Would you rather be the oldest child, in the middle, or the youngest?
I am an only but I think I wouldn't mind being the oldest. I know they have a huge responsibility but I feel like it is fun to help your siblings as they grow up and deal with things. Interesting question.
I am the oldest, I always wished I was the youngest but when I really think about it I wouldn't want anything to change. Being the oldest taught me valuable skills that are harder for younger sibs to learn.
Since I am currently the oldest I would still choose to be the oldest. Now it might have been fun having an older sister around but no I love it. I am actually also the oldest grand kid on my mothers side so I was spoiled!
I am the oldest and have been for 56 years. Probably can't change it and wouldn't change it if I could.
I am the oldest and it seems to work for me. Not sure I always loved it when I was a kid, but looking back now I'd say it was a good place to be.
I am the oldest of two and it has been trying; too many responsibilities on my shoulders. I wouldn't want to be the middle child; not enough attention given to this child and most people born in the middle try to keep the balance in the family. Perhaps, I'd like to try being the youngest and have everybody lavish their attention on me and run the risk of not being so responsible.
I definitely feel your pain. The oldest child is the most difficult and taxing of all birth order. Oldest children are often the ones who bear the blame if younger siblings act up and often the most punished. Oldest children must be on 24/7/365
Growing up as an only child, I would take either one of those. I always wanted siblings.
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As an oldest child, with three others behind me, I got blamed for a lot of things I didn't actually do. But I wouldn't have it any other way as it made my skin thicker, and out of the 4 children, I was probably the best prepared to face life, which in my opinion was a great advantage.
I am the oldest and it has both pros and cons.
I can always get away with being bossy although my siblings no longer want to listen to me since they grew up and one became taller than me.
Being older unfortunately, also gives you more responsibilities and less room to maneuver when it comes to misbehaving.You are always the "example to your siblings".
I would not give up my position though, most of the time things are good.
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