1. As kids, you could get away with doing stupidly dangerous things together.
2. They make the best babysitters because they know exactly what you want.
3. You can open up to them about things you'd never dream of telling your siblings.
4. Most of the time they're super welcoming when you bring a significant other to a family event.
5. But they'll let your S.O. know they mean business as well.
6. You can ask them questions you could never ask your older siblings.
7. They make the best drinking buddies at family events.
8. They'll put up with the shit your older siblings don't have the patience for.
9. When you were a kid, they let you listen to music your parents wouldn't allow.
10. You got to hang out with their older friends.
11. Since you're not around enough to annoy them, they think your antics are cute and fun.
12. They're always there to help when you have a beauty problem.
13. They'd help you prank your siblings.
14. You don't feel the need to compete with them like you do with your siblings.
15. They taught you how to curse because they knew they couldn't get in trouble.
16. If you don't live in the same town, you get to travel and visit them.
17. They know stories about your parents that you don't, and they are not afraid to dish out the dirty details.
18. Unlike your siblings, you could ask your cousins to take you to do rebellious things.
19. You might not see them all of the time, but when you do meet up again, it's magical.
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