Little Brother

I used to hate being the oldest. I only have one sibling: a brother, two years younger than me. When we were little I got blamed for everything. ("You're old enough to know better," was mostly the only thing my mother said to me the first ten years of my brother's life) I resented my brother a lot for it and said all kinds of mean things like wishing I was an only child.

 Our parents got divorced when we were teenagers..and that pushed us a little closer. And then once I went away to college, we were out of each other's space, and grew closer. We actually call each other "friends" now and I wouldn't trade my little butthead for anything in the world. I think I realized that while I was constantly pestered to be an example for my little brother, he was constantly being compared to me, and we both suffered. Now we only occasionally hit each other. :)

the4thfury the4thfury
22-25, F
1 Response Aug 12, 2007

Yes, I remember the "you're old enough to know better."