Things You Can Relate To If You Have Brothers

Here Are 10 Things You Can Relate To If You Only Have Brothers

3. You know that they have different definitions of 'personal hygiene' and 'clean.'

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Siblings are blessings from Heaven. At least you're not alone growing up. They may seem cool and all, but it's way different from others' perspectives. I was blessed with three younger brothers, but I don't have any sisters.

Let me tell you that if you have no idea what this is like, it CAN be as bad as you think it is. But, in the end, it's never always horrible, and we love each other. Also, yes, it is completely different from having sisters.

1. You know they are annoying as HELL.

They bitch about everything, you'd think they were women. Sometimes, you roll your eyes, but it's usually background noise you're used to by now. But... why must they be irritating on purpose?

2. You're glad they don't steal any of your clothes.

If I were to have sisters, we'd have cat fights over clothes stealing and hairbrush borrowing. Thank goodness I don't have to go through this. My brothers wouldn't go anywhere near my belongings.

3. You learn that they have different definitions of "personal hygiene" and "clean".

You don't want to know what I find in the bathroom. You don't realize how dirty it can get in a day's time. Pee on the toilet seat, shampoo stains in the shower, and hair gel all over the counter. It's actually impressive, but repulsive nonetheless.

4. You go into their rooms at your own risk.

Yikes. Major yikes. Why is there a hot dog in your shoe? Why does it smell weird in here? My eyes sting. Got to go.

5. You're used to the "boy stank."

Yes, farting is common in my household. All three brothers enjoy torturing me with their own "boy stank". Gross, but I'm sad to say I'm used to it.

6. They have attitude problems, but it's okay because you have one, too.

It's in the family, I guess! I want to punch them when they give me attitude, but then I remember that I'm just like them.

7. You get bossed around.

How funny, the so-called dominant sex is making you do things. Sounds about right. Hey, I'm the oldest, too. I don't know why or how I'm doing these things. Even my 3-year-old brother bosses me and gives me sass.

8. They NEVER listen.

In through one ear, and out the other! Never fails. Selective hearing IS a thing.

9. You hate how they are super lazy.

They're tired and want to watch movies, but there's shit to do. Get up, lazy butts.

10. They're protective towards you, and they got your back, always.

Even though they can be pains in the asses half the time, they know when you need your back covered. Boys don't stand a chance, you're taken. They make sure they know. I'm also lucky to have brothers because they love me so much.

I couldn't ask for anything better. Doesn't this sound familiar? Although it would be amazing to have a sister, I'm happy I have three brothers instead.

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To The Dad Who Didn't Want Me, It's Mutual Now

Thank you for leaving me because I am happy.
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Thank you, for leaving me.

Thank you, for leaving me when I was little.

Thank you, for not putting me through the pain of watching you leave.

Thank you, for leaving me with the best mother a daughter could ask for.

I no longer resent you. I no longer feel anger towards you. I wondered for so long who I was. I thought that because I didn't know half of my blood that I was somehow missing something. I thought that who you were defined me. I was wrong. I am my own person. I am strong and capable and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

In my most vulnerable of times, I struggled with the fact that you didn't want me. You could have watched me grow into the person that I have become, but you didn't. You had a choice to be in my life. I thought that the fact that my own father didn't want me spoke to my own worth. I was wrong. I am so worthy. I am deserving, and you have nothing to do with that. So thank you for leaving me.

You have missed so much. From my first dance to my first day of college, and you'll continue to miss everything. You won't see me graduate, you won't walk me down the aisle, and you won't get to see me follow my dreams. You'll never get that back, but I don't care anymore. What I have been through, and the struggles that I have faced have brought me to where I am today, and I can't complain. I go to a beautiful school, I have the best of friends, I have an amazing family, and that's all I really need.

Whoever you are, I hope you read this. I hope you understand that you have missed out on one of the best opportunities in your life. I could've been your daughter. I could have been your little girl. Now I am neither, nor will I ever be.

So thank you for leaving me because I am happy. I understand my self-worth, and I understand that you don't define me. You have made me stronger. You have helped make me who I am without even knowing it.

So, thank you for leaving me.

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True Tales Of Growing Up In A BIG Family

Spoiler alert, I get tackled a lot.

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I was born into a fairly large family. I have upwards of twenty-something first cousins, many of who are around the same age as me. It has honestly been both a blessing and a curse to have so many people around me all the time. Some of my favorite memories come from family gatherings where all of my cousins were there. However, since most of my cousins are male, there has also been a lot of physical violence where people get hurt, even if the intentions were innocent. I have so many stories about my family, some of which I won't share here because they are a little bit inappropriate, but others are too good not to share.

The first story I want to share is from this past Easter. Most of my cousins on my Dad's side were at my Papa's house celebrating the holiday. There was so much food we could probably feed a small army. Some of the older cousins decided that we were going to play a game of whiffle ball. All of the cousins who were playing were at least sixteen and some of them were much older. Many of us had or are playing sports in High School or College so this game of whiffle ball got extremely competitive very fast. I ended up being the Umpire/pitcher because I played softball for so long. The game ended with my brothers winning and my other cousins upset that they lost, but it was still one of the memories I will cherish the most even though I definitely threw out my shoulder pitching.

I can remember playing a game of football on Thanksgiving when I was young (maybe five or six). This game, not unlike the whiffle ball game we played at Easter, got super competitive super fast to the point where even I, as a six-year-old, was being pushed and tackled to the ground by much older boys. I honestly can't remember much about that game, maybe I got hit in the head too much, but I do remember having so much fun playing with my cousins.

I've been on a cruise two times in my life, both times with my extended family. One cruise was to Mexico when I was very little. What I remember about that cruise was getting extremely sea sick and that the cleaning staff would make towel monkey on our beds. The cruise was to Alaska when I was a lot older, I think I was fifteen. Since I and my cousins were much older on that cruise, we caused a lot more trouble and were able to get away with it. Every night we would go to the pool and swim. Then, we would go to the buffet and only eat pineapples and mac and cheese. We, also, may have or may not have gone into a bar to sing karaoke. While the cruise was fun, I wouldn't have had such a great time if I wasn't with my family.

While sometimes they can be a pain, having so much family has taught me a lot about communication and playing right. Again, I only have scratched the surface here in regards to the plentiful stories I have, many of which are so much funnier. I love my family so much and I would never trade that in for the world.

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