Anyone lucky enough to grow up with a big sister knows that they are a blessing and a curse. You'll never have a more fierce protector, or a more diabolical torturer. If you have a big sister you have a mini-mom, best friend and arch-nemesis all rolled into one.
I grew up with three older sisters, so I'm something of an expert on the subject. I've compiled a complete list that anyone with a big sister is going to relate to...a lot.
They Used To Think You Were Cute
Our sisters love us, but they're also annoyed by us. Not always though, in fact when we were brand new to this world no one but mom and dad loved us more than her. Our sisters immediately bonded with us, and good luck separating her from us.
It Didn't Last
This is especially true if you're the second-born baby, but once your sister realized she wasn't going to be the center of attention, she probably began looking at you a little differently. Her jealousy would be quickly replaced by something else though, for better or worse.
We Were Their Favorite Toy
Once we got out of that super vulnerable baby stage we became like a real-life doll to our beloved sister.
More often than not it probably got them in a lot of trouble, but that was naturally our fault. Besides, we love playing with our sisters, even if we can't defend ourselves.
If any of you guys say your big sister never dressed you up, you're lying. We all know it, and this is a safe space so just come clean, you'll feel better. Dressing up with your sister wasn't just a game they could play either; mom and dad did too, sometimes it was even cute.
And other times it annoyed the heck out of her.
They Are A Mini-Mom
One undeniable thing we share with our sisters is that we have the same parents, and like it or not we all see our parents in our siblings. That can be a good thing when you have a big sister, because when mom isn't around "mini-mom" steps in.
As a life long little brother, there's a lot of comfort to take in having spare moms. Life gets busy, but there's nothing like being able to lean on someone you know loves you unconditionally.
Of course there's some downsides too.