Are you the Eldest of the Family?

Philippines
September 17, 2008 12:52pm CST
Being the eldest of the Family in the old testament was a Gift. If you are the eldest of the family then you are lucky and blessed. But in todays generations, I could say i better become the youngest than the eldest, you know the reason why? there are a lot of reasons around. Like in my case, I'm the eldest in the family. I used to be blamed whenever something wrong happen even it's obvious who is faulty. Even my younger sister was the one who made the mistake they still blame. Sometimes i feel that I am loved less by my Parents.
3 responses
@Shavkat (79038)
• Philippines
25 Nov 12
Being the eldest in the family, the parents expected much compared to other siblings. Most of the time, they take responsibilities when the parents are not around. It is a tough job, but it needs to do it.
• United States
17 Sep 08
I am the oldest in my family. I think that the first child is a learning experience for any parent and that we are kind of the "practice" kids. When we were kids, I wasn't allowed to do much and my parents were very strict. My brother was allowed to do more, not only because he's a boy, but because my parents were learning the mistakes they had made with me. Now, my sister is 10 years younger than me. By the time she reached her teens, my parents had it all figured out! I think that shows in our adult lives as well. She's very successful and I'm back in school trying to get through it for the fourth or fifth time. When I left my parents' home, I felt I had to try out all the things I didn't get to do when I was younger. My sister didn't have that urge because she had more freedom as a teen.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
17 Sep 08
well birth order is a funny thing to be sure. my hubby was born in the middle and always feels that he is caught in the middle even now. i am an only child (which is very much being the eldest child, who has to take the responsibility of everything (especially as they grow older!)