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13 Struggles Only Second-Favorite Siblings Understand

The sibling rivalry is you, at least. For more sibling struggles, watch Rob Lowe and Fred Savage drive each other crazy in the new legal comedy The Grinder starting Tuesday, September 29 8:30/7:30c on FOX!

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1. When the family favorite got an A on a test, and your parents were like:

So proud. So pleased. So loving.

But when YOU got an A on a test, your parents were like:

So bored. So unimpressed. SO UNFAIR.

2. When you're introduced as "_____'s brother" when your sibling isn't even there:


3. When they get a cool family nickname like "Ace," and you're still called "Pukulele" because of that one time you barfed in the family van:

People change. Nicknames should too.

4. When the golden child is up to their usual shenanigans, and you're like:

But your family's like:


5. When everyone treats golden child's abstract gibberish like it's gospel:

You know if you said that, you would never, EVER live it down.

6. When your parents are all, "We don't haaaaave a favorite":

Then why did you get cropped out of the family portrait last year, hmm? Oh, they don't remember that? HOW SURPRISING. *cries*

7. When people assume you must be in awe of your sibling's intimidating magnificence:

Ummm, no. It's hard to be intimidated by someone you've seen in diapers.

8. When your perfect sib brings the drama over small stuff because they're used to the attention:

Can. Not. Validate. SMH.

9. When you can't help but feel like the favorite is sucking up to your parents: if they need to like you even more than they already do.

10. When the fam favorite just decides what's yours = theirs:

Like they don't have enough already. C'MON.

11. When you suspect that people are a little disappointed when "only you" show up for dinner:

Which means you're going to get to spend several hours answering questions about why they couldn't be there.

12. When their mischief is just ADORABLE to your parents:

You know if you tried this, you'd have to walk home.

13. But you know you can't resent them too much — because, TBH, they're your favorite too.

All images courtesy of Fox.

Never settle for second-favorite-sibling status. For more sick-of-settling siblings, don't miss Fred Savage and Rob Lowe in The Grinder starting Tuesdays September 29 8:30/7:30c on FOX!

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