How close have you been with your brothers/sisters?

United States
January 3, 2007 2:16pm CST
When we were young I really enjoy much of the time playing with my brothers and sisters by the lawn. Playing different games that as if we never are worried about anything to do for tomorrow. Happy moments that are real treasures nobody can buy. The stuffed toy maybe ripped off or torn out the next day, and we simply can find another one- a replacement.
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@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
21 Feb 07
i am happy you braught up this subject i have a brother for alote years most of our childhood and adulesense we were not close when i was young i did not like him because he got all of the attention as i thaught (he was born 5 years after me) and then at a very young age i left my parents house and started a life of my own so i did not see him much nor talked to him but suprisengly 7 years ago he started contacting me first by the telephone and then he started coming over to the city i leave in, a short time after he started coming over with his gf partner and somtimes we met with my friends and his together so he made the first move cause it was important to him and now we are very close and he is important to me suprisengly we are very similer in our opinions and reactions even taugh we were growing up apart and it is wonderful what made you bring up this subject??
• United States
27 Feb 07
What a very fascinating story you have there. Thank you for sharing your relationship with your brother.
@yanple (164)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
i'm the youngest and only girl, and i've 2 brothers. they are close and i'm left behind. but it's okay, we get along well anyway. now that we're old enough, we just keep in touch. i guess not the ideal closeness between siblings, but we are okay on that. we know that we are always here for each other no matter what. i guess that's what's important.
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• United States
21 Feb 07
With that perspective in life that you have shared to us maybe you can react more to the topic I have started about " peace.....possible".
@lafavorito (2966)
• Philippines
21 Feb 07
We were close when we were young and would not care about anything but playing and eating chocolates. But when we grew up we grew apart because of our diffferences.
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• United States
21 Feb 07
How about send your brothers and sisters some bars of your favorite chocolates one of these days... let's se if they can remember those common things you've been your childhood.
• Canada
26 Jan 07
Well, after reading all the comments, how much do I envy you guys and galls! I am from a huge family of ONE kid = ME ! Everytime I hear people talking about their brothers in sisters, i feel a small pain in my hearth. Although my parents took very good care of me, I'll always miss the feeling of loving (or hating!! ;-) ) a brother or a sister. That is probably why I had TWO children... I did'nt want them to feel that too.
• United States
27 Feb 07
That is okay for as long as you are also close to your cousins they are your bros. & sisters. Thank you jalarie for sharing.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I enjoyed it too. I have one sister who is about 5 years younger then me. But we always had a great time together when we were younger, it sure is not like today with the kids. They have no idea what it is to really play and have some good old fashion fun. So heres to the old days.hehehe
• United States
21 Feb 07
It is really fun remembering the good old days huh? How about scheduling some party with your younger sister with your kids and her kids...
@patrice7 (1192)
• United States
24 Jan 07
well i agree. happy moments are treasures that nobody can buy.. these are the priceless things that we own.. well me and my brothers and also my cousins had a good time when we were young. we were always playing around and having a lot of fun. we were sneaking off to play outside and together we were punished. well its nice to be punished with company because you will just laugh it off afterwards and do the same thing again. its fun being a kid and being able to fool around with your brothers and sisters!.
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• United States
26 Jan 07
This response almost get me back to my childhood days, a nice reply refreshing good old days. Thanks dear.
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I have two older brothers. One is 4 years older and the other only 2 years older. We were all very close because we were so close in age. I was closer to the one only 2 years older when we were kids. We did everything together. We both liked palying outside, riding bikes, digging in the dirt etc. The oldest brother did not like being outside so I did not play with him much. Now that we are all grown I am closer to the oldest brother because he comes home more often. I LOVE both of brothers very much and do not know what I would do without them. They still protect me and spoil me today.
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• United States
22 Jan 07
And that sounds like you have a lifetime "bodyguard" for free. Well you must be very good to them then, that they never forget you.
@smints8985 (1595)
• United States
20 Jan 07
I think my brother and I were pretty close when we were younger. Now... we're still close but not very close, not the type that we tell each other about stuff regarding relationships of our own, he's much more secretive and enjoys his private space as for me I'm really talkative and spontaneous, the difference between our personalities somewhat became a factor why we never really got very very close to each other.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
well, just don't forget to give him a call once in awhile so he won't forget he's a sister in you....
@Avichail (694)
• Indonesia
22 Jan 07
I have one best friend who truly knows me inside out more than anyone in this world. That's her, my beloved though sometimes hated sister =D
• United States
26 Jan 07
..and you must trust her therefore all the way. thanks for a reply.
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@mom2boys (334)
• United States
20 Jan 07
not too close as kids they were 8 and 10 yrs older than me but now that we are grown and all have kids much closer!
• United States
26 Jan 07
Good for you then, and as always better late than never. Nice response thank you.
@kunalvijan (3420)
• India
18 Jan 07
very much to my brother
• United States
18 Jan 07
Wow that means you really have excellent bonding huh?
@82idiots (595)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Very close, but not as much anymore. Video games were a big source of fun when we were kids.
• United States
3 Jan 07
Meaning some sort of variations on closeness has been changed due the effect of video games. Well but if play with them you still be closer with them actually.
• United States
21 Feb 07
When I grew up we lived three miles from town and my brothers (6) and sister would walk to town to go swimming or to play tennis or go to the park. Just for something to do. We didn't always get along but we always found something to do together. Don't seem that way now adays. Got to have money to do things. I treasure those days though that is for sure.