Thursday, August 16, 2007

Sorry Mom and Dad

You were right.

I should have known better/acted better because I was older.

If I would not have reacted to her, she might have just left me alone.

I was antagonizing her.

Too bad that I will probably have to wait for another twenty or thirty years until Amanda has two children of her own for her to realize that being older sometimes means that there are different standards and that there's a valid reason for that.

10 comments:

Katrina said...

Ha! As an "oldest" who now has two children, I know exactly what you mean.

Carrie K. said...

Oh, I wish I could get my oldest to understand this!

HipWriterMama said...

I'm the oldest and hated it when I was held to a higher standard. I remember telling my parents I would be different with my children. How they must laugh after their visits!

Stephanie said...

I'm also an oldest. Here's a classic. "He's lookin' at me!" Or "he's on my side." That was back in the days before children had to use seatbelts and carseats. = )

Lori said...

This is funny!

ablondeblogger said...

Don't you hate it when your parents are right?! :)

Dad said...

Jennifer,
I accept your apology.

Kathleen Marie said...

I am an eldest child as well. It seems standards are harder on the first. I think this helped me to be a lot less harder on my eldest daughter than my Dad had been with me.

Awww... and your dad forgave you! Sweeeettt! ☺

Karen (the younger child) said...

What about sorry seester??? That's sweet! But I must admit you had (and still have)a brat for a younger sibling!! I love you!!! :o)

Gina Conroy said...

I can totally relate. My 13 holds such high standard for his 5 year old sister. It's actually quite comical to see if freak out over age appropriate things she does.