When I was four years old, I was blessed with a little brother. It was September 6th, 2003. I remember being so excited with my grandparents at the hospital that day (also because that was the first time I ever had a chocolate iced, cream filled doughnut from Krispy Kreme). That was the day I met one of the truest friends I'll have in my lifetime. Here's why our little brother's are our lifelong best friends!
1. Little Brother's Keep Things Exciting
When you have a younger brother (especially when they're really little), you will never run out of pretending, getting into trouble, creek digging, turned-around-backwards sledding, Wii playing, and late night gas station trips. Keeping up with your little brother can be trying at times but you will always make memories that will make you smile when you start to feel the harshness of life.
2. You Can Always Count On Each Other
You will find that your brother is one of the only people in your life that has no reason to want to see you fail. You're on the same team. I've always been able to count on my brother to listen to me when I'm upset about something, to make me laugh, to hang out, and to help me out when I need it. And, because of the bond that is shared between a little brother and sister, he knows he can always count on you, too.
3. Little Brother's Inspire You To Be a Better You
Your friends in this life are supposed to naturally want to do better and be better. When you have someone in your life younger than you, they start their lives watching everything that you do. They want to go everywhere that you want to go, they want to do everything that you do. Having a younger brother has inspired me to be someone positive in his life and try to set a responsible example and be there for him.
4. They Help You With Boy Problems
Having a little brother usually means you're in for a lot of brutal honesty. And, he knows how boys work. When I'm talking about my guy problems, I know I can always count on my bro to tell me what I need to hear.
5. You Literally Grew Up Together
When you have a little brother, you're just naturally there for all of the big events in each other's lives. You know each other so well because you've spent so much of it together and are so comfortable with each other. Growing up with someone creates such a special bond that only you two will have.
This article goes out to my (not so) little brother who turns 16 today! I can't believe how the time has flown. You are someone I could not be prouder of! I love you, buddy!