

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24. Your younger brothers and sisters got used to your shouting face.

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25. But despite all this, you have to admit it's kind of cool being the one the others look up to.

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26. You know you love them really.

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And they don't think you're so bad either.