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.
shes a 10 but shes the oldest daughter with anger issues
— zah! (@gnflibrary) June 22, 2022
16. We all know it.
Hopefully your partner knows it too.
First born daughters are the men of their household and no one can convince me other wise
— brianna (@briannaeli_) August 18, 2022
15. I feel personally attacked by this post.
It’s nice to know I’m not the only one.
Were you really “a pleasure to have in class” or were you just the bossy oldest daughter with an undiagnosed anxiety disorder
— Maura Brannigan (@maura_brannigan) May 6, 2021
14. I knew it wasn’t just me.
We made all of the appointments for our own households, too.
God speed to all the eldest daughters being delegated the job of registering the folks for their vaccine ??♀️
— Danielle Barron (@MedEdHead) April 14, 2021
13. Define ok.
There are just so many options.
are u okay or are u the eldest daughter
— eula (@eulatales) May 19, 2022
12. What would our demands be?
It would be a long, long list.
oldest daughters need to unionize
— Jamila (@j__osman) June 14, 2019
11. I feel like it’s not our fault.
But maybe that’s just our cross to bear.
The eldest daughter ? always the depressed daughter
— tam? (@tamm__a) June 13, 2020
10. We’re not even tired.
We’re just energized and satisfied with our good work.
eldest daughters after another day of keeping the whole family together pic.twitter.com/Br7cC2mAKk
— evil (@peachcrisis) February 15, 2021
9. There’s too much work to do there.
And no one else is going to do it am I right?
the eldest daughter urge to move out of ur family home ?
— january (@warysanchhh) December 13, 2021
8. We’re the real warriors, right?
I’ll take the presents any day of the week.
fuck father’s day when is eldest daughters day
— fattu ? (@fattemoo) June 20, 2021
7. Say it louder for the people in the back.
Not that it’s going to make much difference.
PARENTS!!! GO TO ACTUAL THERAPY INSTEAD OF DEPENDING ON UR ELDEST DAUGHTER CHALLENGE!!!
— ironheart’s gf (REAL) (@STRAWB3RRYMOO) February 10, 2021
6. This honestly explains a lot.
Society might be a whole lot better off if parenting changed.
Eldest daughter: Man, our parents wd never allow that!
Youngest son: pic.twitter.com/PlOcHELlJQ
— Hodan (@hyfreelance) July 3, 2022
5. Some of us are better at it than others.
I’m just saying. It’s not easy.
eldest daughters really are just therapists and marriage counselors for their parents
— mona (@gothforbid) July 16, 2019
4. That sounds like a lot of work, though.
When do we get a break?
Just a pitch, but we could fix pretty much every problem in two weeks if we put a committee of oldest daughters in charge
— Lauren Ashley Smith (@msLAS) March 22, 2021
3. You keep waiting for your younger siblings to step up.
You know they’re just never going to do it.
being an eldest daughter is like an unpaid internship for the rest of your life
— evil (@peachcrisis) June 28, 2021
2. She’s an 11.
But she’s probably not going to date you.
she’s a 10 but she’s the eldest daughter
— ᵕ̈ (@samvirtudez) July 25, 2022
1. I wonder how many comics are oldest kids.
I bet it’s a lot.
“you’re so funny” thanks, im the eldest daughter
— matilda (@S0URWASABI) February 13, 2021
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!