Asalaam Alaikum/Hi all
I am the youngest in my family by 9 years……I was a mistake!
And today I have decided I definitely hate being the youngest.
According to some, being the youngest child is an advantageous position due to all the affection you get from family.
I must say I was kind of spoiled by the family when I was younger. Even my (then) 9 year old brother, who had threatened to pull my hair if I turned out to be a girl, fell in love with me when he saw me.
However being the youngest is beginning to haunt me.
It is almost as if the family do not realise, or won’t accept, I am all grown up!
Take for example when I got pregnant. They panicked because they thought I would be unable to cope. And then when I took munchkin to Pakistan for the first time my mum went too! The reason was they wanted to go see my grandmother but I KNOW it was because they were worried about munchkin.
Anyone who reads that and doesn’t know me probably thinks I must be totally incompetent.
Also being the youngest I feel like (and still do) that alot of pressure and hopes were placed on me, in particular in areas where my older siblings may have failed, for example going to uni. I don’t know if it is a general thing, or even if it is a cultural thing. I often feel as though I am still being treated like a child and it is seriously beginning to bug me.
Are any of you the youngest child? Do you enjoy it? Hate it?