10 Perks of Going to College With Your Sibling

10 Perks of Going to College With Your Sibling

6. You've always got a travel buddy when you're going home for the holidays.

Who knew going to college with your sibling would be one of the coolest things ever? Now that my little brother is a freshman at school with me, I am loving having him here and feel so blessed to have such an awesome sibling. Here are some perks of going to college with your siblings!

1. You've always got a friend to hang out with.

2. When you need to vent you never have to fill them in on your life, because they've lived it.

3. When you have a bad day they're right there to cheer you up and they know just how to do it.

4. You're in charge of your relationship, so you don't have to hang out if you don't want to.

5. You get to watch them grow up and succeed.

6. You've always got a travel buddy when you're going home for the holidays.

7. You get to experience new things together.

8. You always have someone you can count on to help you with your studies.

9. You get to share some of the best years of your life with each other.

10. You always have a piece of home with you.

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An Open Letter To My Boyfriend's Mom

A simple thank you is not enough.

Your son and I have been dating a while now and I just wanted to thank you for everything.

Wow, where do I start? Ever since the day your son brought me into your home you have shown me nothing but kindness. I have not one negative thought about you and I am truly thankful for that. I first and foremost want to thank you for welcoming me with open arms. There are horror stories of mothers resenting their son's girlfriends and I am blessed there is no resentment or harsh feelings.

Thank you for treating me like one of your children, with so much love but knowing exactly when to tease me.

Thank you for sticking up for me when your son teases me, even though I know it’s all in good fun it's always comforting knowing you have someone by your side.

Thank you for raising a man who respects women and knows how to take responsibility of mistakes and not a boy who is immature and doesn’t take responsibility.

Thank you for always including me in family affairs, I may not be blood family but you do everything you can to make sure I feel like I am.

Thank you for letting me make memories with your family.

There is nothing I value more in this world then memories with friends and family and I am thankful you want and are willing to include me in yours. I have so much to thank you for my thoughts keep running together.

The most important thing I have to thank you for is for trusting me with your son. I know how precious and valuable he is and I won't break his heart. I will do everything I can to make him happy. This means more than you could ever imagine and I promise I will never break your trust.

The second most important thing I must thank you for is for accepting me for who I am. Never have you ever wished I looked like another girl or acted like another girl. You simply love and care for me and that’s all I could ever ask. Every person in this world is a unique different person and understanding that means a lot.

The third most important thing I must thank you is teaching me how to one day in the future treat a potential girlfriend that I may interact with as a mother. I am not a mother, but I one day plan to be. If I ever have a son it is because of how you treated me that I am able to be a humble loving mother to this new face that could one day walk into my door. How you have treated me has taught me how I should one day be in the future and I thank you for that.

This may seem all over the place but that’s how my brain gets when I try and thank you for everything you have done for me. It’s all so much and even the little things are so important so I promise my scattered thoughts are all with good intentions and not meant to bombard you. I just want to get the idea across to you that you are important and special to me and everything you do does not go unnoticed.


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An Older Sibling’s Point of View

It was strange watching these little people who so easily cried at misplacing a toy become so strong.


If you have a little sibling, chances are you love them a lot. Even though you might get into stupid little fights about nothing all the time, they're still the best little kiddos on Earth. They may have been more adorable and easy to trick when they were toddlers, but now, as they grow up with you, they just seem like some of your very best friends. My little brothers are both 16-years-old and are on their merry little way to adulthood, and personally, I am shocked.

I still remember when my parents brought them home when I was 4-years-old. All my extended family was racing around my mom as she toured them through the house and I, trying to keep up with my tiny little legs, fell directly on my face. It didn't hurt—I fell a lot as a kid but I was expecting some sort of parental concern.

No one noticed - they were all too concerned with how alike the twins looked and how adorable they were. I was actually kind of looking forward to having new kiddos in the house, but after that incident, they could go back to that smelly hospital and I would not mind in the slightest.

But then they grew up a little into stumbling little people who couldn't walk in a straight line for their lives. They laughed at stupid things like flushing toothpaste down the toilet and spilling flour all over the kitchen floor. Perfect little cartoons. I found myself cleaning them up after their falls, reading them stories, trying to put them to sleep. Their weird, toothless smiles grew on me little by little.

For the first time in my life, something else was new, too; I was useful. I wasn't just a little kid who woke up in the morning, did some coloring, watched "Dora," and then took a nap. I actually had things to do! "Sana, go make sure your brothers don't hurt themselves." Absolutely, I was honored. Confused, alarmed, though ultimately prouder than I've ever been.

They had to go to school eventually. For the most part, it was great; the classes came naturally to them and they took to academics like fish to water. They made lots of little friends who shared the same interests like dirt and action figures. There were also some bullies, and that's what broke my heart. I thought that they were too small to deal with this, too young and soft. However, the confrontation is what made them stronger and more independent. They stopped looking so little in my eyes and started to grow up. It was strange watching these little people who so easily cried at misplacing a toy become so strong.

Now they're 16. That means they've got a world of high school hell in front of them, but I'm not worried. As I try to give them cool tips and tricks, as if I remember anything about high school, they seem to have it down already. They really do grow up so fast.

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