Were you given responsibilites beyond your years and were you able to accomplish them or did you suffer from failing your parents!
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Well, that's a way of pointing it. In essence, you were the parent to your younger siblings. You probably had NO childhood as you has to be an adult early. You also put YOUR OWN needs, desires, & goals last, if not abandoned them entirely! SA
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I FEEL for YOU!
THAT'S par for the course for the oldest child in the family. You are the tester child and the child who must set THE EXAMPLE. You have to dot those ps and qs, the younger siblings have it MADE IN THE SHADE in comparison to you my dear.
Wonderfully put, my friend!
You learned life lessons that your other brothers have not learned yet. In my opinion you are ahead because you are the oldest child. I would not be envious towards your family members. If you believe in God, be happy with what God has given you.
I'm not upset with my Mother but I was being sent to the store at 4 years old two blocks away with a note and a list because I couldn't read yet. I also was sent to mail letters ect. I made some mistakes and was so scared shed be mad at me.
Yes, the life of many oldest children are hell. They are expected to be adults even in childhood. They must be perfect as to set "examples" for younger siblings who get away w/murder. Siblinghood is ONEROUS for oldest children-they get the SHAFT!