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    Posted on Feb 4, 2018

    If You Didn't Grow Up With A Sister, You Won't Understand These Words

    Bedroom: Your sister's room that you could NEVER enter without written and verbal permission.

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    1. Remote


    Growing up — The device that tore sisters apart BECAUSE YOU BOTH WANTED CONTROL OF IT.

    In your 20s — The device that lets you peacefully watch Law and Order: SVU or re-runs of Boy Meets World together.

    2. Routine

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    Growing up — The choreographed dance you guys had to Destiny's Child.

    In your 20s — Your daily schedule, which includes moisturizing and texting each other about your parents.

    3. Bedroom

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    Growing up — Your sister's room that you could NEVER enter without written and verbal permission.

    In your 20s — The room in your parent’s house where you have sleepovers while wearing facemasks.

    4. Borrow

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    Growing up — The action of taking something without permission. (See also: Stealing.)

    In your 20s — The action of politely asking if you can use something for a limited period of time without anyone freaking out or losing their shit over a sweater.

    5. Saturday mornings


    Growing up — The day you spent the whole morning watching Recess and Scooby-Doo.

    In your 20s — The day you spend getting brunch or texting about your plans for the weekend.

    6. You're fine

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    Growing up — What you said to your sister after she started crying and you needed her to be quiet before mom heard.

    In your 20s — What you say to your sister when she asks you if she's too dressed up for a party you're going to.

    7. Copying


    Growing up — When your sister would wear what you were wearing or do what you were doing, and then you'd get mad at her for it.

    In your 20s — When your sister wears something you're wearing or does something you're doing, only now you love it because you understand it just means she thinks you're cool.

    8. Fighting

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    Growing up — Examples include: scratching, hair pulling, and kicking.

    In your 20s — Examples include: passive-aggressive texts that usually end with a “I’m sorry, love you.”

    9. Attitude

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    Growing up — That thing your mom told you and your sister you both had.

    In your 20s — That thing you and your sister both have, but now you own it.

    10. Seatcheck (or Fives)

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    Growing up — The word used to describe calling “DIBS!” on the best chair in the living room before leaving to go to the bathroom or grabbing a snack from the kitchen.

    In your 20s — A word you don’t say anymore. Now you just say “scooch over” before sharing a blanket with her.

    11. Snacks

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    Growing up — Food your parents bought for you, i.e., Gushers, Dunkaroos, Twinkies, and other sugar-loaded products you fought each other for.

    In your 20s — Food you pay for with your own money, i.e. wine and cheese and still Gushers.

    12. Sharing


    Growing up — A word that didn’t exist in your vocabulary growing up with a sister.

    In your 20s — A word that means providing life, dating, and fashion advice with each other.

    13. Eavesdropping


    Growing up — The act of picking up the landline when you knew your sister was gossiping with her friend.

    In your 20s — The act of casually glancing at your sister’s phone screen when it lights up with a text to make sure she’s still not contacting her trash ex.

    14. Computer

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    Growing up — The thing you argued over when one of you was spending too much time playing The Sims.

    In your 20s — The thing you use to tag each other in Facebook photos after spending the weekend with each other.

    15. Webcam

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    Growing up — The thing you would try and interrupt while your sister was busy flirting with her crush.

    In your 20s — Replaced by FaceTime, it's the way you and your sister can stay in touch if you live in different cities.

    16. Vacation

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    Growing up — That one week during summer break when you and your sister fought like there was no tomorrow. She’s touching you? Fight. She’s encroaching on your side of the backseat? Fight? She won’t share the Gameboy? Fight.

    In your 20s — The time of the year you look forward to when you guys get to laugh and drink and have fun together.

    17. Socks

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    Growing up — The gift you both HATED getting during the holidays.

    In your 20s — The gift you get from your parents during the holidays that makes you say, “Omg, I needed a pair. These are so warm and comfy.”

    18. Hate

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    Growing up — The word your mom wouldn’t let you say in the house (or use against each other).

    In your 20s — The feeling you have when anyone wrongs your sister.

    19. Hug

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    Growing up — The thing your parents forced you to do when they wanted you to make up.

    In your 20s — Honestly...the best feeling in the world.

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