Being The Baby
Discover the up's and down's of being the youngest born child in the family. There are many good aspects and many bad ones as well.
Many people feel that being the youngest child in a family is a sure way to obtain spoiledness. In many ways, this is true. It's not all fun and games though. There are many times when being the youngest means overcoming a lot more.
First, there's the label "spoiled." It's like a huge sign that is permanently pasted on the youngest's forhead. All of my life it's been my fault that I was spoiled. I forced my parents and the people around me to spoil me!! Newsflash: I was a kid!! Blame the spoilers and not the spoilees!!
Then, of course, there is what I like to call "Youngest Child Privledges." These being getting to do some things that your older siblings were not allowed to do. In my family, however, the guidelines were more strict with me because my parents made me pay for my siblings' mistakes!! Everything they did wrong, it was just assumed that I, too, would do. This is fair in some areas. Other ways, it's completely unfair! I guess you just grin and bear it.
Now, we get to patience. By the time I get here, my parents patience level has already been tried and there is none left for me! They tend to lose patience with the youngest a lot more. After 2 teenagers and one almost there, they had just about given as much patience as humanly possible! The tolerance level goes down and things that may have been no big deal at one point in life, are huge issues now!
Basically, to sum it all up, being the youngest child is not all it's cracked up to be! Sure, it's got it good points. In the end, you're still the youngest. That's just the way it's always going to be! Take it from me, once you hit your adulthood, the pressures of life hit you, you wish that all you had to deal with was being called spoiled!!