It’s easy for my oldest to get on her authoritative voice and start trying to act as the mom. It’s funny to hear her imitation of me, but I want to her role with her siblings to stay as a sister and a friend. She definitely does have more responsibility and a certain role as the first born. However, I try and encourage her by saying, “Mommy is the mommy.” I explain to her that she gets a really fun job of being a leader, teacher and a friend, but that discipline and issues with the other kids not obeying is my realm. I tell her that it’s not the fun stuff to deal with anyway. Let mommy do the not-fun stuff, and you just be a role model and fun big sister.