I'd take growing up with brothers over sisters any day. So, here are 10 things you understand if you, like me, grew up with brothers.
1. You can definitely take a hit
There were probably one or two occasions when you had to engage in a bit of fisticuffs with your brothers. No big deal, you learned how to fend for yourself early on.
2. You always had a sweatshirt to wear
Why steal a boyfriend's sweatshirt that you may just end up giving back when you could steal all your brother's t-shirts and sweatshirts?
3. They are the end-all, say-all on boys
If you bring a new boyfriend home and your brothers don't like him, you don't have a new boyfriend anymore. Their opinion on boys matters. After all, they just want what's best for you.
4. You were forced into sports at a young age.
It was probably just easier for your parents to drop you all off at the soccer field on a Saturday instead of having to take one kid to football, one to soccer and one to ballet.
5. Attitudes did not fly in your house
You absolutely were not going to get away with having a snotty attitude. Your brothers were going to shut that down real fast.
6. You were forced to watch sports
Oh, sorry, did you have a show to watch on a Sunday in the Fall? Not going to happen. Sundays were reserved for football and you better have had another television to watch your show on or you were going to be watching the Steelers game for a few hours.
7. You always had someone to defend you.
Your brothers definitely were always down to defend you, and still are.
8. You constantly had to worry about getting hurt
When the only thing to do on a summer day was play football with your brothers in the yard, you were going to have to accept that it came with a few minor cuts and bruises.
9. You always had fashion help
Believe it or not, some guys have an awesome sense of fashion. Some of the best compliments I've received on outfits were confirmed by one of my brothers before I left the house.
10. Now, you understand men a little better
Growing up with brothers definitely helped you grasp a better understanding on how a typical man thinks.