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16 Things That Happen When You're Way Older Than Your Sibling

Nope, he's actually not my kid.

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1. Strangers are constantly saying, "your son is adorable."

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Thanks. I had him when I was 10.

2. Eventually you both learn to play along with it.

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And it's all fun and games until you call them a shithead in public.

3. You can't ever physically fight with them because you're too big.

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Which really SUCKS when they hit you and then smile deviously.

4. Whenever you drive them around they sit in the back like:

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When you get your license in seven years I'm making you chauffeur me around.

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5. You die inside every time your sibling totally indulges when you take them out.

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Easy, big spender. I'm not making a stable living like Mom and Dad, OK?

6. You enjoy watching people try to figure out how old your parents were when they had both of you.

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"So your brother's 11. How old was your mom when she had you?"

7. You get "Ooh that makes sense," if you tell someone they're your half-sibling.

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Half blood, full love.

8. You totally judge your sibling's friends and decide who will be cool/hot/an asshole when they're older.

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I don't care if you're eight, I can see into your future.

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9. Whenever you watch their sports games you don't bother being appropriate. That's what your parents are for.

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Stop looking at ant hills and GET IN THE GAME, KIDS!

10. You constantly tell them how when you were a kid you only played outside.

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Who needs video games when you have Red Rover?!

11. You're scared and slightly impressed by how good they are at technology.

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I didn't get a phone until I was 16. You shouldn't get a phone until you're 16.

12. You're constantly schooling them on what good music is.

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Well, your version of good music, anyway.

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13. You remember how hard long division is when they ask you to help them with their homework.

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I'm supposed to be an adult. I'm supposed to KNOW this shit.

14. When they don't think you're cool enough to tell you about their crush, you're bummed.

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C'mon. I remember middle school. I'm cool.

15. When someone makes fun of them you get incredibly defensive.

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So what's Jimmy's last name and address? No, no. Don't worry, I'm just going to write a strongly worded letter.

16. But at the end of the day — despite the age gap — you're still BFFs.

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