I often tell my brother I am thinking of writing a book called "My brother Joe". he gets real nervous.
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.
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.
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 grrrrrrrrrrr
but she is nice also; takes my care if I get injured while playing
Sisters can be a blessing and a curse. That's for sure.
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!!
I just popped in to see what others have to say.....I'm an only child.
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!!
That is so mind blowing. Thanks for sharing.
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.
My older sister is 4 years older than me but since both my parents are gone she thinks she is now my parent.
my sister has broken the rule, she is my younger and my parents are middle aged still she rules over me.............
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?
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.
Except for the fact that we are both in our 50s
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.
Well, take my sister...............PLEASE!
Seriously, we haven't spoken in something like 5 or 6 years, and I have no plans to for another 10 or 20.
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.
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. 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.
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 ).
Oh - the power of imaginary lines, particularly when drawing them is accompanied by enough, suddenly shocking, indignation.
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.
Thank you for sharing such a personal account. It is simply brilliant that your family came through such hardship intact.
I am grateful that have a brother although when he was born I did wonder why my parents thought they might need another child
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