Today I’ve come with the great debate, the great sibling debate. Actually, there is no real debate because I will hear of nothing else. Okay, that isn’t true because I want to know where and how you weigh in on this topic. However, I said what I said.
Based on the above paragraph I feel like you should already know where I stand. I am a very typical little sister and I’m so freaking proud of it.
I am one of two girls and my sister is 6.5 years older than me. Now I don’t believe everyone perfectly falls into the categories below but they may. For me, I am not far off from what they say and I am very proud of who I am.
My sister and I are almost night and day in personality. I am loud, I am the life of the party, I am a rebel and always have been, I take the risk, I make my own rules. My hairstyles and overall style are very bold and in your face yet so true to me and my personality. I am unapologetically me. Although I am the youngest I am very much a leader and mother hen.
Here are some of the things they say.
Older (est) Sibling:
They are the center of attention – They have like 500 childhood pictures
They are pressured to be the best.
Most of the time, they are the favorite. – Not up for debate on this one.
They don’t generally take risk and play it safe.
They are like the second parent, they also take care of the family. – You learn to cook early.
Because they are the first they are eager to please and don’t want to fail.
Keep to themselves – They don’t always buddy up with another sibling.
Feel left out or forgotten. – We’ve seen this play out in a variety of TV shows and movies.
They keep the peace and are usually the mediators.
Great listeners – maybe because they struggle to be heard
People pleasers – They want to be liked.
They value their outside friends – They make for the best, best friend you can have.
A bit secretive – I think this goes back to keeping to themselves. Not like dead bodies in the basement.
They feel replaceable – You might not miss them if they went missing.
Have the most to prove – Showing is much better than telling.
Younger (est) Sibling:
Spoiled – It is not our fault our parents have more money and resources to spend.
More playful – We want to be the show pony.
Brat – Because we are fighting for attention because it is focused on the oldest.
Great sense of humor – It is because we are so well rounded. Most
Risks takers – Because we are tired of someone always telling us what to do. We are going to show you.
Confident – Everyone in the family, older siblings included keep tell us how important we are.
Creative – Because we need to outdone whatever our older siblings have already done.
Dethrone the first-born – self-explanatory
They want respect – We hate that everyone thinks they know what is best. We just want to be an individual. All those hand me downs didn’t help.
Charmers – We can woo a snake.
Thrill seekers – Well, adventure is out there.
Comfortable being alone
Always around adults
Not good at sharing
Independent than most
Have great imaginations