Siblings and Why You Need Them
I think that there are some things that are essential in life to give you the best possible chance for success. I think you I need a strong parental influence, without feeling as though they are dictating every moment of your life. I think that you should have a place that has special sentimental feelings to you. I think that you should be yelled at. Something else I think you should have is the want to learn, and and have an appreciation for education. Another thing I think you need to have is siblings, (sorry Wubby). It's not that I think that you can't succeed without these things, many people do very well, I just think that they help you a lot. I have three siblings. Lilly is my older sister, she is seventeen. Lilly goes to st. George's School in Rhode Island. I've always thought it was strange when people talk about how annoying their older sisters are. Out of all of my siblings it it Lilly that I get along the easiest with. She never tried to make me do stuff that only she liked, she just did what we both liked. This made these things what we now like to do the most. Because she was a girl we would sometimes play with "girly things". Lilly never said that these things were "girly", and wanted to play with them because of it. Lilly played with the "girly things" because they interested her. Because Lilly was playing with these things I played with them too. She never judged or said I couldn't, she let me play along. It was from Lilly that I learned to feel comfortable in my own skin and be happy with who I was.
My second siblings name is Peter. He's ten years old. Peter goes to Fenn. Peter is three years younger than me. Even though we are closer in age than Lilly and I, I have always found that I struggle to get along with Peter the most. I think it's that some irrational subconscious part of me has always felt a tiny bit threatened by Peter. Out of all of my siblings that I could feel this way about Peter is the one that makes the least sense. Out of all of us Peter is by far the most genuinely nice and easy to get along with. Why would I feel threatened by that? I honestly don't really know. It would make more sense if it was Lilly, how is one of the hardest working geniuses I have ever met, or Hans who spews jokes like a fountain, and could understand what adults were talking about when he was three. But no it's poor Peter who has to live with my irrelevant snarky comments at times. Even though out of all my siblings I am probably the hardest on Peter he never is mean back to me for a very long. He always comes around and is his nice self in a couple of minuets. I don't feel like I deserve Peter's kindness sometimes, but I'm glad to have it. From Peter I have learned what genuine empathy and kindness is, and I try to take a page out of his book and use it.
My next sibling is Hans. Hans is two years younger than Peter, but they might as we'll be twins. They do everything together. It has been Hans who on many occasions has made me feel helpless. Hans acts like he is five years older than he actually is. He has a smart mouth which I often feel is a trait in the youngest child. It's because of this that Hans and I will sometimes get in verbal battles. Most things just roll off Hans' back, weather they're physical of verbal. He only gets really upset when I've actually said or done something fundamentally wrong. Sometimes it's hard to tell weather or not he is really sad. Hans can fake cry whenever he wants. It's a really annoying but at the same time I just don't know what to do. Have I said something that really is that awful? or is this just a ploy to get me in trouble, (which I probably deserve). Hans can make me feel completely confused. I'm glad I have felt this now even from something as crazy as a little sibling instead of when I'm all grown up. Though I have a feeling that I will feel that way many more times, and may never get used to it.
Siblings are good for many things. You are never lonely, (or alone) when you have siblings. Most of the time this is a good thing. You always have someone to annoy and to annoy you, and it makes for much less sitting around and doing nothing. It is my opinion that people with siblings have a much more natural relationship with their parents. The parents see more children and so therefore are more comfortable around them. Another thing that people often don't think about is that kids with siblings learn faster. In my case I learn three times faster than the average only child. You see every time that Lilly, Peter or Hans gets yelled at I learn not to do whatever they just did to piss my parents off. If I was an only child I would have to make all the mistakes myself. The same goes for when my siblings do something and my parents like it. I have a mental file for all of these things in case I want something, then I know what to say and do to get it. Also you can make siblings do stuff that you don't want to do, or ask a question you have already asked way to many times. But the most import things siblings are, is the best friends you don't have to go search for.