Calling all second born children. Does this scene sound familiar?
OLDER SIBLING: Hey, Mom and Dad. I microwaved a Hot Pocket all by myself.
MOM: (oohing and ahhing). Wow, my amazing first born child, that is so wonderful. You're the smartest child in the entire world.
DAD: You didn't burn down the house or anything. Let me grab my phone and take a video to share with all my friends.
YOU: Hey guys, I just found a cure for cancer.
PARENTS: Not now. Can't you see we're busy praising our first born for this amazing accomplishment?
YOU: But I'm about to save millions of lives.
PARENTS: But did you microwave a Hot Pocket? Without ANY help?
You might be a firstborn if:
**You ran for student council or class officer.
**You’re in dance, gymnastics, and take piano lessons, but your little brother only gets to play one sport.
**You have never worn hand-me-downs.
**You got your ears pierced at 12. Your middle sister was 10. Your baby sister was 8.
**It took a week before your parents decided you were old enough to go to a sleepover. Your sister gets invited to a sleepover, she’s a year younger than you were, and Mom texts “Yes” before she pulls away from school pickup.
**You have three baby albums all scrapbooked by hand. Your younger siblings' birth pictures are still on Mom’s laptop.
There are advantages and disadvantages to being your parents' first child.
You ask why I can't be your friend and as much as I really would love for us to be BFF's, this just cannot be. Why can't we be friends? Because you are so much more to me than just a friend, you're my daughter. Now let me tell you what that really means.