10 Signs You Grew Up With A Brother

Brothers. As we all know: you can’t live with them, you can’t live without them. Coming from a family with six kids, I had three older brothers, one older sister, and a younger brother. As a girl, you probably can’t help but feel like having brothers in your life is a constant blessing and a curse. Personally, I don’t know if I could have made it growing up without my brothers. If you’re like me and have brothers too, you’ll definitely understand what I mean by these 10 signs you grew up with a brother!

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1. The toilet seat is absolutely never clean.

You’re used to taking that extra minute before going to the bathroom to grab a wad of toilet paper and wipe the seat down. Or worse, you’ll occasionally forget to clean it and sit down in a puddle of pee. You often wonder if they even try to aim it in the toilet or if it’s just a game to see how off center they can get.

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2. Growing up, they showed no sympathy.

You’re tough. And the only people you can thank for that are your brothers. Growing up, they’d treat you like one of the guys and engage you in their “wrestling matches.” You learned to fight back instead of crying to your mom every time, and because of that, you don’t put up with shit.

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3. You’re used to everyone telling you how “hot your brother is.”

You always have a couple of those friends who will go on and on about how hot your brother is. It’s nothing but uncomfortable (because he’s your brother) and you can’t really agree or disagree. So you’re left with telling them he’s your brother and off limits.

 

4. You basically have a second dad.

You know that the stereotypical “overprotective brother” is a real thing. When it comes down to it, they’re almost worse than your dad. Bringing a guy home is the equivalent of bringing home a mobster, no matter who they are, it’s going to take a lot more than a simple handshake to get on their good side.

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5. You have endless options of big t-shirts and sweatshirts.

Sneaking into their rooms and stealing their clothes is a skill you’ve mastered. Because of this skill, you own countless amounts of over sized shirts from their sports teams, and even big comfy sweatshirts for the winter. Who needs a boyfriend’s clothing when you have a brother?

6. You’re used to hot guy friends always around the house.

I have yet to figure out if this is a blessing or a curse. Having a brother means having more guys around the house. With more hot guys around the house, this means you can’t just walk around in no bra or makeup anymore. But this also means, more hot guys around the house, who wouldn’t want that?

7. You actually understand and enjoy sports.

Whether you had siblings who played sports themselves or just enjoyed watching them, it came in handy when you were learning to understand sports. With the advantage of going to all their games, you got some first hand experience of understanding everything about sports. Now, you’re an expert at understanding any sport, and you’re even just as big a fan as they are.

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8. You have someone to get the best guy advice from.

Guys are well, guys. Because of this, you have the perfect go-to person when a guy is confusing you, because chances are, your brother will have better advice than any girl will. Considering your brother is a guy, he is familiar with how annoying guys can act in certain situations. Brothers are perfect for when you need advice.

 

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9. You are a pro at talking to guys.

Talking to guys is a skill you mastered by middle school. Having boys always in your house, you’re used to interacting with the guys. It comes easy to you because you know how to talk to them. You know the do’s and don’t’s of conversations with guys, just because you’ve learned from experience through the years. There’s no one else to thank but your brothers for that!

10. You consider him your best friend.

One perk about having a brother is that it’s almost impossible to fight with him. There’s never makeup or clothes to be stolen or fought over. It’s easy to get along with each other, because you are best friends. He’s always got your back, and because of that, you couldn’t imagine growing up without a brother.

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