Being first doesn't always mean best
September 26, 2008 3:19pm CST
My cousin has a baby from her old boyfriend and that was his first child and marriage. Every time he gets with someone else she always tells them that she was his first wife and had his first child. Okay, and? That doesn't make you better then them because if it did you two would still be together. I don't like it when she says that because she tries to make her child seem better than the other two children he has. All kids are special in my opinion and I told her to stop degrading those other kids but she just doesn't get it. What do you think about this?
26 Sep 08
I agree with your opinion. Being the first doesn't mean you are the best. I wonder why people still have some generalization that the first child should bear more responsibilities than the others. I am the first child in my family, but I think my sister can do better in taking the responsibilities, and I believe that my parents understand the situation and that is why they don't give me more responsibilities that I could actually take. I am not feeling superior of being the first child in the family, I even don't feel ashamed if my sister took the responsibility more than me, because for me people has different ways to live their life.
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26 Sep 08
That's so true klaudine. When people put their kids on such a high pedestal, that is so much further for them to fall. I'm not saying you shouldn't encourage your kids but people shouldn't expect so much from their child just because they were the first born. Thanks for posting.