The birthday card I received from Dragon has inspired me to write this post. The card she sent me went like this:
ROSES ARE TOUGH
VIOLETS WONT QUIT
WHEN IT COMES TO BIRTHDAYS
YOU’RE OLDER THAN…..
(THEN I OPENED THE CARD)
I tell ya being the oldest sibling is hard. We get no respect, but all of the blame for everything the younger siblings may do. All 0f you older siblings out there know exactly what I’m talking about. We’ve always been told that we have to watch what we do, because we’re setting the example for the younger ones. We were expected to behave more maturely, and if we didn’t, we got the big lecture or worse…punishment! We were always expected to watch over the younger ones while we were out-and-about. Yes we were held to a higher standard.
Growing up with Drags things really got hairy once she became privy to the game being played, and she caught on way earlier than I would have liked! She learned that if she told Mom I had hit her, I would get punished. It didn’t matter that drags had hit me first, or sometimes that I hadn’t even touched her…Mom always believed her! Drags would also say to me “If you don’t (insert whatever it was she was wanting me to do) I’ll tell mom you hit me”…and as I said before, Mom would always believe her. She was such a little brat, yet I still protected her like a mother lion protecting her cub…why is that?
Yep the younger ones seem to get real good at manipulating the system! That’s okay though I did manage to get my revenge on many occasions.