For the first four years of my existence, I was able to have full control over my household and be the complete centre of attention when guests would come over.
That is, until the dramatic day my parents walked through the door holding a 9-pound newborn girl.
Thats right. I officially had a newborn sister.
No more hogging my mothers attention , no more being the only granddaughter in the family and no more of the world revolvingaround me. WTF, right?
Well, if you fast forward 22 year later, I couldnt be more thankful for the stubbornball of fun I call my little sister.
While one would assume being the oldest sibling would just mean we teach our younger sisters the rules ofpartying and how to win over our mothers, heresa listing of five things having a younger sister can teach you instead 😛 TAGEND
My younger sister went through a phase where she thoughtshe had super powers.
When she was 5 years old, she would roll a ball in the yard and stick her limb out, telling the ball to stop rolling. Once the ball would come to halt, she would look at me and say, See? I constructed the ball stop, aka I have super powers.
My sister learned about a little thing called gravity that day. This is just one example of the many things older siblings have patiently endured.
Being patient isnt always simple, and its definitely something everyone struggles with at times.
But the days of being patient while your younger sister believes she wants to work for NASA or go to college in Australia are all things that have taught us older siblingsto be patient in life and to simply be an ear to listen sometimes.
Nottaking crap from people
PSA: Every person whos givenmy younger sister shit for whatever reason is at the top of my list.
I know everything and everyone who has ever intersected her. The saying if you mess with her, then you mess with me is 100 percent accurate when you have a littlesister.
Anytime she would come to me with any difficulty, I would first try to think of a logical plan for her to pursue. I always tookthe do unto others what you would want done unto you approach.
But then, sisterly instinct would come into play. The aim of the conversation was usually her talking me out of going to the personshouse, some pacifying herbal tea and me ultimately telling hernever totake crappy treatment from anyone.
Coincidentally, I began taking my own advice on this topic. The importance of always sticking up for yourself is a trait I always told my mini-me growing up, which has, thankfully, resulted in me doing the same for myself.
Ah, the days of relationships as a adolescent, when you thinkyouve determined your soulmate and have your life all schemed out.
What a load of bull.
Its quite painful to see how the world of relationships is becoming the center of the world for people at such a young age. But then again, we were all teenagers once, and we all thought we could skipRelationships 101.
As Ive watched my sister embrace the male species, my greatest adviceto her has been to know her self-worth. Once you know your self-worth, you stop resolving for less than you deserve.
It can be hard to realize there are good guys in the world. However, its important to be patient enough to find the one whorespects your worth.
After trying to lend this thought process onto my sister, I eventually adopted it myself, and its hugely impacted my own view on love.
As the oldest sibling, its likely you have the role of being a little aggressive withyour younger sister, whether its a shoulder-check on the staircase or placing your shoes right in her walk-to path.
Well, as much as I hesitate to admit it, my younger sister beat the shit out of me growing up. Yep, you heard correctly. I have vivid memories of her reaching me with a hairbrush, dragging me across the living-room floor and literally carrying me out of her room.
While this caused me much agony back in the day, I reflect on the moments of my sister pushing me off the piano bench, and Im thankful.
Im thankful she did all of those things because, in hindsight, she taught me to be a tougher person. By being a tough person, you learn not to take things to heart and to shake off the small stuff.
Yes, as she pushed me off the trampoline and I insured my life flashbefore my eyes, I definitely said the rosary in my head. But in reality, “its just” another opportunityto embrace the hiccups in lifes track, tough it out and move on to the next thing.
Realizinglove trumps all
Like I mentioned, I merely have one sister. However, “the mens” I like to call honey bunny, lion, slick snake( Ask me why theyre all animal names after I have a cocktail .) and boyfriendhas three younger sisters.
So I figuredIdask the man, who was the oldest of three girls, what hes learned from having younger sisters.
His answer will stimulate you fall in love with him just as much as I have 😛 TAGEND
I realized that girls are crazy, their farts are smelly and to stay clear of all of them during certain times of the month. But most importantly, I realized that loves trumps all.You can have a fight with someone and be mad at them, for whatever reason, but at the end of the day, you know that love is the most important thing. And regardless of whatyou might be arguing about , nothing will come between the tight bond you have with your younger sister.
So shoutout to all you younger sisters out there. You have taught your older siblingsimportant idealsto carry through life, andmost importantly, youve taught us love does, in fact, trump all.