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The Joys of Being A Big Sis

I hear so many horror stories from friends, co-workers, Facebook folks about having siblings, specifically younger siblings.  I know personally siblings that literally don’t talk to each other, not even via social media and it is sad to see honestly.  The bonds between siblings are inexplicable, indescribable and at times infuriating and frustrating to say the least.  However I wouldn’t change my role as a Big Sis for anything in the world.  It is my job to keep the younger ones from tripping into the same pitfalls that I fell into, give them advise how to deal with the parental units and protect them from all the bad things that can happen in life.  I don’t always succeed, sometimes they do the same things that I did, don’t quite navigate the waters of life without running aground, and sometimes I can’t protect them the way I would have hoped.  At times I feel like a failure as the oldest, but then I get a text or a call or an IM asking me for my opinion or help and my lack of self-worth bounces back.
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