9 things about having a younger sibling

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The best part of growing up is having someone along with you when you are growing up. Yes, we may have our friends. But having a sibling is a different experience in itself. You share, you care, you fight, you get annoyed with each other. But you love them always! And being the older sibling is an adventure, trust me! So here are 9 things about having a younger sibling.

1.The younger one is always the younger one and the older is always the older one

This is a universal rule. No matter how old or young you are, the older one is always the older one and the younger one is the younger one. The older one is always supposed to be responsible, the younger is always Β just a kid even if he/she is just a couple of years younger than you! The pampering is always the younger one’s right!

2.You are blamed for all the wrong thingsΒ 

Being the older one you are supposed to lead by example. So if the younger one is at fault, you are to be blamed because you haven’t set a good example.

3. You learn to share because you have to

When you have a younger sibling, the first thing that your parents teach you is to share.Share the chocolates, the toys, the books! Everything! Younger ones are at a disadvantage sometimes. Why? Hand me downs πŸ˜›

4.They follow you everywhere- school, college and sometimes maybe even to your office

Yes, your sibling and you will in allΒ probability go to the same school. It is easier that way for your parents. But yes, your sibling is with you on your journey to and from school. And if you are like me, your sibling follows you not just in school but also in college and yeah most likely in office to! Yes, it is all set to be true in my regard. You decide not to acknowledge each others existence. But hey, small town! Same school, same locality, so people know the both of you!

5.You get to be the boss- sometimes, only sometimes


Yes, sometimes and only sometimes you get to be the boss. Being the older one does not mean that you get all the good things and that you get to boss over your younger sibling and get your work done. That hardly happens! Because, “I’ll tell Mummy” happens! But on certain occasions when you younger sibling badly needs a favour then you are the boss!

6. Fights, lot of them

Fights for this and fights for that! Believe me these are not just verbal fights. And it doesn’t stop when you grow older. Wrestling moves are tried and tested in the confines of the house especially when parents aren’t at home. How do you think I know John Cena, Triple H, The Rock, Undertaker?

7.But when they come to you for help, you can’t deny

Β You fight like sworn enemies! But when your younger sibling needs help, you are always ready to help! Yes, sometimes you can ask for bribes! But even without them you’d help because he/she is your sibling after all!

8. You are protective about your sibling

No matter how much you hate them for being so annoying most of the time, when someone else targets your brother or sister, you stand up for your sibling and fight for them! You are protective about them and would never allow them to be hurt! And if you are the older sister to a younger brother, you cannot deny that you have maternal instincts!

9. You miss them when you aren’t around

If they aren’t around, the house is all quiet. You miss them when they are not around. And if you are staying away from home, you miss talking to them, listening to all the stories that he/she has to say, being annoyed by him/her and most importantly fighting with them! Yes, sometimes you have to fight with them when you get back home just to tell them how much you miss them when he/she are not around!
So those are the 9 things that I observed in the journey of being the older sibling! What is your story? Do you agree with what I said? Being the older one isn’t easy, but yeah being the younger one is also not easy when you have an awesome older sister πŸ˜‰

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31 responses to “9 things about having a younger sibling”

  1. My sibling has not followed me everywhere… Thank god for that.. And point no. 1 takes the cake and sympathies and puts the elder one is bad spot. Had some very bad experiences. But all’s well that ends well.

  2. Damyanti says:

    I identified with quite a few of these!

  3. Haha… I’m the youngest of three. So I guess this applies to my brothers.

  4. Shalini says:

    I should definitely show this post to my younger sister! πŸ™‚

  5. Haha totally loved this. Being the younger sibling, i can relate to most of this. Except that i wasnt followed everuwhere.

  6. Ramya Rao says:

    Hahaha! We know very well ,right? πŸ˜‰ And I know how it feels, entirely. πŸ˜›
    Showing this to you know whom πŸ˜‰

  7. ha ha ha! Reema true, siblings are great –fun without whom we couldn’t have survived our childhood, even now too

  8. I don’t have siblings but I loved reading all the above. I remember my friends telling me how they had to share everything with their siblings…

  9. Such a cute post…stirred up memories…

  10. Oh i am the younger one… yet relate to each one of your points. I remember fighting with my older sister.. and they used to be realy bad ones.. But when it came to helping me out, she is still the first one to give me a hand!!!

  11. Tina Basu says:

    I dont have a single sibling! Only child problem! But i am not even the youngest among the cousins, but yeah younger ones are brats!

  12. Modern Gypsy says:

    OMG Reema, I was laughing so hard reading this! I’m the elder sister, as I’m guessing are you, so I could relate to everything! Younger sisters sure are pests! πŸ˜‰ But lovable pests!

  13. Novemberschild says:

    Through all my different endeavors in life, from dance to writing, my brother has always supported and cheered me on. But only if I was actually good at it; if I started to suck, he would let me know. Don’t get me wrong, I am UBER-protective of my little brother. However, just because he’s younger, doesn’t mean he’s not protective of you, either. Quite the opposite, actually. having a little brother is awesome. Not to be biased or anything, but I think this is the best sibling relationship around. I got pretty lucky that my little brother is great, too.

  14. Atulmaharaj says:

    Wonderfully written, however I haven’t experienced any of these πŸ˜‰

  15. Chandni says:

    Reema what a hilarious post and so bang on coz i am the elder sis to a younger sis who would always remain the baby in the house – even though she is now a mom too !!
    I’d love to hear your brother’s version on who wins the fights , how much we share etc etc

  16. Deepa says:

    I am the middle child but can relate to so many of these. Good one πŸ™‚

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  17. dew cool says:

    Hehehe same here :p

  18. Rajlakshmi says:

    Awwww this just made me miss my siblings even more… I am the eldest and my nickname was daakuni… HHehehe i was such a bully. All the points are spot on… And theywere even my partners in crime. Enjoyed reading this post

  19. Shriraksha Joshi says:

    Loved it Reems <3 Thoughts written right out of my mind πŸ™‚ Starts with a lighter note and leaves us hanging with emotions in the end.. Just awesome! #MissingThemAlready

  20. Oh my GOD, Reema, what a lovely post. You just made me re-live all those moments which I shared with my younger sibling. I was imagining myself while reading every single word, specially the fights section which we had over all the years till we went for studies in different cities. Thanks for sharing this.

  21. Parul Thakur says:

    Ha ha! so cute and I totally agree. I have a younger brother and has similar complaints.

  22. Ranjini says:

    Gee! My sister was in same school as me. But rest of it no, coz we are 9 years apart. And so true about that bossing over thing ya! I hardly get to boss her around. Instead she does that to me. πŸ™

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