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    Updated on Jul 18, 2018. Posted on Jul 15, 2018

    19 Things That Every Girl With A Big Brother Knows

    You've fallen victim to the left-up-toilet-seat way too many times.

    1. When you were little you really looked up to your big brother...

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    They could do no wrong.

    2. ...Which meant he could persuade you to do some pretty stupid things.

    My brother just dared me to eat a live grasshopper for five bucks. I did it. Word. 5dollars richer and a belly full of protien.

    A perfect example of an older brother's misuse of power.

    3. You developed a really thick skin from the daily insults you received.

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    Big brothers keep it real, even when the truth hurts.

    4. Because of him, you're probably a big fan of toilet humour.

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    A lifetime of being the butt (pun intended) of disgusting pranks and fart jokes will do that to you. If you don't laugh, you cry.

    5. If the opportunity came up, you definitely let them take the blame.

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    This was the childhood equivalent of winning the lottery, even though you knew you'd pay for it later.

    6. And sometimes you had no choice but to be a snitch.

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    Being a tattletale was the only power tactic that you had, and at times you had to play dirty.

    7. Because he was older, he always had better toys than you.

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    Which naturally meant you annoyed him until he gave up and let you have them.

    8. But the hand-me-downs were the ~worst~.

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    No 11-year-old girl wants to go to out wearing old combat trousers from the boys section of H&M, but your mum was hearing none of it.

    9. And although you didn't have to worry about him stealing your clothes, he'd definitely steal all your food.

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    We experienced heartbreak from a young age, and it made us the women we are today.

    10. Having a big brother gave you a preview into the realities of men.

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    You've fallen victim to the left-up-toilet-seat way too many times to look at guys through rose tinted glasses.

    11. It was sometimes really fun when they were left in charge...

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    You felt especially ~cool~ when he let you hang out with him and his friends.

    12. ...Until the power went to his head.

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    There's nothing worse than a big brother with an inflated sense of authority and the remote control.

    13. You loved play fighting...

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    It was like real life Tom and Jerry.

    14. ...Until ~someone~ took it too far.

    #GrowingUpWithSiblings Older siblings trying to stop you from crying before they get in trouble. And you're definitely gonna hear the inevitable "here you hit me back" https://t.co/9RL2Hvq2qX

    We all know who that someone was.

    15. But he taught you how to stand up for yourself.

    You had year 6 comebacks when you were in year 3 — no one would mess with you.

    16. You secretly feel proud whenever he laughs at your jokes.

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    He's your toughest critic, so if you can make him laugh, it means you're pretty funny.

    17. And you have loads of running jokes that have been dragged out for decades.

    Told my brothers once about how someone mistook my name for "Ken" and I haven't been called Keri since. My birthday cards from all 3 of them always has 'To Kenny' in all of them. #GrowingUpWithBrothers #NationalSiblingsDay

    It stopped being funny in 2006, but the it'll never end.

    18. People always told you how lucky you were to have an older brother who could protect and care for you.

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    Well, no, it's actually a lifetime of noogies, headlocks and never getting shotgun.

    19. But despite everything, you know that they've always got your back.

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    Big brothers — we love you!

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