10 Things That You Will Understand If You Have A Younger Sibling

10 Things That You Will Understand If You Have A Younger Sibling 


Being the youngest sibling is a blessing and a curse. People always think you get whatever you want or never get in trouble, which is false. We might be forgotten or compared to the other siblings and that kind of sucks. Youngest siblings aren’t all the same, but we definitely know the struggles and triumphs of being the youngest. Got a younger brother or sister? I have got both. So, I am well qualified to list down those 10 things only people having younger siblings would understand.  As per Astrid Alauda, “There’s no other love like the love for a brother. There’s no other love like the love from a brother.” As per Toni Morrison, “A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves- a special kind of double.”


Yes, I have an elder sister. And not just one, but two. Having siblings can be a bit tough, but at times, it can be the best thing in the world as well.

Here, are a few things I’m sure you’ll understand if you have a brother or sister.

  1. If you are the younger one, you are reminded about it everyday and treated like a baby most of the time.
  2. You know how it feels like to fight for the T.V remote or the last piece of chocolate!
  3. An elder sister is like a treasure trove of sagely advice.
  4. And elder brothers? They’re the first to cut you down to size whenever you try to be too smart.
  5. When you fall ill, you have someone to cheer you up and take care of you without making you feel weird.


  1. You love them unconditionally

My brother was the baby of the house. The youngest, with two elder sisters, he was the most pampered. You might feel neglected at times, but then, when he gives you his toothless smile, you will go and hug him.


  1. They look up to you a lot, even if you do not realize it

You feel that you have to set a good example for them and make sure that they do not repeat the same mistakes you did. But, they will ignore you at times. You will feel frustrated but since you have got no other option, you will keep on trying to bring them to the correct path (note: correct according to you)

  1. You will feel protective of them throughout your life

So, whenever someone says something hurtful to them, you tend to pick up fights with the offenders. Only, you are allowed to say things to them. No one else.

9.You (eventually) feel bad about lying to them

At some point in your life, you must have told them that they were adopted or picked up from some garbage bin in front of your house. But when they started crying and complained to Mom, you will be the one in trouble.

  1.  You learn to share things with them from a very early age

You might have common interests which makes things more interesting. My sister is a year younger than me and we pretty much have the same hobbies. The best thing about having younger siblings is the companionship. It’s like having really close friends who know everything about you. (almost everything).




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