Ever told on your brother/sister?

@vega83 (6345)
Bahrain
May 31, 2007 4:23am CST
Or ever have your sibling tell on you? We all know about sibling rivalry and we all know that brothers and sisters do tend to fight a lot. But when it comes to sticking together or getting in trouble with the parents, we generally tend to look out of each other. I'm one of five sisters. Yes, ours is a very loud female house, the only male around is my dad. One of my sisters in married now, so it's not as loud as before, but still... So, I remember when I was around six, my older sister was ironing something on the ironing board, and I was maybe talking to her or something. Anyway, for some reason I had put my elbows on the ironing board, and you know what that led to... Yeah the iron actually burnt me on the elbow, I still got the scar.. I let out a huge scream, and my mom who was in the kitchen, asked what was the matter? Now I knew that if I'd tell my sis would be in trouble, and I knew she didn't do it on purpose, so I said nothing's wrong and that was that. I don't remember ever telling on any of my sisters. I guess that's why we're all so close... So, do have a story to share about telling or not telling on your sibling? Or did a sibling ever tell on you?
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@sensesfail (2251)
• India
31 May 07
Five sisters huh? I thought i could expect some cat fight.lol. Never thought sister could be so caring for each other.I have two sisters and a brother at home but both the sisters are are just like cats and dogs, you know just fighting and picking on each other. Its just the opposite at my home.we always fight at home for no reason at all.Its always war.lol.It was worse when we younger.I got admitted in the hospital for two cuts one on my eyebrow and the other on the knew.I kinda miss those days.btw all this fighting was with my brother who is a year elder to me.
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
1 Jun 07
oh, don't get me wrong, we've fight everyday.... It's not always that great, the fights and stuff would be a completely different topic. Yeah, one great thing about us is that we got each others back and don't tell on each other, but we do fight like cats and dogs too.. But never got to the point of stitches and broken bones. Only scratches and bruises, and in some cases broken hairbrushes, that were used as weapons..
• India
2 Jun 07
LMAO.cat fights and their fallouts.It would've been fun to watch.To be honest I've never seen a cat fight.Both my sister fight verbally,doesn't get beyond that.
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
2 Jun 07
Yeah, well, it's not all that, but I'd hate to burst your bubble. It is fun to watch though..
@Dumpertaker (1188)
1 Jun 07
I'm the eldest of 3 boys and 2 girls and everyone assumes it is the job of big brother or sister to rell on the others, but I could not do that...I always wanted to be the big brother who they could come to and speak about whatever they wanted if it helped....however if it was really serious then I'd consider telling mom, but only if I thought it would help....otherwise nothing is said, not even now over 20 years later.
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
1 Jun 07
hmm.. I wonder what being the elder one is like.... I got one sister younger than me, and I constantly worry about her, and am very protective, I think I'd go crazy if I had more younger siblings..
4 Jun 07
Trust me, sometimes being the older brother or sister is not always the best as you get the blame when a younger sibling does something wrong...damn! Mind you there are the plus points like being able to protect them when they need it, and see all thier achievements, which makes me proud to be related to them.
@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
5 Jun 07
Yeah, I know, being the elder one is no fun.. and I'm saying that with only one younger sister.
@Norstar (695)
• India
31 May 07
Good to hear your story. I have heard and also seen how sisters can behave among themselves. Both the extremes exist but I think your type prevails more. Is the married sister's behaviour still the same or somewhat different? In our family we did not fight much and we were quite sensitive to the needs of one another.
@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
31 May 07
i always envy those who have sisters. i only have two brothers. even if they say i am treated good in the family, i still wonder how nice it is to have a sister you can talk to all the time.
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
1 Jun 07
Hey norstar, well, actually, I feel I've become closer to my sister since she got married. In fact I think as we physically go further, we become closer.... And Maryanne, yeah, it's nice to have sisters, especially when it comes to sharing clothes, shoes and accessories, but don't get me wrong, we fight like crazy too. It's not always just these docile females, ha ha. But when it comes to important stuff we stick together, we fight like hell, but we got each other's back...
@KatieS (504)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I just have one sister and she's 3 yrs younger. The only time she would tell on me is if she got in trouble, even though it had nothing to do with me. So, as we got older we had a lot of secrets because I didn't want my parents to know EVERYTHING. We do not keep secrets now, but she still lives in the same town as my dad and I bet she tells him my secret stuff still.
@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
1 Jun 07
Well, but you're not sure if she does, right? I guess it's like distraction, good technique, if she got into trouble she would tell on you to distract from her trouble..hmm.. smart move..
• United States
1 Jun 07
I've told on them repeadativly, its what a big sister does. However throughout my teen years I came to find that they told on me more than I told on them, it was rather sad.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
31 May 07
my brothers and i had been always close eversince. and most of the time, we open up to our mother whatever issues we have between us or even when it deals with other people,too. but when i had my first crush, it was only my brother back then who knew about it. i was too embarrass to tell my mom since i was still 6 years old back then. and my brother kept my secret until we reach highschool. i opened it to mom myself.
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
1 Jun 07
But you guys seem like a pretty close cozy family. It's nice.
@ice1802 (35)
• Philippines
31 May 07
i only had one brother..at first i dont really like him because of his being so hyper and too noisy.. i think he do feels the same towards me. but then as we grew up we have learned to depend on each other especially during troubles..we never betrayed each other seriously..hahaha!
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
1 Jun 07
Yeah, we all love our siblings, but we don't like to show them that. No getting too soft or mushy!
@nowment (1758)
• United States
31 May 07
It seems strange, I have seen such sibling rivalry that extends to telling on siblings. I just didn't get it. For us this was more than just me and my sister, we spent a great deal of time with cousins, so much so I would often say that cousins are just brothers and sisters who live in a different house. Looking back at times when I was at one aunt's she had 9 kids with me and my sister this meant 11, we s kids stuck together. LOL even when as the youngest I was to afraid to ride in the car with my one cousin, the adults thought it was because I was being a baby and wanted to stay with my mom, when the truth was the guy drove dangerously and liked to take the turns at the corners on two wheels, at4/5, this scared me. I would just say I wanted to ride with my mother and leave it at that. Even when it came down to those times that my sister and I argued, she can have a temper, she gave me a really bad black eye, hit me hard enough the whole right side of my face was swollen, I said I walked into the back door as she was coming that the big lock caught me in the eye. The issue was between my sister and me there was no reason to involve my mom. I suspect that my mom knew more was going on, but since I never really lied to her before, she accepted it.
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
1 Jun 07
Wow, now that's the honor among siblings, it can get really bad, but if it's between the siblings, it stays with them, no need to get the parents involved, that usually makes things worse anyway.
@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
31 May 07
In general, my mother and father had an additional 4 boys, and a girl after me. I would have preferred to have been an only child, honestly. But, that was long ago. Indeed I had it rough growing up, and they are well aware of this fact. they had it good. Luckily, I didn't grow up to be my parents, but they did. I am the oddball of the family, and they don't know really what to think of me. My youngest brother did complement me by naming his daughter after me though, so I guess I am somewhat important. :) however, I wish he would have named the girl after our mother, because she had a hard life as well. as for sibling rivalry, until the day I die, it will probably be with my brother. although he has knocked me outta the ballpark financially, I can at least say I got the good common sense, and the respect of my parents. I have learned, money isn't everything! I don't think I have really liked my brother, since he was born. He is way too much of a person who merely wants to impress his friends at the cost of his family at times. Luckily, his wife is whipping it out of him though, gradually! she is a great lady, I think.
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@vega83 (6345)
• Bahrain
1 Jun 07
Wow, that's some sibling rivalry. I don't have any brothers myself, so I don't really know much about the brother-sister rivalry..