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I Am the Oldest Child

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    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

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    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 19-21, F 9 Responses Sep 4, 2008

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    Older Doesn't Mean Better

    I know my little brother is a better person than me, I admit it. He is kind, generous, and giving, whereas that is not my thing. He always thinks about others, except when he doesn't, and is so caring. He has taught me a few life lessons, like just because your older doesn't mean...
    idance13 idance13 18-21, F Oct 11, 2012

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

    who is four minutes older
    theamittyaffloction theamittyaffloction 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 25

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    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 1 Response Jan 14

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    The Oldest Of A Large Family

    Hello - Im the oldest of a large family, and so worried about not having the perfect opinion that even here I've used a diff't screenname than I normally use and don't even want to give specifics on family size! (thought I'll say more than 10). How sad is that???? My main...
    overburdened overburdened 36-40 Sep 25, 2012

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    And My Sister Hated Me For It.

    She thought she should have got all the same things as I did, when I got them, even though she is 6 1/2 years younger.She screamed and threw temper tantrums, until she got what she wanted. She either got the same thing, or I had to share. If she didn't get what I got, she...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F 2 Responses Oct 31, 2012

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    Hurt.

    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 22-25 2 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    I Have Three Siblings And Was Very Happy!

    I was born in Quito, capital of Ecuador. At a year and a half we moved to Floreana Island (in the Galapagos) when I was 1.5yo. When I nine, my little sister was born. She was called Isabela, named after the island she was born on (not Floreana due to lack of midwives there!) and...
    MummaToAZoo MummaToAZoo 36-40, F Mar 17, 2013

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    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 18-21, F Oct 17, 2010

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    My moms side . I'm 17 have a 2 year old sister

    and a 11month sister. And she has another on the way. Dads side 12 year old twin brothers . 9 year old brother 8 year old brother and a 3 year old sister . Both sides I'm the oldest.
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 18-21, F Mar 23

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    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 a...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 18-21, F 3 Responses May 30, 2012

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    I Am The Oldest Of 6 Children The Next In Line Is 2 Years Younger Then 4 Years Then 6 Years Then 16 Years And Finally 20 Years. We All Work In The Family Buiness And I Am The Lowest Ranking Member Of The Corporation.

    I am the only one who has a degree and I make the company the most money but I am the one who is looked over for promotion and raises are not in the picture for me. Customers ask for me all the time and prefer not to work with the others. Father says that they need to have the...
    brenda64652 brenda64652 46-50 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

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    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

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    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 61-65 Jan 30, 2012

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    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

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    Oldest.

    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 7 Responses Jan 20, 2008

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    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 26-30 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I AM THE OLDEST CHILD OF MY FATHER BUT NOT OF

    MY MOTHER. IS LIFE NOT STRANGE IM THE OLDEST AND THE MIDDLE CHILD AT THE SAME TIME. WHERE DO YOU FALL? TYPE SLOWLY I HAVE A VISION ISSUE THAT EFFECTS READING.
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M Jul 16

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    I Hate It

    I'm the oldest child. I have three siblings. One girl is 6 years younger, and one boy is 12 years younger and the last one is 12 years younger .And the first two I mentioned are stepsiblings and the last one is a half-sibling. Great. I'm expected to do everything for that god...
    LongtailZ LongtailZ 18-21, M Feb 24, 2013

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    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 22-25, M Jul 10

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    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

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    Have You Ever Seen Someone Die?

    Crying was never my thing. But from the spring of 2007 to the summer of 2008 there was a reason to cry  more then once every six months. A 15 year old girl should not be worrying about the things I have worried about this year. Imagine having a relevantly happy life then...
    xamazingolovex xamazingolovex 16-17 1 Response Sep 24, 2008

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    Sons Are Overlooked

    I am the oldest son of three. If it isn't obvious, I hate it with a passion. Since the birth of my second brother at 2, I have been the around the clock maid/ baby sitter/ whatever else. Doubled when the second brother was born at 5. 12 years later and **** has changed for the...
    SoloHD SoloHD 18-21, M Jan 21, 2013

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    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 31-35 1 Response Jun 27, 2013

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    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

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    It Sucks!!!

    Sorry but being oldest child is a major pain! I havn't been anywhere in the last year because I have to babysit all the time!! NO I dont complain out loud because my moms a single parents and works but hello baby daddy? Dosn't he need to watch his kids some more instead of the...
    Shadowgirl0012 Shadowgirl0012 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2011

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    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...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F Apr 7

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    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

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    Sometimes I Want to Feel What Its Like Having An Older Sibling...

    I'm the oldest, and most of the time I need to fill in the task of looking after my younger siblings when our parents are not around. Sometimes I feel so overwhelmed by everything. Even at a young age, I had to look after them a lot so I regret not being able to experience how...
    FadedShadows FadedShadows 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 21, 2007

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    Five

    There are 5 children in my family, I am the oldest. I had to make some tough desions as a youngster. The hardest decision I ever made was when, Mom and Dad were having a physical altercation, (the first and only one). Seeing I was the oldest, I got all my siblings out of the...
    djw1 djw1 61-65, F 2 Responses Apr 14, 2013

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    My mother has two kids,

    Savannah who is 9 now ( I still can't believe it) and Nathaniel who will be 8 near Decembers end. She is a smart *** sadist who is shockingly a great individual kid. Still irritates the shy out of me and is the only person I ever met who could get under my skin in an instant...
    hitvl hitvl 18-21, F Nov 29, 2013

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

    I'm older by 21 minutes! Show some respect bro! All in good fun :)
    Tasha15Girl Tasha15Girl 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    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

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    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

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    I'M The Oldest In The Family

    I'm the oldest child in the family, though I grew up being the youngest in a foster home. When I was in my teens, and got to know my young step-siblings, I didn't know what to know what to do with them. I didn't have any social skills around kids younger than me. I just didn't...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T Jun 26, 2013

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    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 22-25, F Aug 9

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    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

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    I am the eldest of my three sisters: the

    youngest one is annoying. Help
    TheSignOfLibra TheSignOfLibra 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    Hate Being The Oldest!

    HATE BEING THE OLDEST of one sister and one brother ! Eventhough I dont do anything i get bleamed everything that my sibings do, most of the time I wish that  I was never born or I was never part  of the family I am part of  right now. I even cry everydeay thinking of how...
    RG01 RG01 16-17 Dec 28, 2011

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    Oldest

    Well it used to be me and my brother then when my parents divorced and my dad got married I got a step sis and sadly bro anyway I am now older then all of them it sucks it seem everything is my fault
    Badams19909 Badams19909 13-15, F Jan 6, 2013

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    I Hate It So Much.

    I mean, being the oldest child, my parents expect me to be a good example to my brothers and sisters. But, how can I when my life is so messed up? And I don't want my siblings to be like me. I wish I have an older brother. People always say that my younger brother is...
    amethyst91 amethyst91 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 16, 2010

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    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

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    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 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    I Hate It.

    I hate being the oldest -.- my parents expect me to do everything and NEVER make a mistake! Am a teenager and I'm gumma be messing up a lot! But they just don't understand that. Too many responsibilitiesand too much expected of me :(
    AuroraDiamond AuroraDiamond 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    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

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