7 Important Rules Anyone Growing Up With Sisters Knows
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7 Important Rules Anyone Growing Up With Sisters Knows

"Wow, your poor dad."

7 Important Rules Anyone Growing Up With Sisters Knows
Anna Kons

Boys sweat, smell, eat too much and beat you up. They hog the remote for the television and whatever food is in the fridge. But I can guarantee you that is nothing comparable to the luxury, yet monstrosity, of sisters. The wrestling matches evolve into silent treatments. The rancid body odor becomes perfume and hairspray. It can be very difficult to handle these ghastly, yet graceful, creatures. If you’re moving in with step sisters, planning on living with females, or just curious as to how girls live at home, here’s what you need to know:

1. Clothing.

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This is one of the most controversial areas of girls. The MMA of females. The World War between sisters. The never ending, “You stole my shirt” and “Yeah, well you stole my shoes.” These fights could last for decades. But honestly, it’s not all that complicated; here’s what you have to do: If you want to wear your sister’s clothes, ask. If she says no, then the answer is no. End of story. But is she takes your clothes without asking, in my opinion, it gives you one freebie to take hers. You never know if she was planning on wearing that outfit soon or if she had never worn it before or what. So just ask. The worst thing that can happen is that she says no.

2. Keep your showers under 20 minutes.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F30%2F6362134079720987251202788217_showering.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=753&h=56335a80aae821a8c65bf3f655ea434c807cc458c6c2139c8e289281a81bb831&size=980x&c=2415206031 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F30%252F6362134079720987251202788217_showering.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D753%26h%3D56335a80aae821a8c65bf3f655ea434c807cc458c6c2139c8e289281a81bb831%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2415206031%22%7D" expand=1]This can go for any sibling rules, but girls, especially. When you grow up with four girls sharing one bathroom, it can get kind of crowded sometimes. On the occasion, when we all needed to get ready for something, say a wedding or Christmas dinner, the line for the shower grew intense. Keeping your shower under 20 minutes also helps the water stay nice and moderately hot, even for the fourth person in line. Also, if you really want to speed up the getting ready process, keep the bathroom door unlocked while you’re in the shower. Not only will others be able to get ready while you’re in there, but you also might be able to stay in there a few extra minutes without them noticing.

3. Dating.

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F30%2F636213435253532694450230648_sisters%2520movie.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=197&h=796ae73d4d3a1b570faac46718cdb2b81eeb29507fbd8a3db21a4957821df790&size=980x&c=4104345408 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F30%252F636213435253532694450230648_sisters%252520movie.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D197%26h%3D796ae73d4d3a1b570faac46718cdb2b81eeb29507fbd8a3db21a4957821df790%26size%3D980x%26c%3D4104345408%22%7D" expand=1]Don’t ever — seriously ever — date your sister’s ex. That is just low. Actually, let me rephrase that: don’t ever date the same guy period. And for you guys out there: don’t go for sisters. It is not “double the fun;” it is practically incest, and that’s just messed up.

4. Don’t ever listen to someone that says “your poor dad.”

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5. Be prepared for people to tell you that you look alike.

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Even if you think you don’t, accept this comment. Chances are, it’s probably a compliment.

6. Don’t even think about having a clean bathroom.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2017%2F01%2F30%2F636213439618297845-702736250_sistersmakeup.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=309&h=78a837821f8d7920fdbb52e88fe0fa3b168e656a77d57feed1ae422db298a27c&size=980x&c=330305279 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2017%252F01%252F30%252F636213439618297845-702736250_sistersmakeup.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D309%26h%3D78a837821f8d7920fdbb52e88fe0fa3b168e656a77d57feed1ae422db298a27c%26size%3D980x%26c%3D330305279%22%7D" expand=1]

If you are lucky enough to see the counter, find your toothbrush, do your makeup while utilizing the entire mirror, or have your own toiletries, then you wouldn’t survive with sisters, or at least not with three of them. Between makeup, hair products, and who knows what else, the “girl’s bathroom” is by far the messiest room in the house.

7. Have each other’s backs.

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As much of a pain as it can be to grow up with sisters, they are a blessing in your life whether you realize or not. Sure, the bathroom will never be clean, but you have a massive supply of clothes for almost any occasion (as long as you ask). You also always have someone to talk to when you need to rant, gossip, or laugh. If you can sit in the same room long enough without breaking out into a battle, those gruesome creatures might not be so bad after all.

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