Because when God created some people, he just couldn’t bear to not carry on the awesomeness gene. Voila, the concept of siblings came to be created.
Sure, only kids have got all the monopoly on being pampered and spoilt; but when it comes to having an awesome childhood, siblings have got the market covered. Older, younger, nutty, crazy, annoying or plain pesky; gather your siblings around and join us in counting down the ten reasons why having a sibling is supremely awesome:
1. Running out of clothes to wear is a concept that is genuinely new to you.
When your wardrobe becomes as messy to figure out as your mom has been direly predicting it will; you just hop, skip and jump over to the no return policy, 24 hour open store called your Sister’s Closet. Amazon.in, eat your heart out.
2. No matter what the offence, you always have someone to blame.
Broken chair? Broken vase? Broken window? Oil spill in the Gulf Coast? Your brother / sister is always, repeat ALWAYS, to blame. By default.
3. Your fighting skills are awesome.
Fancy karate classes? Ain’t nobody got the time for that. While all the cool kids were busy learning their ridge hand strike from their classic karate chop, you and your sibling just turned the area between the couch and the TV remote into a boxing ring on a daily basis.
4. The only way you agree to attend weddings and family dinners is if your sibling is forced to come as well.
Somehow even being asked, ‘Beta, pehchana kya?’ for the 1000000th time at some random fifth cousin’s anniversary dinner becomes bearable when you have someone to kick back and smuggle drinks in with. And of course, obsessively Facebook - stalk the occasional cute guy with.
5. You always had company for wacky games.
Protracted Lego constructions to wacky hairdos to borderline insane WhatsApp dps, no one can do retard as well as you and your sibling.
6. Nutella never lasts in your house beyond one night.
Ditto for cakes, chocolates and gourmet ice cream. While all the other kids were learning math and science, you spent your childhood perfecting the art of burying your share of goodies deep in the fridge. And hunting for your sibling’s share of aforementioned buried goodies.
7. You’ve always had your own personal sex ed teacher, just one bunk bed away.
Birds, bees and beyond; you are convinced that managing to figure out the answers to all of life’s important questions post 3 a.m with an equally clueless sibling for company has got you long overdue for a Nobel Prize. Not that you’d have it any other way.
8. You have an internal code language of your own that even trained hieroglyphic experts from Egypt wouldn’t be able to decipher.
And enough internal jokes to provide Rohit Shetty with fodder for a hundred Golmaal sequels. Always assuming he could decipher the code they are in, seeing as your parents and cousins have given up trying to. Hell, sometimes you yourself can’t.
9. You always have help sneaking out of the house late at night.
As well as sneaking back in. Between all the hidden marksheets and assorted wrongdoings, you are fully aware that if your sibling ever decided to blab, you’d be facing guillotine.
10. You know there is someone who has always got your back.
While you wear your battle scars like a badge of honor, nothing beats watching your sibling turn on the nasty on anyone who dares to harm you. You’ve managed to get through all of life’s scrapes, safe in the knowledge that if anyone ever laid a finger on you, your sibling would Chuck Norris their arse.
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