9 Things Only The Youngest Child Understands
June 5, 2015
Being the youngest of three, I know what it’s like to be the youngest child. My sister and brother are two and a half years older than me and they are twins. There’s definitely good and bad things that go along with being the baby of the family. I personally happen to love it because I don’t have someone younger than me trying to copy my every move, and I was able to see how my siblings grew and learned from their mistakes. These nine signs all point to you being the youngest child:
1. You were always ganged up on. Being the youngest means you have people above you (obviously) so, naturally, you’re going to get picked on. Whether everyone is making fun of you or starting an argument, you’re the target.
2. You will forever be known as the baby of the family. My mom always tells me “You’ll always be my baby,” and I’m like “Awesome.” No but in all seriousness, I don’t mind being the baby of the family.
3. Older siblings have paved the way. No need to worry about early curfews or not getting a car when you get your driver’s license. Your older siblings had to deal with that, but not you. They’ve already done the hard work by complaining to your parents.
4. Hand me downs. Why buy new clothing and personal items when your older siblings have things that you can use? I mean the concept is great: older sibling gets a brand new computer and you get the old one. Yup, it’s awesome.
5. No matter what, you always had to copy what everyone else was doing. It was the cool thing to do. I used to copy everything my sister did and I was so annoying about it. If she wanted a Polly Pocket, I wanted a Polly Pocket. Sometimes, I still copy things she does…take it as a compliment, folks.
6. All of your teachers knew you because of your older siblings. Pretty much all of my high school teachers compared me to my sister and brother. It gets old after a while.
7. You never get shot gun. To this day, my sister and brother will not let me get shot gun. I always have to sit in the back of the car because I’m the youngest. I don’t understand the reasoning behind it, but I will never win.
8. You always get your way. You’re the baby. That’s all there is to it.
9. You’re able to learn from previous mistakes. You see the mistakes older siblings made and you know to avoid them. Plus, you can ask for advice on certain things because everyone else has gone through it already.
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