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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.

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

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.

"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.

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

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.

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.

Well, your version of good music, anyway.

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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