Younger ones… Assemble! Well, being the youngest can be hard as you get the constant picking by your elder siblings. However, you also get the privilege of receiving special treatment from your parents and (unwillingly) from your elder siblings too. Though you have a lot of weight on your shoulders to live up to the expectations set by your older siblings, it can’t be denied that there are many perks to being born last! With Raksha Bandhan around the corner, if you feel like you live in the shadow of your elder one, we have rounded up some benefits of being a younger sibling that will make you feel like a king (or queen). Keep reading!
You Hardly get Blamed for Anything
Whether it’s ruining an electronic item or breaking mom’s favourite tea set, you hardly get into trouble. Most of the time, it’s your elder one that has to bear the brunt of your wrongdoings. After all, he or she should have stopped you or taught you good habits.
Parents are Chilled when it Comes to you
Your parents have already gone through much bickering with your older sibling. That means they are sapped for their energy. Thus, you comparatively get more freedom and your parents are pretty chilled out with you. Besides, you also get the advantage of being their little, innocent baby.
You are Given Certain Privileges at an Earlier Age
Whether it’s about getting a smartphone or staying over at a friend’s place, you get to experience certain benefits at an earlier age, which your elder siblings got to do quite late. They were basically the test run and you are the final product!
You Usually End Up Getting What you Want
The next one on our list of the benefits of being a younger sibling is that you end up getting things done your way since you are treated like an innocent, little baby of the house. You can even easily pull out the ‘you don’t love me’ card without creating any scene.
Your Elder Siblings will Always have your Back
No matter how much you annoy, tease or feel like killing each other, your elder sibling will always have your back. They are like your personal, unpaid bodyguard who will never allow anyone or anything to get in your way.
You will Forever be the Baby
Being the last of all children certainly gives you an immeasurable amount of advantages. You get special treatments that your elder siblings would have rarely gotten.
You Often Get All the Pampering
While your elder siblings work to make everything perfect – on regular days as well as special occasions – it’s often you who get all the pampering. And since you are the little one, you get away with all the uphill tasks too. More so, you are always showered with a plethora of unique gifts on all occasions!
You Learn from their Mistakes
To err is human! But what’s important is that you learn and grow from those mistakes. Being a younger one gives you an added advantage here for you can learn a lot from your older siblings – both in terms of what to do and what not to do. Pretty cool, right!
You Always have Someone to Get your Work Done
Whether you want a drive to some place or need help with your work – Your elder sibling is required to help you; no matter how hard they protest.
You Develop a Thick Skin & the Best Sense of Humour
Since you forever have an elder sibling to pick on you, you develop a thick skin over the period and learn how to deal with the outside world. Also, since you two already did all the crazy and stupid stuff, you learned to make fun of yourself without feeling otherwise. Hence, you barely care what your haters think of you.
Are you also the youngest child? Did we miss any other benefits of being a younger sibling? Share with us in the comment section below!