If you're an older sibling, there's bound to be some things that you are absolutely tired of hearing. People are always trying to tell you how wonderful your younger siblings are, but you know the real truth. And for some reason, every time your parents get together with old friends or family you haven't seen in a while, you have to come up with creative answers to the totally bizarre questions. Here are a few of those questions that you are too familiar with.
1. "Your brother is such a great kid!"
Are you sure you're talking about my brother? Because he and I weren't exactly getting along earlier and I can definitely give you a few examples of how he's actually the worst.
2. "Wait...who's older?"
Excuse me?? Just because my sibling is taller than me does not mean he's older. He's definitely not mature enough to be older than me, and I can prove it.
3. "You're such a great helper to your mom."
Yeah. I know. I've done my fair share of chores and work around the house. I just wish my siblings would learn a thing or two about doing some chores.
4. "Can you watch the kids tonight?"
Again?! I watched them three nights this week. How am I supposed to maintain a social life if I keep hanging out with kids younger than me? (Not that I have a problem with sitting on the couch and putting on kids movies...)
5. "I wish I had you as an older sister while I was growing up."
I know it looks like I'm doing a good job, but this one time I paid my siblings to not tell mom that I let them make bubbles with the dish soap all over the kitchen, just so I wouldn't get in trouble. And then I blamed the mess on them.
6. "Can you help your brother with his homework?"
"You were in school more recently than me, you must remember this better." No dad, I really don't. The last time I had to know how to measure the circumference of a circle was in the eighth grade. You think I'm actually going to remember that useless information?
7. "Stop picking on your brother."
I literally wasn't doing anything to him, mom. This is just another one of his silly plans to try and get me in trouble. Honestly, I don't know why you believe him over me, I'm older.
8. "Why aren't you more responsible?"
Are you comparing me to my brothers? Because I'm pretty sure their only responsibilities are making their beds and doing the dishes after dinner.
9. "You're so lucky."
Yeah, I guess I am. I have the greatest siblings in the world, and I'm not afraid to tell everyone.