Dear Problems, You know who you are. Our paths cross from time to time. You were there when I was in high school. Yes you ! You visit me at work sometimes. And you ! You tried to sneak up … Continue reading
Because most of us have siblings – brothers, sisters, twins, step-siblings, foster siblings or adoptive siblings.
1. THE BODYGUARD
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The Bodyguard’s number one goal in life is to (you guessed it) PROTECT you. Usually an older sibling that you can count on when you need a ride late at night, scare away unwanted or shady people and even rough up your jerk of an ex !
2. THE PARTNER IN CRIME
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Want to go to a movie, play laser tag, visit the new art gallery in town, plan a surprise for your significant other, experiment in the kitchen or just laze around and watch TV. This sibling is your “go to” person. He/ She is open to trying out new things and knows how to have fun. What’s more, you are super comfortable with them.
3. THE WRESTLEMANIA OPPONENT
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You have a love-hate relationship with this sibling. Your perspectives and opinions are so varied that you end up fighting over most things. Which channel to watch on the TV, who gets the remote, who gets the last slice of cake, which colour should the bedroom be painted – the battles that ensue are no less than a wrestling match.
4. THE SWEET DEVIL
Watch out for this sibling, because he / she is the picture of perfection when your parents are around BUT turns into a devil when alone with you. Remember Megan of “Drake and Josh” fame ?
5. THE BORROWER
Money, your car, clothes – the list goes on. As the years roll by, only one thing remains constant – your sibling borrowing stuff from you.
6. THE IDOL
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When the teacher asks you to write an essay about someone who inspires you and is your role-model, who do write about ? Your Sibling of course. You imitate them and hope that someday you’ll grow up to be just like them.
7. THE OVER ACHIEVER
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This sibling is taller than you, smarter than you, prettier than you AND gets better grades. They’re good at everything they do and your life is constantly compared to theirs. Everyone makes it a point to tell you how you’re falling short of the benchmark your “perfect” sibling has set. Sometimes you wonder, are they really an upgraded version of yourself ? Is your situation like Luke Dunphy (of Modern Family), always overshadowed by Alex Dunphy and her achievements ?
8. THE SUPERHERO
You can ALWAYS count on this sibling to get you out of sticky situations. He / She will be there for you Anytime, Anywhere ! Have a math test and need a tutor ? Need relationship advice ? Looking for a travelling partner ? Need help convincing your parents to increase your allowance ? Fret not, your superhero sibling will come through for you.
9. THE PARENTAL SUBSTITUTE
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This sibling is like a third parent. Usually older than you, they take babysitting to a whole new level. They make you do chores, scold you when you’ve done something wrong and sometimes even take stay up at night until you’ve returned home safely.
10. THE MIA SIBLING
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You never get to see or spend much time with this sibling because they’re either studying abroad, living by themselves or staying in another city due to work. You exchange pleasantries on the phone and meet them over the holidays, but that’s just about it.
What is your sibling like ? Tell us in the comments section below .
Once upon a time, in a land far far away
There lived a girl, her disposition sullen and grey.
Her eyes unseeing, her countenance staid
Her lonesome figure clothed in plaid.
Then from the corner of her eyes, she noticed a light
Something sparkling, shining so bright.
A new pair of golden shoes, brilliantly dazzling
Her mother placed before her – “a gift for my darling”.
She wore them, hopped, skipped and played
Her neighbours’ envy, their jealous stares betrayed
Nothing could wipe off her lovely smile
In her new shoes, she walked many a mile.
They were unconventional, they were new
Never seen before, except by a few
Indeed a distinctive possession, for a unique lady
An equally unique adventure followed lately
She chanced upon a girl, young and bright
Pulling a cart in the scorching sunlight.
Her lack of footwear didn’t slow her down
She worked gaily, without any frown
Two choices waited for her decision
She parted with her golden shoes without hesitation
Strangely she didn’t feel bereft or repentant,
As she walked home barefoot, still buoyant.
She realized something that day
An epiphany, some might say.
The antidote for a life dull, boring or bitter
Was just a little bit of GLITTER !