5 Times Our Siblings Have Been Our Best Friends
By Elizabeth Barrera
Growing up with siblings is an experience of its own. If you’re lucky, you immediately acquire best friends who will love you unconditionally and be there for you through it all. They are the first to see you at your complete worst and best. They know your worth, your biggest fears, your dreams, and completely understand your love for ketchup and hatred for tomatoes. They probably snitched on you while giggling and mocking your mom, but they probably also took the blame for you when you really, really messed up. Growing up with siblings isn’t easy, but it’s not something most of us would change either. In honor of National Siblings Day, I’d like to point out 5 times our siblings have been our best friends:
1. When you’ve humiliated them through snapchat multiple times but they still take it like a champ.
No matter how many times you put up the same snap with JuJu On the Beat playing in the background (specifically the part that goes "you ugly, you yo daddy's son"), they're just gonna dance to it and take it like they're not even ugly. Now if you're pranking them, then they've probably smacked you a million times before finally laughing, but that's just how it goes.
2. When you keep crying over the same guy/girl, but they’re still be there to comfort you, then give it to you straight.
They've heard the same ol' story, again, and again, and again. Regardless of how many times you repeat the sob-story, they're still going to comfort you and then make you get your shit together.
3. When they show up to your basketball game even though you're the worst player on your team.
If you were anything like me, then you were a really good basketball player till around sophomore year of high school, then life happened and you were the all-star benchwarmer. They got the skills, you didn't, but they still showed up to every single one of your games and supported you along the way. Now THAT is a real MVP.
4. When they’ve taken the blame for something you’ve done.
They were probably selfless once, or twice, or maybe even three times. Whether you were sneaking out and they did something to distract your parents, or your mom's imported pot was broken, they still took the blame for you so you wouldn't get in trouble. Real MVP, again.
5. When they've protected you like nobody else has.
This counts under any circumstance, it doesn't matter if they were defending you from your psychotic boyfriend, covering you with a blanket so you don't get sick, or really just listening to you and giving you advice so you don't make the same mistakes as they did. Your siblings are your biggest fans, and they'll even protect you from the dangers of a water hose (unless it's summertime, then be careful).