What It Is Like To Have A Seven Year-Old Sister
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What It Is Like To Have A Seven Year-Old Sister

The twelve-year age difference.

What It Is Like To Have A Seven Year-Old Sister
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As I'm going to be a 20-year-old in early October, you wouldn't think I would have to worry about kids for a while. Well, that's where you are wrong. With a twelve year age difference between my sister and I, I always had a child hanging around me since I was in my tweens. This huge age difference is both daunting and rewarding, and I definitely would not have it any other way. Here are a few things that happen when you have a sister that is 12 years apart from you.

1. You never know to act like a friend, a sister or a parent.

Basically, you have an identity crisis during every conversation with her.

2. You feel ridiculous that you are fighting with a person who has lived a literal decade less than you, but it doesn't mean you won't.

You fight constantly about age, how it's "not fair," that the other has it better, someone took the last cookie and basically everything else.

3. You have to drive them everywhere, and they complain throughout the journey.

Me: Hmmm, were we there a second ago? Then, no. Now, be quiet and listen to your Radio Disney while we are driving to YOUR favorite amusement park.

4. Have an excuse to watch kid shows and look at the kids section of stores — because come on, they are adorable — and basically not have to act your age.

5. You can't help but realize that you literally remember almost everything of their growing up and sad you have to miss some of it because you have to go off to college.

6. Have code names both for each other and other people in our lives.

8. Never be able to stay in one place too long until you are tickled, poked or pushed because your sibling is "soooo bored."

9. Simultaneously excited and terrified about having a child of your own some day.

10. But you will love them and care for them at the end of the day...no matter how much of an annoying person they can be.

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