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For the longest time, you were an only child. Then your parents decided to throw another child into the mix. Growing up with a much younger sibling was probably not what you expected:

For the longest time, you were an only child. Then your parents decided to throw another child into the mix. Growing up with a much younger sibling was probably not what you expected:
For the longest time, you were an only child. Then your parents decided to throw another child into the mix. Growing up with a much younger sibling was probably not what you expected:


1. You still suffer a little bit from Only Child Syndrome.

You can’t understand why your parents waited so long.

Like WTF parents? I thought we had a good thing going!

You were an only child for years and experienced the luxury of having your parents’ undivided attention You’re (still) pretty ornery over having to share that with another person. Or sharing anything, for that matter.

2. You become mini mom/dad.

You find yourself completing tasks that are normally expected of your parents, like reloading the Diaper Genie or picking up your sibling from soccer practice. You also become more critical of your parents’ orders of discipline and punishment. You know the mistakes they made with you, and you don’t understand why they’ve allowed history to repeat itself.

Because of the large age gap, your sibling is basically young enough to be your child. You look after them as if they were your own spawn. If anyone ever dares to f*ck with them, it will be a cold day in hell.

3. It’s difficult to find common ground…about anything.

For the most part, you have very little in common with your sibling. You’re exploring your sexuality while they’re practicing their times tables. You lost your sh*t over Britney and Madonna making out at the VMAs while they freaked out over Swiper the Fox stealing Dora’s map.

Also, they have a tendency to think they’re always right, even when they’re SO wrong. BE. PATIENT.

4. They’re an excuse to act like a kid again.

One of the perks of having a sibling who is much younger is that you have an excuse to see that new Veggie Tales movie and a valid reason to attend that One Direction concert. Sometimes, you even find yourself doing kid stuff without them.

Don’t mind me, I’ll just be watching Sesame Street by myself.

5. You’re often mistaken for their parent.

While treating your sibling to a night on the town, many assume you to be their mother/father.

Yes, even when you’re only 15.

If anything, dealing with your younger sibling gives you every reason to NOT reproduce.

6. You can’t fight with them because it’s simply not fair.

How can you justify clotheslining your eight-year-old sister for eating the other half of your roast beef sandwich? You can’t.

Being that you are much older than your sibling, it wouldn’t even be a fair fight…unless they have access to a pair of scissors.

FINISH HER.

7. They’re a constant reminder of how old you are.

Remember when they attended your high school graduation as a toddler? And now you’re at their middle school graduation as an adult...

Also, the fact that they don’t know who Ross and Rachel are, or what a first generation iPod looked like...

Feel old yet?

8. Your parents still baby them.

Yes, they are the baby of the family. But why does your mom still insist that your 10-year-old brother sit on her lap during dinner? *eye roll*

Get a room.

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