8 Reasons Why Being The Oldest Kid Can be a Real Hassle

Being the oldest child can be awesome but it also can be one of the biggest hassles in the world.

Here are some of the things that you’ll recognize if you are blessed/cursed with being the oldest kid.

1. You are the kid your parents are way too hard on

You may be the first born and get spoiled because of it, but at times, you wish your parents could just give you a break. You know they love you and want the best for you, but can’t they bug your little siblings just a bit more?

2. You are babied but not in the same way your younger siblings are

Your younger siblings get more attention, more things, and get a lot more freedom. But you get to be your parents first.

You’re the one they put the most effort into making sure never got hurt and had everything they needed to be the awesome adult that you are now. So, I guess there are pros to being the oldest, right?

3. Your parents expect a lot more out of you because you are the oldest

One of the things you heard the most as the oldest was, “You should know better you’re the oldest.” This saying also helped you get in the most trouble because you were supposed to know better.

But truth is, your parents expecting so much out of you has only benifited you. Even if at times you wished your little sibling had to deal with being the oldest for once.

4. Your parents will never understand how much easier they were/are on your younger siblings