hey guys! i hope you're doing well. lately i've been thinking a lot about how the older sibling gets a lot more flak from their parent(s). as an older sister myself, i usually find myself acting like another mother and looking after my younger sister.
usually she hits/punches me and will call me names but i never retaliate because there is a 6 year age gap (im 15). also, she has a lot of medical issues so i don't want to make her sad. i just got into a pretty big fight with her. she over reacts a lot, when i just ask her to move or if she can share her food or something. she's 8 years old and able minded and bodied, so i don't really see why she hasn't learnt to stop yet. she grabbed my hair and shook me back and forth like a raggedy ann doll! it didn't hurt that much because she does it often. but still i was pretty shocked at how she grabbed on to me! also shocked at how my mum barely scolded her! i know for sure if i did something like that i'd get in HUGE trouble!
this got me thinking about the experimental punishments my parents tried on me when i was her age. sounds freaky, but i mean things like the naughty step and a spoonful of mustard if i poked my tongue out at people. then i realised my sister has never gotten anything of the like!
i really think the older siblings get a lot worse than the younger ones! of course its not good and not a competition who gets it worse but, its sad to me knowing a lot of big sisters/brothers/siblings have to grow up a lot earlier than their younger family members.
we should all unite! i'm pretty annoyed at my mum right now. she acts really immature when i try to talk about these things and tells me 'you're not the mum!' i hope i can get through to her. she was a younger sibling so she cant really empathise. wish me luck...