I come from a family of three kids and now I have three kids, so naturally there’s always the question, who has it easier? The oldest, middle, youngest?? Each one has it’s advantages and disadvantages and I wanted to delve a little deeper into each one for the next few weeks beginning today with 10 perks of being the oldest child.
I am the middle child, so being the oldest is foreign to me, but I do believe that there are some clear benefits to being the biggest kid- I also know that that’s probably a good thing since I know that I definitely ask a lot of my biggest kid! She helps me out tremendously, and I do appreciate it. However, from the younger’s point of view, they may not see it that way. Here are 10 perks of being the oldest child in the family.
1.Who’s in charge when mom’s not home? You are! (Even though my kids are old enough for me to leave them alone yet, I will put my oldest “in charge” if I take a shower or are out doing yard work- and she loves it. The older two? Not so much.)
2.Everything they get is brand new- no hand me downs for them.
3.Their baby book is complete.
4.Your parents really were excited for all of your firsts!!
5.There’s more photographs of you as a baby than anyone could ever need.
6.At one point, every single toy WAS yours!
7.Bigger bedroom, more privileged and sometimes, a later bedtime.
8.”I’m the oldest” often solves many argument with your siblings.
9.You get to experience everything first- and share all about it with your younger siblings.
10.You were totally spoiled…until the next baby came along.
Ahhh, the oldest- they don’t know how easy they had it. Then that next baby came along, and everything changed. Next week I’ll share some perks of being the middle child, thats me 🙂