Being the oldest of 6 children, I most definitely suffer from first-born syndrome. It’s practically a component of my DNA. I’m bossy, hardworking, and caring. I find myself being a mini mommy for my siblings often because having a big family is wild.
When I was younger, I spent a lot of time despising my siblings. Sure they were super cute at first, but having mini humans want to copy your every move is ANNOYING. They also had a hard time listening when my parents put big sis in charge. That power may or may not have went to my head just a little bit…
First borns get a bad reputation in society, but I think people just misunderstand us. Sure we are over-bearing and uptight but it comes from a place of love. We love our younger siblings so much and would do absolutely anything for them.
It may take some time to come to terms with this, but deep down first borns aren’t all that bad. Our parents practically had to experiment their parenting on us due to lack of experience. So we can’t help we are annoying sometimes.
Even though I might be a goody-goody or tattle tail, there are some perks to being the first born. I get the pleasure of having siblings and my closest sister is my absolute best friend. Siblings know you better than you know yourself sometimes. And there’s no one in the world who understands everything you have been through.
They were by your side the entire time.
“Your siblings are the best link to your past and are the most likely to stick with you in the future.”
What’s your birth order? Let me know in the comments. PS- Psychology theories of birth order are super interesting.