All this is familiar only to those who spent their whole lives under the slogan “you are the elder.”
WHAT ONLY THE OLDEST CHILD IN A FAMILY KNOWS ABOUT
Ha, you know everything! You don't just know more than your younger siblings, you know more than your parents. More than all the people in the world. Yes, yes, who was left alone with snotty noses while the whole world was doing God knows what? You. And now you have the legal right to teach the world about what he does not even know. Let them grow up and let them brandish their diplomas, you still know a few years more than they do. It is a pity that this knowledge often has to be kept secret so as not to offend the younger ones.
NOBODY IS BETTER THAN YOU
It's a fact. It’s hard to give up the legitimate “let me do it better” if for several years in a row everything worked that way. Now it's with you for life. The development of an older child occurs in the family only in this way.
NOBODY IS BETTER THAN YOU INTO ANOTHER JOB YOU DON'T WANT TO DO
Years of practice, yeah, “hands remember something!” ©
YOU TEND TO FEEL GUILTY WHEN SOMETHING WENT WRONG
It's because "You're older! Who was supposed to think here?”.
LIFE IS UNFAIR, BUT THIS UNFAIRNESS WORKS IN YOUR FAVOR OFTEN
Who will sit in the front seat of the car? Who has the TV remote control? Who will eat more ice cream? This world belongs to the elders, mu-ha-ha! The elders always receive more than the younger children in the family.
YOU STILL FEEL MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE OTHERS
Oh, that feeling of being looked up to like a celestial. So what if he was 2 years old? But he worshiped me!
YOU ARE AN EXPERT IN PARENTING KIDS
You have a lot of experience as a nanny, but out of modesty, you never write about it on your resume. Well, and the methods that you then used in raising a person “from this lump”, ahem, will not be appreciated by everyone. Yes, yes, good old blackmail and threats.
SHARE YOUR THINGS?
Get them back chewed and poked? No thanks, you won't buy it again. But if someone needs to support the myth that people should share, then yes - you will accept this trinket as a gift. I said a gift. I said forever. Ahhh!!!
OLDEST CHILD IS A PIONEER
You were the one who gnawed on the granite of high school, you were the first to wear these tough clothes that the younger ones got already comfortable and worn out. By the age of thirteen, you were already a seasoned old man. Even with gray hair, when the little ones scattered two kilograms of flour 10 minutes before their parents arrived.
YOU ARE LITTLE DESPERATE TO BRING YOUR JUNIORS TO THE SHINING PICKS OF PERFECTION ON WHICH YOU SIT TIREDLY
But let someone dare to offend the younger one - you will break it.