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I agree it's a trait that those of us from larger families endure. I am the youngest of 6 I'm 50 allmost 51. I have never ever been anything other than "little brother" in the eyes of my siblings. No matter what Ive done in my life, own business, raised kids, etc.etc. I am still "lil bro" and I will never be what they are.....So damn glad for that it's un-real!!!!!! I tell it this way, they are my brothers & sisters I love them. but at the same time, I dont like them as individuals and choose not to be around them.
Seems as if they always have some advice for me.....so glad Ive never listened. The brother next to me in age, is the person you described ( to a tee) by the way. Sorry as the day is long, drunk most of the time, always in the feces and asking for help. Not to sound harsh, he never gets it from me....after all, I'm just the little brother.
If you don't know that "ONE" family member.... You're it.
They show up drunk to any and all events. This includes, but is not limited to... christenings, Groundhog Day, funerals, Thanksgiving dinners, family reunions, graduations, and Secretary's Day.
They only call you when they need money, a ride somewhere, a babysitter, a kidney, bail, a job reference, to brag about a new purchase, or your pain medicine (yes, really).
They seem to get by in life by doing absolutely nothing. The chips always seem to fall in their favor regardless of the life decisions they make.
They never grew up and never take responsibility for anything. They seem to have quit mentally maturing at a stage where their brain is like that of a 14 year old boy raised by wolves.
Drama follows in their wake and it usually sucks you into it no matter how hard you try to avoid it.
I have an older brother that behaves like a much younger brother and it just gets old sometimes. At 40 I have pretty much accepted the fact that he won't grow up. It's like Pee-Wee's Playhouse runs in his brain 24 hours a day.