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23 Things You'll Understand If You're 10 Years Older Than Your Sibling

"You're older, you should know better." Fuck that.

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1. You were lulled into the false sense of security that there were going to be no more babies and then BAM, your mother popped out another one.

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2. Your mum gave you "the talk" about what it meant to have a baby brother or sister and how yes, the baby would get a lot of attention, but everybody still loved you too.


3. You got mad jealous about how much attention they got when they were born because who really cares about a 10-year-old when there's a cute baby dribbling over themselves?


4. When they were little, it was your job to take them to the baby park.

I'm such a good big sister taking my baby to the park & stuff

You resented this because what if your friends saw you hanging about in there? That's so uncool.

5. Since there were 10 years between you and your sibling, babysitting duties were often left to you.

6. Which was incredibly annoying until you realised you could run a "my rules, I'm in charge" ship.


7. You had to watch TV shows that you thought you'd grown out of and left behind.


8. The younger sibling gets everything at a younger age than you did.


Double bed at 11, iPhone at 12...are we going to give her the house at 13?

9. Your younger sibling gets jealous about how much freedom you get.

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10. While you get jealous of how spoilt the younger one is.

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Even though you're both equally spoilt.

11. You sometimes get new things first, which makes you feel very smug.

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12. And you've got the "But I'm the oldest" excuse ready to kick off with if your sibling gets something before you do.


13. You live to torment your little sibling by playing pranks and teasing them.

14. But you definitely won't stand for anybody else teasing them.


15. Your taste in anything is probably insanely different.

"What is this shit you're listening to on the radio?"

"What is this shit you're listening to on the radio?"

16. You've never had one of those sibling school photos because you've never been in the same school at the same time together.

You have to settle with fire selfies instead.
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You have to settle with fire selfies instead.

17. It's a euphoric feeling when you finish school forever and know your sibling has another 10 years of hell left.

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18. Even though you did all your exams 10 years before your sibling, you'll still happily gloat about it if you got better results than they did.

19. It's great when you finally pass your driving test and you can take your sibling out on the road without your parents.

20. You argue like cat and dog and you mostly get the blame because "You're an adult and you should know better."

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Your sibling's probably looking really smug behind your parent's back while they're telling you this.

21. You sometimes become closer when you move away from home and you don't bicker 24/7 about what to watch on the TV.

22. You're always inevitably in different stages of life because 10 years is actually a really big age gap between siblings.

23. But even though the age gap is quite big and you tease your sibling mercilessly, you still love each other.


Probably more than most people in the world.