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15 pains you'll only understand if you grew up with an older brother

Can you just be player one for ONCE.

HAVING AN OLDER brother can be both a blessing and a curse. But mostly a curse when you’re little.

1. You never got in trouble, but only because your parents were too busy punishing him for things he did to you

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2. You were always put in his hand-me-downs, no matter what your gender is

It’s not a shirt any more, it’s a dress.

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3. A screw-up or embarrassing moment never went unforgotten or unslagged

Older brothers are almost always incapable of sympathy.

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4. Nicknames are just a fancy word for ongoing insults

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5. You constantly had your tastes shot-down, but he inevitably made yours better

So what if he was responsible for your teen goth phase? Think of all the bands you wouldn’t have heard without him.

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6. He’d help you, but would always tell you how much he didn’t want to

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7. Your house was a constant cloud of Lynx

Deal with it.

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8. His toys murdered your toys on a daily basis

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All of your dolls and action men looked like this:

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9. All the big shop goodies were eaten hours after they were unpacked

Your mam had to start hiding them, which meant you missed out either way.

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10. The rare time you were allowed play his consoles, you always had to be player 2

Can I just be Mario for ONCE? No, Luigi.

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11. When his friends were over, you were cast aside

And you BETTER not attempt to join them.

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12. You constantly heard about his reaction the day you were born

He hated you, FYI.

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13. You had to hear stories of how you were adopted every time your parents back was turned

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14. And that he is basically the king, as he came first

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15. It’s his world, you’re just living in it, and using his stuff

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But you will have your moment

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And it’s not all bad, he loves you really

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