10 Things To Expect as the Youngest Sibling

July 21, 2014

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10. Your white noise machine will run 24/7 because you will be so immune to hearing hooting, hollering, screaming and yelling that silence will totally freak you out.

9. You’ll  learn to feed yourself your own bottle at an early age because your mom will have “her hands full”…… But, don’t worry, she won’t rush you into giving it up so fast. Your mom will realize that if you’re happy, she shouldn’t mess with a good thing. She knows you won’t go to college with the bottle. She’ll have other bottles to worry about then.

8. Your interactive books will probably look like this:

youngest sibling… but you’ll be cool with that because you won’t even know what you’re missing.

7. If you’re older sibling gets a treat, you are likely to weasel your way into getting one too. By the time you are 12 months old, you’ll probably be able to show your friends where mommy keeps the cookies.

6.  You’ll get used to wearing hand-me-downs but, wearing your brother’s initials??? Come on, MOM! NEWSFLASH, my name doesn’t start with a “J”. Not. Even. Close.

 5. You won’t have to worry about waiting 5 hours for your parents to cut your meals into teeny, tiny little pieces. They’ve given up on that because by now they know how to do the heimlich.

4. Your older sibling will often be asked to supervise you when your mom needs to do things like go to the bathroom, change the laundry, make dinner etc…. Apparently your new-ness will make your two year old brother seem like a teenager in her eyes.

3.  If your older siblings went to mommy-and-me classes at Gymboree when they were your age, well, you can forget that! You’ll go grocery shopping for mommy-and-me time.

2.  You probably won’t have a baby book, but your mom will make lots of  “mental notes” to document important milestones. She will promise to get one before she forgets everything, but don’t hold your breathe.

1. You will rarely ever get your parents undivided attention, but by no means are you ignored………..

youngest sibling

This is your normal.

And that’s it. Those are 10 things you can expect as the youngest sibling.

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  • Amy
    July 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    And now u know why Rach is my favorite.. There is no recorded memory of her birth, she can’t read Bc she had 7 year olds read to her that were wearing purple leotards,
    She never got mac and cheese .. Only oysters on the half shell … And the most important she can’t dance … Couldn’t do anymore recitals…. And costumes….

    • Sisters to Sons
      July 21, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      haha funny, mom! glad she eventually learned to read…. we didn’t screw her up too bad 🙂

      • Casey Leigh
        July 22, 2014 at 7:07 am

        Rachs first word she could read was “stop” !!

  • Natalie
    July 22, 2014 at 8:48 am

    This is so funny! In my house I would add that you will get away with everything.
    Loved the part about the cookie jar. While the oldest didn’t have sugar until he was probably two and a half, you knew what m & m’s were by the time you were 1.

  • amanda
    July 22, 2014 at 11:25 am

    hahahahah number 6!

  • Julia
    July 23, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Oh that’s so funny with the hand cuffs around the ankles.

  • Sarah
    July 23, 2014 at 9:40 am

    I am the oldest and I am always being told….”You’re not my mom”

  • Jeanine @MommyEntourage
    July 23, 2014 at 10:50 am

    I have 2 kids (one of each gender) so only a few of these apply to my younger child. The board book pic is too funny though, and a little bit sad! LOL!

  • Gina B
    July 23, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Aw my poor little one…

  • Stephanie
    July 23, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    With the boys away my little one is definitely uncertain about the silence! Love that the grocery store is mommy and me time! I was just pining away for that special bonding time when the boys go back to school!

  • Heather
    July 23, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    The shackles are KILLING me. It is soooo true.

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