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    26 Important Things Only A Big Sister Can Teach You

    Older sisters are beyond wise.

    1. How to sing into your hairbrush like a pop diva.

    You probably had to spy on her to see it in action.

    2. And if you put your talents together you become actual superstars.

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    Shame your parents don't always agree.

    3. Big sisters teach you how to break the rules.

    4. How to be competitive without being a total bitch.

    I still maintain my handstand is far superior (sorry sis).

    5. You also learn that copying each other is how sisters express their respect.

    Even though it's really annoying at the time.

    6. Your sister was the first to wear heels.

    Alright so that's how not to wear them.

    7. And the first to hit puberty.

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    Boobs/hips/butts come out of NOWHERE.

    8. Big sisters teach you how to deal with your parent's awkward questions.

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    "Is that a thong I found in the washing basket?"

    9. And how to shut them down.

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    10. She teaches you that privacy doesn't really exist.

    11. If an item of yours is lost it's actually crumpled in a corner gracing a massive stain.

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    12. It takes stalking her Instagram to find this out.

    13. You also learn that being different to your sister is a good thing - it's what makes you so close.

    14. And that at the end of the day, teamwork is important.

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    Especially when you need to convince your parents to get a puppy.

    15. It makes boring family reunions a lot more bearable.


    16. And besides, getting drunk with your family is actually kinda fun.

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    Your big sis will have access to alcohol quicker. This is important.

    17. Having a big sister means there's no need to fear the older kids.

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    They've been at your house, you've seen them in their Little Mermaid PJs.

    18. She'll show you that it's better to be your own person than follow a crowd.

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    19. And that with age you'll gain her confidence and sass.

    20. Same with her tough skin.

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    21. Because rejection isn't the worse thing in the world.

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    22. Your sister's heartbreak is tough to watch.


    23. Her thoughts on relationships seem to change by the day.

    24. Leading you to conclude that this song is the actual truth.

    25. But she also makes you realise that there's no need to keep everything to yourself all the time.

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    Plus there's no point keeping a secret form your sister. She'll get it out of you.

    26. And that it doesn't matter if you fall - as long as you get up again.

    Sisters are rather awesome aren't they?