If you have siblings, were you treated equally as a child?

@rawpoet (2047)
United States
November 28, 2006 12:34pm CST
I can't say that I was. How about you?
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• United States
28 Nov 06
In my opinion, I wasn't treated equally. Now ask my mother and she'll tell you that I was. I don't put much stock in what she says on this subject because she was an only child so she wouldn't be able to relate.
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@rawpoet (2047)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I know how it goes. My mother is the same way. She wouldn't want to admit to being anything less than perfect.
• United States
28 Nov 06
My sister is more successful than I am. However, she isn't married and has no children and just bought her first house. She's older also. For me, I have two children and purchased my first house two years ago. While I'm not making anywhere near the money my sister does, I think my mother looks up to my sister more simply because of the money factor. For some reason, my mother doesn't think that I have smarts as she's always trying to tell me how to raise my kids. I really hate that!
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@rawpoet (2047)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I SO understand you! I grew up in a very materialistic family, and was told all my life I'd amount to nothing. I brought a house in 1994 and another in 2000, but because of divorce, I lost everything. At least at one time, I accomplished something they never could imagine. The one house was huge with 10 acres of land. Man do I miss it!
• United States
28 Nov 06
I was not treated fairly.. i am the oldest in the whole family ( both sides ) and I was often nominated to babysit for all of the younger ones against my will.. without anyone asking me if I had anything I would rather do.. so that sucked... now that im older though I dont hate anyone for it.. but I look at my little sister and brother ( now grown ) and cousins getting to do whatever they want and it makes me think about all the things I missed out on becuase I was held to more responsiblilties than most kids my age..
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@rawpoet (2047)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Oh boy! That is a shame. Thanks for sharing your story with me.
@rawpoet (2047)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Oh boy! That is a shame. Thanks for sharing your story with me.
@minxy67 (2708)
28 Nov 06
I am the youngest in the family by 17yrs so my brother and sisters were all grown up when i was born, i got spoilt rotten by all of them, my parents always brought me great presents because they always said they didnt know if they would be alive when i got older, i am glad to say i am now 41 and they are both in their 80's and still alive and going strong.
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@rawpoet (2047)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Very nice! Thanks for commenting!
@pagli84 (1850)
• Netherlands
28 Nov 06
well, my sister is 6 years older than me...and my stepbrother never lived with us. i would say that the way my mom raised me and my sister were not equal, but that has a lot to do with circumstances. when my sister was growing up, my mom was a new immigrant trying to learn the language and make ends meet working 3 jobs. my mom was an only parent when my sister was still here, but she re-married when i was 10, so she had the help of my stepdad with me. we were in a bad financial situation when my sister was growing up but with my stepdad's income, things got a lot better. i got a lot more opportunities than my sister did, which she still thinks is unfair..but it wasnt necessarily my mom's fault.
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@rawpoet (2047)
• United States
28 Nov 06
Wow! Thanks for sharing your story with me.
• United States
28 Nov 06
I was not treated fairly.. i am the oldest in the whole family ( both sides ) and I was often nominated to babysit for all of the younger ones against my will.. without anyone asking me if I had anything I would rather do.. so that sucked... now that im older though I dont hate anyone for it.. but I look at my little sister and brother ( now grown ) and cousins getting to do whatever they want and it makes me think about all the things I missed out on becuase I was held to more responsiblilties than most kids my age..
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• United States
5 Dec 06
I am th oldest of four children. I do not feel like I was treated fairly because I got in a lot of trouble for "not knowing better". When ever one of my siblings did something wrong, my name was the one that my father yelled first. When he found out that whatever the problem was was not my fault I still got in trouble because I was old enough to know better and stop the younger ones from being bad.