It's a blessing and a curse to have a sibling so close in age to you. In my case, my younger brother "keeps me young". We are about 19 months apart, and I wouldn't change it for the world. Any kind of siblings are the best, but in my experience, the younger ones are especially fun. Whether you are younger or older than your sibling that you are close in age too, the roles probably reverse quite a bit. You might look just like this sibling, or you might be complete opposites- in more way than one. Either way, having a sibling that you can relate to on so many levels is so fun and I am grateful to have grown up with my built-in best friend.
1. You all get confused as twins
My brother and I look really similar, so this happens a lot for us, especially when we were growing up. I have never minded though. I have always wanted a twin, so it's kind of the same thing, right?
2. People always want to know which one is older
Sometimes it's easy to tell, but in my case, my little brother is a lot taller than me, so sometimes people think he's the older one. I am always quick to point out that I'm the older sibling though. I still have those bragging rights, at least.
3. You all fight
Yes, siblings of all ages fight, but I feel like the fights can get pretty nasty when you are so close in age. It was definitely a learning curve when my brother got bigger and stronger than me that he couldn't beat up on me as much, and I couldn't either. Obviously, we don't stay mad at each other for long though.
4. You can relate on so many levels
Since you are so close in age, you are basically growing up in the same generation and can share tweets and Instagram posts that make you both laugh because you are on the same page. My brother and I share a similar sense of humor, so we are constantly laughing about the same things, or talking about our favorite Netflix shows and movies.
5. You always have someone to talk to
Just like being able to relate to this sibling, it is nice to always have someone to talk to. Some people have siblings that are a lot older or younger than them and don't feel as close, so having a sibling so close makes life a lot easier. I love that I can always call my brother when I need advice and that he looks up to me for advice on so many things.