Today is special because it happens to be my brother’s birthday. He’s 4 years older, so yes I’m the younger sister. (I’ll always be able to tease about that.) When we were younger the age gap seemed wider. Not so much anymore. I think we probably both wonder where the time went.
|We don't really look like this anymore|
Sibling relationships are special. There is the shared experience of being raised together. The family vacations, the fights (yes we had them), holidays. We are certainly a case of people who are related but who are completely different. Big Brother has always been very outgoing and athletic. The jokester and center of the party. Meanwhile, I was the one sitting in the corner at the party…and forget sports. Give me a book and I’m happy. My brother was a champion swimmer and I spent a large part of my childhood at swim meets. Yet, he was also my champion at times. He even once confronted a bully who'd been tormenting me at school. These days we only see each other a few times a year, but we still share the memories. We can still laugh at the same stories and we’ll always have each other.
Do you have siblings? Are you youngest, oldest or middle? What’s your role in the family? Leader, rebel, peacemaker? Are you close now? Please share!