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what do you feel about your brother or sister.

  1. seanorjohn profile image79
    seanorjohnposted 6 years ago

    I often tell my brother I am thinking of writing a book called "My brother Joe". he gets real nervous.

    1. LondonGirl profile image91
      LondonGirlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have two younger sisters (2 and 6 years younger than I am) and a brother (7 years younger) and we all get on really well.

      1. seanorjohn profile image79
        seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I wonder if the age gap helps. My brother and I are just one year apart. Our rivalry has always been of the half serious , half jokey sort.

        1. LondonGirl profile image91
          LondonGirlposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Eleanor is only 2 years younger than me, but we always got on well.

  2. saleheensblog profile image59
    saleheensblogposted 6 years ago

    my sister is a grrrrrrrrrr mad

    1. seanorjohn profile image79
      seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Sister's can be like that.

      1. saleheensblog profile image59
        saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        she bites me every now and then and kicks me all the time, snatch away the little money I earn from proving tuition, pulls my hair, doesn't let me touch the TV remote, always blames me for something and make my mother to scold me even if I do nothing to her.horrible mad grrrrrrrrrrr lol

        but she is nice also; takes my care if I get injured while playing

        1. seanorjohn profile image79
          seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Sisters can be a blessing and a curse. That's for sure.

          1. saleheensblog profile image59
            saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            angel -ina- devil- ina

          2. JillKostow profile image88
            JillKostowposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I agree with that!!!  Having a sister was a blessing for me because I always had someone else there who knew how I was feeling.  She can also be a curse sometimes because she is very blunt and to the point.  If she doesn't agree with me or just has something to say she does not hold back.  She is my best friend and my worst enemy all at the same time.  But I wouldn't have it any other way. (But I guess all the torture she endured from me for being 3 years younger, I guess she is finally getting her sweet revenge!!smile

            1. seanorjohn profile image79
              seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              The general rule seems to be "never ever upstage an older sister".

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mine too smile

      1. seanorjohn profile image79
        seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        What a coincidence.

      2. saleheensblog profile image59
        saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        the sister thing of this world is like this, I think

  3. KCC Big Country profile image84
    KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago

    I just popped in to see what others have to say.....I'm an only child.

    1. seanorjohn profile image79
      seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm one of 8 children but felt like an only child when my brother Joe told me I was adopted. Yes I believed him.

  4. L a d y f a c e profile image83
    L a d y f a c eposted 6 years ago

    I didn't meet my siblings until I was a teenager, and some when I was in my 20's.. so here goes.

    My older sister - I love her to pieces. She is kind, wise and supportive. We have really great conversations when we get the chance to call each other, and I feel really connected to her.

    My oldest brother - I don't know him well enough yet.

    My 2nd oldest brother - I love him. He's got the biggest heart of gold. He always cares what happens to me and takes an interest in my life. He's been so protective of me since we met and he makes me feel truly like a sister.

    My youngest brother - love him to bits. He messages and calls, and when we get together we always have a good time.

    My 2nd youngest brother - I don't know. He's always doing hurtful things. He randomly didn't show up for my wedding because he was drinking, then he hid from me until about two weeks ago when he emailed to say he was sorry. He's a very 'here one day and gone the next' kind of person..we go back and forth between getting along and not getting along.

    my younger sister - we barely get along. she is immature, hurtful, sneaky, dishonest and inconsiderate. She steals from people, lies, starts rumors and fights, and thinks it's hilarious when her kid does things that are disrespectful, like spitting on someone's floor or getting up on someone's dining room table and rolling around on it, knocking everything off.

    Variety is the spice of life, they say!! lol

    1. seanorjohn profile image79
      seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That is so mind blowing. Thanks for sharing.

    2. Happyboomernurse profile image87
      Happyboomernurseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Just goes to show that the way we directly interact with people and how they interact with and treat us are more important than being related by blood.
      Given your unique situation of not meeting siblings till your teen years, it's heartwarming to see that you've created some excellent relationships with some of your siblings. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    My older sister is 4 years older than me but since both my parents are gone she thinks she is now my parent.

    1. seanorjohn profile image79
      seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's so usual. Pecking order rules.

      1. saleheensblog profile image59
        saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        my sister has broken the rule, she is my younger and my parents are middle aged still she rules over me.............

        1. seanorjohn profile image79
          seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Saleheen, I hope you don't mind me complimenting you on your amazing improvement in the use of the English language. Are you
          studying somewhere or are you self taught?

          1. saleheensblog profile image59
            saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Trying to learn myself. I think I am a stupid and could not learn much. But I have managed to learn a lot about SEO in a shorter time. Learning a language is not only learning the syntax but also getting acquainted with the culture, you know. Its hard to learn sitting far away where people don't use it at all. But I don't give up; I am trying to secure a better grade of efficiency.

            1. seanorjohn profile image79
              seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              You are doing great.

              1. saleheensblog profile image59
                saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Thank you. I am at least trying.

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
        Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Except for the fact that we are both in our 50s smile

        1. seanorjohn profile image79
          seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          The sibling rivalry of my 82 year old mother and her sister is still going strong.

          1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
            Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I guess so, my mother and her sister never got on all that well either.

  6. CMCastro profile image87
    CMCastroposted 6 years ago

    I only have two brothers who were 15 months and 25 months older than me. My second older brother (the middle child) has always been a teaser, and my oldest brother who lives farther away, has always been an admirer, always watching but living his own life setting his own goals. They are both well accomplished, and are great as uncles to my kids. They are always quick to interject, but they never interfere with what I do in my life. Even though we are all very different from one another, we all respect our Mom and Dad and always come together as Family.

    1. seanorjohn profile image79
      seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Fascinating. It is unusual for a middle child to be a "teaser".
      They are usually fairly unsure of themselves.

  7. lrohner profile image84
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    Well, take my sister...............PLEASE! smile

    Seriously, we haven't spoken in something like 5 or 6 years, and I have no plans to for another 10 or 20.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'll trade you smile

    2. seanorjohn profile image79
      seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's sad to hear. Hope you are reconciled one day.

  8. elayne001 profile image50
    elayne001posted 6 years ago

    My brother used to pull my hair and then I would scratch him. He would call me a jerk and I would call him a nerd. We had this lovely relationship while growing up. He was the perfect child, I was not. He was always Mr. perfect and still is and I still struggle with most everything. If he had treated me differently, things might have turned out better, but then it might not have - not sure about that. We were two years apart. My younger sisters are ten and seventeen years younger than myself so they are closer to my children than to me. Since we have grown up and had our own families, my brother and I have become much closer, thank goodness.

    1. saleheensblog profile image59
      saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      juppi big_smile

    2. seanorjohn profile image79
      seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I can certainly relate to what you are saying. Good to hear you and your brother have reconciled.

  9. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    I have a sister and a brother.  My sister and I have always gotten along with the exception of one, big, blow-up we had when I, as the younger sister, "lost it" after she threw he clothes on my bed just one too many times, and for a few too many years.  lol  After a lifetime of sharing a bedroom, and with her (at the time) being messy and my being neat, I got to be 15 (she was about 19) and had had it!  That's when I finally spoke up (yelled up, actually) and drew imaginary dividing lines on every surface in the bedroom.  That worked (although once in awhile her stuff would still leak over the imaginary line, at which time I'd immediately return it to "her half". 

    That was the only fight we ever had.  She's since become much more of a neatnik, and we joke about that one, big, blow-up to this day.   smile

    My brother (5 years younger) and I were great pals when we'd play together, but we also got to a point where we pretty much couldn't stand looking at one another until we grew up.  Today, we get along well and are close.

    I'm glad I have both of them.  Glad we all have one another.  Wish I had more sisters and brothers (but maybe things would be different if I did  hmm  ).

    1. seanorjohn profile image79
      seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Glad to hear you drew a line under that imaginary line.

  10. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Oh - the power of imaginary lines, particularly when drawing them is accompanied by enough, suddenly shocking, indignation.   lol

  11. Daniel Carter profile image91
    Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago

    My family was incredibly dysfunctional. Scarred by tragedy, disaster, poverty and abuse. We have all come a long way, and I am both grateful and proud to have the family I do. They are accepting, tolerant, patient and loving people. My mother is a model of unconditional love. They are also quirky, opinionated, self deprecating and outspoken. They endear themselves to almost everyone. If this is what my family can do after so many years of dysfunction, I believe there is hope for nearly everyone. But you have to want to love your family more than protecting your old ideas and bad habits.

    1. seanorjohn profile image79
      seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for sharing such a personal account. It is simply brilliant that your family came through such hardship intact.

      1. Daniel Carter profile image91
        Daniel Carterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, it's miraculous. But there was nowhere else to go, or just stay where we were. We all independently of each other arrived where we are today. That's the most amazing part of all. Now, when we come together, it's always joyful.

  12. 2uesday profile image87
    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    I am grateful that  have a brother although when he was born I did wonder why my parents thought they might need another child smile

    1. seanorjohn profile image79
      seanorjohnposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      To keep you company of course. That's what my Mum used to say to all eight of us. Hang on, she couldn't say that to the youngest and last child.

 
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