They are our tormentors, our protectors, our playmates, our enemies, our source of annoyance and happiness, resentment and love, jealousy and pride. Living with them is killing but then again, living without them is out of the question. Sounds paradoxical? But that's what a sibling is!
Just like friends,we all have siblings....and come to think of it,we can't really do without them...well,I can't:-)
We all have similar experiences with them,similar feelings...and so I am sure everyone is going to relate to this post!
I have an elder brother, and he fits into all the roles mentioned above.Of course,it helps that the age difference between us is not much.....but that doesn't stop him from acting like a parent either,sometimes..if need be..
I am sure he was the most happiest person on earth,with my parents,when I was born and had developed a protective feeling towards me without anyone asking him to do so...!!
Right from refusing to hold my school-bag for me("learn to do your own things") to walking that extra kilometre to accompany me home("you are a girl,can't leave you to come alone at night").....from sharing an indirect disapproval("that little thing can be worn OUT????") to giving a direct reaction("I am not going with you if you wear that!!")....from going to meaningless drives("just to enjoy the ride on the new bike,then car") to giving those stern looks("Don't you understand when I say I don't have time!!").....from shielding from parents("MOM,just leave her alone") to questioning sometimes("who called you at this time??")......to know exactly how to make me smile/angry to being happy on seeing me independent....from making fun of some of my choices to start genuinely liking what I suggested....from being highly critical("You wont ever learn driving like this...") to being highly supportive("I don't like round rotis anyways;)").....my Big B has done everything........And I think,he too has had a role in shaping out the person I have turned out to be:-):-)
But yes,like I keep on telling him,if he sometimes complains that I am spoilt(which,by the way,I am not)...he himself is to be blamed for that!!For he has been one gem of an accommodating person to grow up with.......and as much as I know that you may not quite appreciate the PDA...I have to say it................Love you loads DADA!!You are really rockingly awesome!!:-):-)