Relatable Tweets About Being the Eldest Daughter
Being the oldest sibling has plenty of perks. Behind your parents, you're basically the boss. Unfortunately, a bucketload of responsibility and unfair expectations tend to come with the job description. You're still treated like a kid, but expected to act like a grownup. Parents are harder on you than everyone else. You don't get to resign once you grow up, either.
You still end up being the family mediator, and probably don't get the recognition you deserve...until now. Consider this list of relatable eldest daughter tweets as the gold stars you should have been awarded years ago. It's a reward for singlehandedly keeping the family sane.
Where's Our Check?
Being the oldest usually means being given the most responsibility. If you're a girl, it's even tougher. Parents trust you to look after younger siblings more than they'd typically trust a son. That seems insulting to boys, for one, but it also forces firstborn daughters to carry way more responsibility than they signed up for.
Eldest Daughters Are All Out Here Running the Country
If a firstborn daughter is reading this, we hope you fit in time for self care and/or a therapy appointment in between breaking up family conflicts and finishing your second masters'.
Oldest Daughters Take Care of Everything Parents Don't
You know how parents are supposed to be the leaders of the family? When they're dysfunctional, guess who picks up the slack? Bingo.
Why Didn't We Think of This Sooner?
Seriously, this is a great idea. Kids should be allowed to join the union too, because most firstborn daughters take on adult responsibilities by the time they're about seven.
On a Lighter Note, Eldest Daughters Get to Sip the Best Tea
As the firstborn, you have a special connection with mom. You understand the family drama better than your younger siblings, and the older you get, the more juicy tea your mom will spill.
This has 61,000 likes, and that's all we're going to say.
All Eldest Daughters Need to Update Their Resume
No relevant work experience? Don't be ridiculous. If you're the oldest sibling, you've been a project manager since birth. They're all your projects, so if they're all still alive and relatively functional, you have a stellar success rate.
Firstborn Daughters Are Live-In Family Therapists
They know all the family details, including their internal conflicts, baggage and traumatic experiences. All of this will be spilled to their own therapist, who's probably overwhelmed just hearing about all of it.
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Happy Mother's Day!
Petition to launch a separate official holiday to all the eldest daughters who were thrown into single parenthood before they got to middle school.
What Would Happen If Oldest Daughters Ran the Government?
Everything would happen, actually. Screw gridlock. If eldest daughters were in charge, housing insecurity, global warming, and inflation would be fixed by next Tuesday. And they'll beat themselves up over not finishing it by Monday.
Oldest Daughters Tend to Be Perfectionists
Awkward silence. We don't relate to this at all.
In Our Defense, Our Bossy, Type-A Personalities Are Required
If we weren't on top of every detail, our siblings probably would have killed each other, and according to our parents, it would have been 100% our fault. Why do you think we're so anxious?
Being the oldest feels like trying to herd a flock of cannibalistic sheep. Just picture it. Relatable, no?
Stupid question. Next!