The youngest child.
Everyone thinks they know about the lives of the youngest but do they really? Sure we have our fair share of bad experiences but there are also many perks to being the youngest. As the youngest of five, I feel I have a pretty good sense of the main perks we can have.
Now I know not everyone will have or had the same things happen to them, but these are just what I have come to realize after this holiday season.
1. Getting away with more.
Okay, so you're the end of the line so of course, your parents are going to be more lenient on everything. Something my brothers did back in high school that would get the car taken away could just make me get talked to. Hearing they types of punishments my brothers had compared to me was night and day. I'll admit, it was pretty awesome, and still is awesome.
2. Empty. Nest. Syndrome.
I was told this for years and never believed it because how crazy is if for your mom to buy you a ton of things and take you places just because she's sad you're leaving her. Let me tell you it's not that crazy. An empty nest is when the last baby leaves the home for college, work, or simply moving out, and if you're the youngest you will or had gone through this yourself. I can't say I hated it though. My favorite meals being made, going shopping, and just spending tons of time with my mom? Score.
3. Being spoiled more than your older siblings.
Okay, this I 100% agree with because when you're the youngest there's something about it that makes you instantly get spoiled. If there was ever anything I wanted or needed I got it. Even when my family went through tough times financially my parents did their best to buy me things. Although this happened with all of my siblings, I felt like the year before college was a very spoiled Malley era.
4. Longer curfews.
Okay so I'm not too sure about my brothers but I know for me and my sister it was always 11 o'clock. On many occasions, I would either leave after 11 or be home later than that time. Usually, I would just have to wake my mom up to tell her I got home and then lock the front door. I know this probably would have barely happened to my older siblings when they were my age.
5. People "know" you.
This could either be a good thing or a bad thing, we're going with the good. If your sibling was good in school, this, in turn, can help the teacher like you more. With their friends, it can help you with networking. Overall this can help you immensely!
6. Your siblings always have your back.
A lot of things have happened to me in my life and my siblings have always been the first to give me a helping hand. When I went through heartbreak my brothers were the first to say, "want me to go up there to kick some ass?" When my mental health was deteriorating my sister was the first to ask if I needed someone to come up to help me get back on my feet. Although they can be hard on you sometimes, they make sure you are always taken care of.