Mr Kwame Osei Poku
Eng. 111 / English
20 / 09 / 2010
HOW IT FEELS TO BE THE OLDEST OR THE YOUNGEST IN MY FAMILY.
They say being the oldest child in your family comes with a lot of rights and privileges but I think otherwise. I belong to that classification of children known as the first born. I am the oldest child in my family and it seem as exciting as people think. Being the oldest child has its ups and downs. I don’t know how it is in other families, but in mine, the oldest sibling takes the responsibility for everything. And i happen to be the unfortunate oldest one. When my younger brother’s piano lessons go bad, I am to blame, because I didn’t take responsibility and watch her well enough. When he wants to eat I have to prepare whatever he feels like eating or even sometimes my mum gets time for him to prepare whatever he feels like eating but when i tell my mum that I am hungry she tells me to go prepare my own food. When his uniforms have been washed and are supposed to be ironed, I am the one they call to do the ironing whilst he sit there doing practically nothing. And i am the one who has to help out in the shop even though I am in university , whilst he gets to just sit and play on his game consoles all day. And for some odd reason, if my parents are shouting at my brother, I always get pulled into it but whenever I am the only one getting shouted at, it’s always just aimed at me. Somehow, I can never get bad grades, because if i do, and my younger brother does too, I am the one who “influenced” him to get bad grades. So from my perspective, it seems that everything that my brother does wrong in one way or the other is linked...