I Am the Oldest Child

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    I'm the oldest if you don't count my twin

    who is four minutes older
    theamittyaffloction theamittyaffloction
    16-17, F
    Sep 25, 2014

    I Am The Oldest In My Family

    I was the firft born that makes me the oldest of course.  My brother is 1 year younger than me.  I have 4 sisters.
    aquarius3 aquarius3
    Jan 30, 2012

    I have two other half siblings.

    My half brother and I share the same father but different mothers. He is 14 going on 15 in May. My half sister and I share the same mother but different fathers. She just turned 16 in late January. I just turned 20 in early January. I like being the oldest. :)
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise
    18-21, F
    Mar 21, 2015

    I disliked being the oldest child growing up

    because of African customs and high expectations. I would get so much **** when I was younger for acting immature and getting in trouble in school and for being a terrible example for my younger brother. I also don't like the fact that I can't always make mistakes and act...
    Music2323 Music2323
    22-25, F
    Oct 18, 2015

    I'm the oldest of 4 kids 3 girls

    and 1 boy. My brother drowned at 4. Sometimes I feel like a 3rd parent.
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15
    16-17, F
    1 Response Mar 22, 2015

    I wasnt the oldest until I was 28 years old

    and my older sister died. then I became the oldest of 3' my younger sister is only 15 months younger than me. she was the youngest until my little brother was adopted. he's almost 11 years younger than me. when my older sister passed , that put younger sis in middle, all alone...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2015


    i'm the oldest of two children in my biological family. my brother is about 2.5 years younger than me, but lots of people think we're twins. even when we were younger, people would stop us in public places to ask if we were twins*. i guess i look younger than i am, and he looks...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jan 20, 2008

    Yes. I really wanted a sister.

    I was so happy when she was born. Loved her until she got old enough to realize that as the older sister I had more privileges than she did. I was 6 1/2 years older. When I could ride my bike on the road, she was 4. When I could stay out after dark, she was 7. She began to be...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    Dec 23, 2015

    Out of all the kids on my mamas side I'm the

    oldest out of all the great-grand kids. And I'm the oldest of a younger sister and brother.
    deleted deleted
    Aug 16, 2015

    I have a younger brother by 15 months.

    We've always been very close. Although, I am older, he exhibits all the first born traits and has always acted as "the older brother". He even looks older! Ha!
    deleted deleted
    Mar 5, 2015

    I Am the Oldest Child

    I am female I have one sister and she is 1 yr and 2 months younger than me. What it means to me is, I do everything first and I always mess it up so she learns from my mistakes!! lol. Yes, I am a natural born leader!!! ....Of things that are rebellious and creative...and not...
    SummerWind18 SummerWind18
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2009

    I am the eldest of my three sisters: the

    youngest one is annoying. Help
    TheSignOfLibra TheSignOfLibra
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2014

    Being the oldest sometimes its not a good thing.

    Parents depend on you, siblings become lazy and expect you to do everything for them. Oh and get this they even want an allowance from you. Does that make sense.
    Claudia02 Claudia02
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    I Am The Oldest Child And Always Get The Blame For Everything

    I am the oldest child and I'm blamed by my parents for mostly everything that goes wrong with my siblings who are a lot younger than me. Especially by my dad, who probably thinks of me as some failed firstborn, seeing how he's never been proud of me much in my life. He trashed...
    JacqtheRipper JacqtheRipper
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2013
    kguzaldo kguzaldo
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    Yep. I am the oldest of 5 brats.

    I'm kidding, Sure they may get on my nerves at times, but I still love them regardless. They make me laugh, and I just want them to be able to look up to me someday as a role model. I don't want them hating me, because that would hurt. I spoil them so much, that it drives me...
    distanceandspace distanceandspace
    18-21, F
    Jan 14, 2014

    Yesterday I guess you could say cause it's past

    midnight here was my youngest biological sister's 12th birthday. I was almost 4 when she was born. With the twins my mom had 4 kids under 5 years old. 3 in diapers because the twins were just shy of 2. Yes we were all born in march. Obviously my parents had very busy early...
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15
    16-17, F
    Mar 9

    Younger Brother

    Despite my mum treating us quite equally a majority of the time, I felt like my brother who is nearly three years younger somehow had it more favourably. She would enforce rules on me but not him, or seem harsher with me in comparison to how she dealt with him. I couldn't get...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 30, 2012

    And Yet An Only Child...

    I am the only child from my parents, but I have 4 half siblings and a step sister in my mother's family and an adoptive sister from my dad's. My oldest half brother has aspergers syndrome. This coupled with a rough life made being the oldest very interesting. He never really...
    LostLotus LostLotus
    22-25, F
    Oct 17, 2010

    3 To Many

    I am the oldest of 3. One is on it's way. One I am kinda close with but there are times we hate eachother. I am blamed for little things. Like this one time my sister locked me outside the house in my pjs and it was freezing cold. When I finally got in I said one thing and I got...
    hopeless101 hopeless101
    18-21, F
    Jan 23, 2013

    Ups And Downs

    I am the oldest child in my family.As the oldest child,I've had my share of ups and downs.I can not count all of the situations that have come out with negative results.But if I had to pick one situation that had a positive result,it would have to be the day I first became a big...
    ultrasensitive ultrasensitive
    46-50, M
    1 Response May 15, 2013

    I am the oldest by five years,

    followed by my sister, and then our younger brother. I'm rather happy with that, as being the oldest always made me the leader.
    SavinienBrassheart SavinienBrassheart
    31-35, M
    Sep 9, 2015

    We Got Blamed For Everything

    I love commiserating with friends who were also the oldest, because it's amazing how much our stories about growing up parallel each other's. I am the oldest with 2 younger brothers.  One is only 2 years younger, but the other is 9 years younger, so I spent a lot...
    bripeace bripeace
    22-25, F
    Sep 17, 2009

    I just don't know... Little sister 2 years

    younger Little brother 5 years younger I kinda wish I had a twin instead.
    TK13 TK13
    26-30, M
    Jul 10, 2014

    April 1990-ME!!! March 1991-Mommy married

    "Daddy"(my stepfather) October 1991- 1st little brother born March 1993-2nd little brother born June 1994-Baby sister!
    SexyRicana SexyRicana
    26-30, F
    Aug 9, 2014

    And i only have one younger brother.

    But i have oldest cousin that just like my sister so i don't really feel like I'm the oldest
    fragilegile fragilegile
    26-30, F
    Nov 29, 2015

    Oldest Child Syndrome

    I am 6 years older than my younger sister.  I spent a long time being the only child. Then my mother married and had my sister. Besides being the oldest, I also felt left out. There was my mom, my stepdad and my sister, one whole family, and me. I felt like the left over...
    Jenn026 Jenn026
    18-21, F
    9 Responses Sep 4, 2008

    Oldest Of 4

    My mom had me when she was 34. She divorced by biological dad that I've never met and moved to a different state and then she remarried 3 years later and had my sister who is 3 years younger than me. After my sister she had my two brothers back to back right after my sister was...
    surrealreality surrealreality
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 13, 2011

    My brother is 18 months younger

    than me, and he's getting married tomorrow. I'm so, SOO excited for him and his fiancee, but it's still weird going to his wedding when it's not even on the horizon for me. I blame society.
    2JustBe 2JustBe
    26-30, F
    Jul 9, 2015

    I am the oldest. There are 7 of us total.

    My mother had 4 with my step father and my father had 2 with my step mother.
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

    I am the oldest child.

    Kind of.... It's complicated
    DeanWard DeanWard
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 13, 2015

    Get Over It

    I am the oldest of two children. My parents were obviously trying for a boy because the minute they had my brother 2 years after me, the party was over. My mom tells people all the time that I was a great kid until year two, and since nothing in my life changed at all other than...
    KissMyAssWeak123 KissMyAssWeak123
    1 Response Jun 27, 2013

    my parents are always blaming me

    for stuff, and are never proud of me. like my parents are always nice and proud of my little brother even though I am the straight A student. when his report card comes they are always like , it ok you can do better but on the other hand when I show them my report card they are...
    hi1people hi1people
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 22, 2015

    Oldest of five, indeed.

    We have all gone our ways, and have all had a degree of success and happiness. It is always funny when we get together, as we seem to revert to our particular childhood roles.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 16, 2014

    Bow Down!

    I am your elder! You must obey me! Bow down to the supreme power that comes with my age! If only that worked on my 3 older sisters.... They really can't listen.
    fadingvioletdawn fadingvioletdawn
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 3, 2011

    I have two younger sisters.

    I, of course, was the one who was always in trouble for something, even when I didn't do it! Or I "should set a better example." When I was little, I was the one who got spanked all the time by my dad...maybe it was because he wasn't used to having a kid? I don't know. I...
    RubyLane RubyLane
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2014

    And I don't let my twin bro forget it.

    I'm older by 21 minutes! Show some respect bro! All in good fun :)
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 23, 2014

    I have a twin not alike (thankGod)

    and a lil brother and one sister... yeah I like them all.. but my twin and I had different paths to take.. and we saw the world from different angles... we're not on contact like the old days but..yet as I act so strong.. I miss him and I'm in tears inside.. I still act as the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 29, 2015


    I'm the oldest of the 3 girls. I'm 22 the middle child is 17 and the youngest is 10. Recently, I've seen my sister get into some trouble and the way my parents handle it isn't anything compared to how I was rudely punished. I know maybe I shouldn't care due to the fact that it...
    Jessyjess Jessyjess
    2 Responses Apr 7, 2013

    I am the Oldest of three.

    My mom had me when she was 20, I turned 26 this years My brother Christopher would be 23 this year. My Brother Scott turns 22 this years I am the oldest of three, and I am also the only girl. For once, being the oldest, really does have its benefits, Since I am the...
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2015

    Oldest of 3

    i was the first 'oops' baby my parents had...my brother the second one 20months later.  My sister was actually planned...she came along about 5 1/2 yrs after my brother.  needless to say, she's the spoiled one lol 
    KinkyFlower KinkyFlower
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 14, 2008

    But what the ****, did I just see my middle

    name on this group's icon?
    BloodEpiphone BloodEpiphone
    16-17, F
    Mar 6, 2015

    I'm an only child but I have many cousins (10

    that I know of) - I'm the oldest out of all my first and second cousins on my mom's side and my first cousins on my dad's side. My parents expect me to be a role model for my cousins, and my cousins also look up to me a lot even though I'm not that smart or talented. I used to...
    PinksTheNewBlack PinksTheNewBlack
    16-17, F
    Apr 7, 2014

    I'm the oldest of 3 children.

    All boys. There's 1 year and 9 months between me and my younger brother and a year's difference between them. My younger brother is so competitive that I can't hardly be around him. I don't have a competitive bone in my body. My youngest brother is a lot like me. Are you...
    mymartind35 mymartind35
    56-60, M
    1 Response Jul 18, 2014

    Love and Hate..

    I love and hate being the oldest. I love being in charge but I hate being the perfect one. I think my parents expect more out of me because I am the oldest.
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2007

    Ok, so being the oldest is great

    but at the same time it sucks. I always have to take care of my younger siblings which I dont mind but they can be so annoying. My sister who is the second to oldest is supposed to help me out with my little sis who is the youngest but I end up doing everything. I am the first...
    MaRi1J MaRi1J
    13-15, F
    Nov 17, 2014
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