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21 Things All Sisters With A Three-Year Age Gap Know

"You're not the boss of me."

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1. When you were children, your mum dressed you in matching outfits.

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But because there are three whole years between you, your matching phase lasted until the older sis was waaaaaaay too old.

2. If you went to the same school, the older sister got very protective as soon as her little sister showed up.

And made sure that no one was ever mean to her.
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And made sure that no one was ever mean to her.

3. But you also went through a phase where you got very embarrassed that people knew you were related.

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This was most likely when you were 12 and 15.

4. If you're the little sister, it really annoyed you when your teachers called you by your big sister's name.

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HI, WE'RE TWO SEPARATE PEOPLE, BYE.

5. And if you're the big sister, it was really annoying when your friends called your little sister "cute".

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"SHE'S NOT CUTE, SHE'S A DEMON ARGHHH."

6. Because you're part of the same generation, you developed an identical taste in books, films, and music.

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Even if the older sis had to cover the the younger sister's eyes during the rude bits of TV shows.

7. And films like The Parent Trap made you wish you were twins.

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And you totally know which twin each of you would be.

8. You used to fight about copying each other.

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And you both used to deny you did it, even though you obviously did.

9. As soon as the older sister turned 17, she became the younger sister's taxi driver.

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Which could get annoying.

10. But when the older sis left home, the younger sister learnt to drive and became de facto taxi driver during family holidays.

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Payback.

11. It felt weird when you started dating people who are closer in age to your sister than yourself.

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But actually it's cool that you've become friend age.

12. Having three years between you made the older sister prime babysitting material.

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Which meant babysitting nights were mostly about scoffing cookie dough.

13. If you're the younger sister, you used your big sister's ID to get into nightclubs for a good couple of years.

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And you never got questioned because you looked so alike.

14. But the first time you got drunk was probably when you went to visit your sister at uni.

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And she'll never let you live it down.

15. It also meant you could make your sister proof-read your coursework, UCAS form, and CV.

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And because she's so close to you in age, she'd done her own recently enough to be helpful.

16. But you always used to compare yourself to your big sis.

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Even though she had three more years to have achieved things than you!

17. And if you're the older sister, you got to watch your sister go through the same milestones you did.

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And you got to feel proud all over again.

18. And in return, your little sister kept you updated on all the school gossip long after you'd left.

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Which got juicier every year.

19. You swear your sister got away with more than you did at her age.

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But that's OK.

20. And nowadays you hardly even notice there's an age difference at all.

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In fact, people often ask which one of you is older.

21. Because you've become best friends.

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And you can't imagine life any other way.