It's pretty much a given that if you're the older sibling in a family, your parents are going to offload some tasks onto you. But is this family taking it too far?
A dad took to Reddit to ask for advice when his sister said that he was expecting too much from his oldest kid. Here's the story.
My wife (40f) and I (45m) have 6 kids, 16f, 12f, 10m, 10f 8m, 8f. I grew up as the youngest of eight kids and I loved it so I have always wanted a big family. However, my parents relied heavily on my oldest sister to do most of the parenting and watching of her younger siblings. This really made my sister resent our parents and she left home at 17(I had just turned 7).
I didnt want to ever do this to my oldest daughter so we always made sure that she was never having to play parent. When my oldest was 14, the youngest two were starting kindergarten, and my wife was going back to work, we offered my daughter $5 an hour to babysit her siblings before we get home from work.