I’ve always read that birth order plays a big part in our personalities and development. Now that I’ve had kids of my own, I definitely think there’s something to it.

Oldest kids are their own special breed, and if you’re the oldest and a daughter, you might already suspect that our experience is different than our siblings – or even oldests who are boys.

These 17 tweets confirmed it for me – and if you’re the oldest sibling and a girl, I bet it will confirm it for you, too.

17. She’s still a 10.

But it takes a special kind of partner to wade into those waters.


16. We all know it.

Hopefully your partner knows it too.


15. I feel personally attacked by this post.

It’s nice to know I’m not the only one.


14. I knew it wasn’t just me.

We made all of the appointments for our own households, too.


13. Define ok.

There are just so many options.


12. What would our demands be?

It would be a long, long list.

11. I feel like it’s not our fault.

But maybe that’s just our cross to bear.

10. We’re not even tired.

We’re just energized and satisfied with our good work.

9. There’s too much work to do there.

And no one else is going to do it am I right?

8. We’re the real warriors, right?

I’ll take the presents any day of the week.

7. Say it louder for the people in the back.

Not that it’s going to make much difference.


6. This honestly explains a lot.

Society might be a whole lot better off if parenting changed.

5. Some of us are better at it than others.

I’m just saying. It’s not easy.


4. That sounds like a lot of work, though.

When do we get a break?

3. You keep waiting for your younger siblings to step up.

You know they’re just never going to do it.

2. She’s an 11.

But she’s probably not going to date you.


1. I wonder how many comics are oldest kids.

I bet it’s a lot.

See what I mean? I want to fist-bump every last one of you.

What was your experience like as an oldest girl? Sound off in the comments!