A girl shared how she hates her brother for all the attention he is getting – he gets surprises and gifts for his birthday while for her own birthday, she had to bake her own cake and make her own happy birthday video.
Here is the story:
It’s my brother’s birthday and I am bitter, resentful, and jealous of the attention he is getting.
I just finished decorating the house for my younger brother’s birthday party and I baked a cake for him, ordered some good food for the party… and my parents have a surprise gift for him…
None of this is ever done for me.
It feels pathetic that I make my own “Happy Birthday videos” every year so that mom and dad can post it on Facebook.
It feels pathetic that I bake my own birthday cakes. I baked my own “congratulations!” cake when I graduated. I bake cakes for everyone, someone please bake a cake for me just once in my life PLEASE?!
It feels pathetic that I never get birthday gifts (or any gifts or surprises for that matter, cuz gifts are childish and I am too old for them. I was BORN TOO OLD FOR EVERYTHING.)
I’ve never had an “actual” birthday party…. and it’s just sad. I was too old for birthdays since I was 5. And my brother still isn’t, even now that he is 15.
I’ve been treated like an adult, my whole life while he has been pampered and baby-ied. I hate being the older sibling.
And I can never say this out loud because I don’t want anyone to find out how bitter I am about all of this.
Editor’s note: I feel like your resentment is directed at the wrong person(s).