My goodness, I have two younger siblings. Sometimes they’re my favorite people, but most of the time… They annoy me.
So, how 'bout we all drop some knowledge.
If I slip up (for example cuss) in front of them, I have to pay up to keep them from telling on me.
The only problem is if they aren’t older than typically 13-14 they don’t understand what the concept of covering a secret is… Even if I gave $5 to them.
They literally get away with everything.
The other day my little brother was calling me a ton of names. I told him to stop and my mom went “Lynne! Don’t talk to your brother like that.” My older brother and I just stared at each other like
"You’re the older sibling, you should know better!"
My younger brother was kicking me and hitting me, I grabbed his hands to stop him. That was literally it. My mom got POed and told me I shouldn’t do that and my younger brother “doesn’t know better”.
(a) He’s literally 12 years old. Yes, he does.
(b) Teach your kid not to hit me!
They typically are the only people in the family that really listen to you.
As much as my little brother annoys me, I know that if we’re both not trying to claw out each other’s eyes… He actually is a good person to confide in.
They’re always bragging about what they do better than you. Which doesn’t make you insecure; it’s just annoying sometimes.
My brother makes it a point to tell all my friends and his friends that he is taller than me. And he weighs more than me… Which really isn’t an accomplishment.
They literally suck at keeping secrets.
Even if they’re trying their hardest, they manage to hint at it or just flat out forget that they’re keeping a secret. Sometimes it’s funny, especially if it’s something like a surprise party, but it typically screws all of the siblings over every other time.
They’re always like "What does that mean?"
I have older siblings and/or friends over and we have lots of inside jokes. So, when they’re constantly asking me what things mean and my parents get involved… Yikes.
Always leave the mess for YOU to clean up.
Mom: “Why is the bathroom a mess?”
Me: “I don’t know. I saw [younger sibling] in there last.”
Mom: “Just go clean it up.”
Play fights get ugly.
We’re not allowed to pillow fight anymore. That’s all I can say.
THEY GET PHONES EARLIER THAN YOU.
I didn’t get my phone till I was 14 years old. That was three years ago!
My eight year old sister now has a iPhone and my brother got his when he was 10. Explain to me what sort of dark sorcery this is!
Doing things with them is a currency.
For example, I can bribe my siblings by saying I’ll play Smash Bros with them or play kitchen with my sister.
You’re always asking them to grab things for you.
“Can you grab my phone upstairs? It’s on the right side of my desk.”
Honestly, this is one of the best pros of younger siblings because if I ask my older ones, they mouth off and say “get it yourself” or “why you so lazy?”
It feels SOOOO good when your parents finally call them out.
It gets exhausting always being the scapegoat so when my younger brother gets in trouble for something… Gosh, does it feel good.