You're The Firstborn In Your Family? This Is For You
Posted by Damilola Fasoranti on Jan 10, 2021
I wanted to appreciate you for all that you have gone through and may still experience.
- Some of you became accidental parents.
Your parent made you accountable for your younger ones, at a tender age.
Words and any other things were thrown at you, from all angles if you didn't perform well.
Are you aware that one of the skills that should be on your CV is "10 years experience in effective and strategic management of stubborn children?" 😄
- Some of you were (are) under undue pressure.
Parents unconsciously wanted you to grow rapidly. They wanted you to jump classes.
They need you to succeed quickly, so you can take care of them and your siblings.
They can't wait to see you marry (but they also hate to see someone else steal your attention away from them).
Haven't you heard of parent-in-law hating the wife or husband of their firstborn? The bond is crazily strong.
- All eyes are on you.
In fact, many don't know the name of your parent. They call them by your name.
So, you can't show bad behaviours even if you want to. You are easily caught.
So, when you show goodness, you are favourite of everyone in the community.
Other parent will be slicing their kids apart with words, using you as the standard.
Yes, you suddenly attract enemies, just by being yourself.
I have more to write.
With these few points, I wanted to thank you, dear firstborn for being strong.
Thank you for your patience and endurance. You are trying and doing a great job.
Today, I command on you more grace, wisdom, wealth, grace and huge strength to stand firm and not give up.
I am rooting for you!