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10 Things Only a Youngest Child Can Understand

Being the youngest child in a family can have its ups and downs. There are definitely perks of being the last-born, but there are also some downsides. Maybe yours siblings were spoiled a little more than you, but maybe you can get away with a whole lot more.

10. You always knew someone had your back

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Being the youngest child means you have a slew of older siblings ready to stick up for you whenever you need it. Whether it was a bully at the playground or a boyfriend who broke your heart, you always knew they were there for you.

9. No matter the game, you were always picked last

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Being the youngest, you knew that teams were already made before you got there. Unless you were a super star athlete right out of the womb, it’s hard to break that team dynamic. Plus, who’s gonna pick the little kid who’s just going to throw a fit when they accidentally get tackled in flag football?

8. You never got to sit at the adult table

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Sitting at the kid table was fun when you were younger, but when you’re 22-years-old and still have to sit there and drink juice with your nieces and nephews it gets a little annoying.

7. You’re parents weren’t quite as strict with you

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Whether it was allowing you to have “Go Go Juice” or allowing you to reach milestones before you older siblings ever did, you were the baby of the family so you knew you could get away with more.

6. No one put up with your temper tantrums

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By the time you rolled around, your parents didn’t put up with you crying to get your way. You had to be tough because they weren’t going to be there to listen to you cry about stepping on a Lego.

5. Your older siblings never wanted to hang out with you

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Being left alone was something you were used to because your older siblings never wanted you to hang out with their friends. Imaginary friends are just as good though, right?

4. Your parents stopped paying someone to babysit

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Why pay someone when there are plenty of older siblings wandering around that can be forced to watch you? Of course, that meant that you were really left to your own devices and your siblings totally resented you for making them stay home.

3. You were always stuck wearing goofy hand-me-downs

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Which, of course, you rocked!

2. Your teachers would constantly compare you to your older siblings

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No matter what you did, you could never quite live up to your older siblings. Being the youngest mean that all the teachers already knew your name and had high expectations for you, no matter what you did to prove them wrong.

 1. Your older siblings never wanted to teach you anything

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Growing up is tough and mentors are great. However, your older sibling didn’t have anyone there to tell them how to get things done, so you probably won’t either. Figure it out, kid.

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