Tweets That Highlight Why Being The Oldest Sibling Sucks

by Elana

Do you have siblings? Then you may have noticed, whether you're the older one or the younger one, that there is a little bit of a lack of consistency in how the oldest is treated compared to the rest of the gang. The oldest is often held to the highest standards and a whole lot of strict tomfoolery. The younger siblings, on the contrary, get away with everything. They're not held to such intense standards and the older ones are taking notice.

Comedian Abby Govindan turned to Twitter to expose the gap and fellow oldest siblings jumped at the opportunity. As an oldest myself, I get it.

It all started here.

It all started here.
via: abbygov

Then came the call to action.

Then came the call to action.
via: abbygov

A lot of people quickly pulled up to chime in.

A lot of people quickly pulled up to chime in.

I feel that.

I feel that.

He must be older by a few minutes.

There's also a gender gap when it comes to expectations but that's a whole other conversation.

He must be older by a few minutes.

Oh yeah, that. It never really ends.

Oh yeah, that. It never really ends.
via: r_Aar0n

Why did the financial burden shift after us, too?

Why did the financial burden shift after us, too?

Enjoy your content, kiddo.

Enjoy your content, kiddo.

Parents after their first kid be like, "I GIVE UP."

Parents after their first kid be like,

Mom got reeeeaaaaaal laid back.

Mom got reeeeaaaaaal laid back.

Honestly, there's a lot of discussions about weed on this thread.

Honestly, there's a lot of discussions about weed on this thread.

Oh, the times they are changin'

Oh, the times they are changin'

Can we backtrack to that sibling reparations idea? Let's talk about that some more.

Can we backtrack to that sibling reparations idea? Let's talk about that some more.

Be Nice.

Be Nice.

OOF, relatable.

OOF, relatable.

What's worse... it's even more dangerous than ever for kids and teens to be on social media.

What's worse... it's even more dangerous than ever for kids and teens to be on social media.

Suuuuuuucks

Suuuuuuucks

Well, you know, we can't have the little ones feeling left out.

Well, you know, we can't have the little ones feeling left out.

Just throwing this out there. But, you shouldn't have to mess up your first kid before you realize you need to support your kids.

Just throwing this out there. But, you shouldn't have to mess up your first kid before you realize you need to support your kids.

Oh my. Grandparent goals or something??

Oh my. Grandparent goals or something??

Hey, the little grievances matter, too!

Hey, the little grievances matter, too!

Lucky Duck

Lucky Duck
via: nahbois

Mom gave TF up.

Mom gave TF up.

Someone get congress on this.

Someone get congress on this.

Well that's frustrating.

Well that's frustrating.

I swear...

I swear...

Unneccessary as heck.

Unneccessary as heck.

SMH

SMH
via: lee_ehn

Spoiled.

Spoiled.

See? Even the younger siblings know.

See? Even the younger siblings know.

It's in the past.

It's in the past.

Some folks are just all sorts of backwards.

Some folks are just all sorts of backwards.

Wooooooooooooooooow.

Wooooooooooooooooow.

Little Brothers get away with the MOST.

Little Brothers get away with the MOST.

Yup.

Yup.

Wack.

Wack.

The pendulum swings.

The pendulum swings.

My favorite word here is, "ANOTHER."

My favorite word here is,

Didn't even flinch.

Didn't even flinch.

Dramatic ASF

Dramatic ASF

Dang.

Dang.

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