When You Were Growing Up Did Your Siblings Do Things To Irritate You On Purpose?

United States
January 7, 2009 4:08pm CST
I come from a family of ten and we had designated chores we had to do. When it came to the cloths there were two of us that would be doing them. Then the time for folding them came around and my one sister would do something that would drive me up the wall. I don't know why it did it just did. We would be standing there folding and she would start youdling. Yes, I said youdling. I would ask her to stop and she would for a few minutes and then start up again. I ended up asking her to stop at least two more times and then I finally would say go on and go I will fold the cloths myself. Needless to say she looked at me and said are you sure and when I said definitely she would took off. We were talking about this the other day and laughing about it. She said that was a neat way to get out of folding the cloths. We had a good laugh about it. What about you all? Did you ever have your sibling do something that they knew irritated you and just kept doing it?
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
7 Jan 09
Oh yes my Brother was very good at that and it used to get me in trouble a lot He was so annoying at all times I am glad to see you here as I have been worried about you Hugs
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• United States
7 Jan 09
Hi gabs, dear friend, There have been a lot of things going on that last few months. Then on the 19th December I had back surgery. I am recupping right now. I am off of work. I will be on the computer a lot more now. I am working the stiffness out of my back where the surgery was done. Hugs to you dear friend. I value your friendship. My siblings were always doing different things but as a person gets out on their own they can look back with smiles on their face and think of the things the siblings did give good memories.
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
7 Jan 09
Oh no I didn't know please take care and take it easy there I am looking forward to seeing more of you though as I have certainly missed you Big Hugs to you
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@aaamine (134)
• United States
7 Jan 09
yes, when you grow up, siblings are always there to irritate and have fun :) i mean i have done that to my sisters so many times. for example, changing the alarm time when my sister wants to wake up early, etc,... its all good times we should remember when i grow old... what u say?
• United States
7 Jan 09
I do agree with you. It does give a person good memories.
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• Malaysia
8 Jan 09
Yeah... This discussion reminds me of my younger sister... Whenever i tidy the house, she will also do her job and mess up the house.This really annoys me and i have told her many times not to do it but she just wouldn't listen. Besides that, when my mum asked me to do the dishes, i will do it of course, but when she trys to help me, i will tell her not to do this or not to do that. =p After that, both of us never tried to help each other in carrying out the house chores anymore. =)
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• United States
8 Jan 09
I think even when we are younger we have our own way of doing things and want who ever is helping us to do it our way.
• Malaysia
9 Jan 09
haha... you're right..
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@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Oh yes. I think it is an unspoken law to aggravate your siblings isn't it? LOL I come from a family of 4. 3 girls and one poor boy! LOL I have to admit that we made life hard on him. He always had the outside chores and us girls were in the house. Me being the Tomboy of the bunch would occasinally talk mom & dad into allowing me to "assist" him. I just waned out of the house so I always played the "weak" card with him and him being a young man, all about the muscles and all he would have to show me he could do it. Now he calls me the manipulator! The nerve of him! We have a lot of laughs over our childhood. We made life excitin for mom & dad!
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• United States
7 Jan 09
My Mom and Dad used to shake their heads at us and say why can't you leave each other alone. Of course when we were younger we had no response. But now looking back we always say we were just showing each other love. lol. We talk about the days when we were growing up and get a lot of laughs out of it.
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• United States
12 Jan 09
Yeah it made for some interesting memories anyway! LOL Thanks and have a great day!
@breepeace (3024)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
My brothers used to do something similar to get out of doing chores. If it was their turn to clean the bathroom or do the dishes, they'd do an AWFUL job of it each and every time and finally, we would get sick of having to rewash or redo their cleaning jobs, so we'd just end up doing it ourselves. Another thing my own brother used to do was copying things that I said. It drove me nuts. And always pestering me and my friends during sleepovers. Both my brothers were bad for that. They really just wanted attention, but it was irritating because they were both such big mouths and if you said something about a boy that you liked, etc, it would immediately get back to my mom.
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• United States
9 Jan 09
Hi breepeace, When a person looks back and looks at some of the things we did to our siblings you just have to laugh. And I can relate when you made mention about not saying anything about liking a boy because somehow your Mom would find out about it. I wonder how? lol
• United States
8 Jan 09
Yes!!! When you have a little brother you have to take a care of him always. I have to take responsibility of him, he does something bad, whose fault is it?? not him, me. Its hard taking care of little siblings 2-5 years old, they cant be controled. He bothered me until I just felt want him I dont want him anymore. Well now i love him because he has more self control and more fun
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• United States
9 Jan 09
Hi gamingworld, Yes, when it is a younger sibling and you have to take care of him/her it does get to the point that you wish you were a only child. Not all of the time but at times. That doesn't mean you don't love your sibling just that you wish you could have some time to yourself. I know what you mean.
@peedielyn (1210)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Like you, I grew up in a large family--for us it was 5 kids, 2 adults, 1 grandbaby, and a really old stinky dog. I usually got in more trouble than the others and would get grounded. Well, when mom and dad would leave, I would get stuck with everyones chores. We all had to take turns doing the dishes and such and I always got stuck doing EVERYTHING. I got tired of it after a few months and started getting back at them. When they had the other rooms to do or laundry I would sabatoge their chore and THEY would get grounded. If it was Tonya to do the dishes and she made me do them, I would pour milk in the rinse water and just rinse off the silverware and put them in the drainer. She would have to go back and rewash all of them again. Laundry--I made sure mine was done first and I would put clods of dirt and sand in the loads, so they would be stiff in the dryer--tee hee. I could tell you all about it but I think if they got on here--I could get in trouble LMBO! Hope you got a laugh out of this!
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@baileycows (3668)
• United States
8 Jan 09
yes of course. I had a brother that was 4 years older than me and of course I always bugged him and made him feel uncool in front of his friends. So he would hold me down and spit lugis in my mouth or tickle me until I peed on myself. We fought all the time.
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@kprofgames (3099)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I can say I lived in a household there sharing the same air was a chore sometimes. I think it just power for the course really. Dealing with siblings is a lot like learning early parenting skills, patience and learning the little games people play to get what they want. I my siblings would annoy me, but then I create a situation where they'd get in trouble. Revenge can be learned even at the earliest of ages - LOL. We've sat and laughed about it. Somehow over the years they turn into fonder memories than a point to continue to disput over. But, I tell ya, it really steamed my pot when I was younger.
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• United States
9 Jan 09
Hi kprofgames, I have a lot of good memories. As you say kids can learn revenge at a early age. I agree with you that siblings dealing with each other is a lot like learning early parenting skills.
@modstar (9608)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Back when we were kids, my sister and my brother kept whispering with eachother right in front of me as if they're sharing secrets from or about me. So it kind of bothered me a lot as a child thinking what they talked about during the whispers. I thought they were planning something bigger to piss me off but it turned out that they were just mumbling words lol!
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• United States
9 Jan 09
Hi modstar, It was the same way with me. If the brothers or sisters thought that whispering when I was there would iritate me they would do it more.
• United States
8 Jan 09
I am so glad that I had no brother and sister when I was growing up, my mom had my brother when I was 20 and already moved out! But I noticed that my 2 oldest who are 19 and 15 are always bothering each other and doing stuff just to be mean. Teasing and stuff like that. Always fighting.
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• United States
9 Jan 09
Not in all families but in a lot of families as the children grow to be adults they also grow out of teasing and irritating each other. I am glad that I have those memories to look back on. I am lucky to have grown up in a family of ten.
• China
8 Jan 09
[b][/b]I Have a sister and a brother in my family,they'are younger than me .When we younge,we often fight with each other,but as we grow up ,we now are getting along very well?We never do things what others don't like ,when we have something good ,we usually share it.
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• United States
9 Jan 09
That is the same way with me. I come from a family of ten there always seemed to be of us picking on the other. But as we got older it seems we grew out of that and now we look back and laugh.
• China
8 Jan 09
yeah, i have sufferend lots of this terrible experience at our growing? my younger borther always tries to irritate me even we battled time and time? perhaps its because our different temper i think? but as we now become an adult we still can’t get along with? why???
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• United States
8 Jan 09
Siblings doing that when they are growing up is natural I think. But why you can't get along as adults is probably you have to strongly different personalities. That is what I would think.
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
8 Jan 09
No, I was the youngest of three, so I was the one irritating the others. Luckily I most not have done anything too bad because Im on good terms with both of my sisters and they don't bring up any stories of the 'old days' when I was a pain in the butt to them.
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• United States
8 Jan 09
I think it is fun to look back and see the different things that me and my siblings did to irritate each other. It makes for some fun story telling when we get together.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Yes, LOL. My little sister would tell you the same LOL. She used to go to the bathroom after supper and wait for me to clean the table off and do the dishes every time so she would not have to help me LOL.
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• United States
8 Jan 09
Everyone of us tried that at least one time and we found out real fast that if we tried that then we would be the one doing the dishes and by ourselves. So all of us quickly learned not to do that. lol
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
We are also a big family. When we were younger, we lived in a village and I used to fetch water for the family from an open well in the river. This I did, but my younger brother used to tease me by throwing the water and breaking the pots. I was only nine at that time and I cried, so they called me the crying girl ..lol...whenever we talk about it now, he would laugh..he grew into a good man, who could stands by his rights and is not afraid of anyone. But that's another story. lol , Happy mylotting.
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• United States
8 Jan 09
My brothers loved teasing at myself and my sisters. And when we talk about it today they laugh and say it was to help us be stronger. I just laugh and tell them sure that was why you teased us right. At that young age you had that in the back of your mind. The only response when I said that was they just laughed.
@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
in purpose? yes, but were grwing up? no. for until now one of my sibblings still do things to irritate me in purpose. lol. but i am no longer affected to that but instead i irritae her back then when she gets irritated she stops. lol. i think this is common when we are still like you said growing up. it is a childish thing like us for we are still doing it. but it always end up on a laugh not like before it ends up in a fight. lol
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• United States
8 Jan 09
I think it is a natural thing of siblings to do this. Mylot is not the only place I have asked this and everyone I talk to has said the same thing. So I have come to the conclusion it is just a sibling thing in families.
• United States
8 Jan 09
LOL, I was one of the sisters who did the annoying. My younger sister and I had to do the dishes every night. If we didn't do them properly we had to take every dish and pot and pan in the kitchen and rewash them. I didn't have much of a problem with that as I washed and it is pretty easy to swish an already clean item through the dish water and after rinsing I would pass it to little sister who did have to actually dry and put them away. Sister claims to this day I would do something badly on purpose to cause the big clean-up, making her miss her favorite tv program. Odd thing is neither of us can remember what that program was.
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• United States
8 Jan 09
That is something none of my siblings ever did. But I think it is fun to look back and talk about the things each sibling did to irritate. My brothers and sisters have fun looking back on those things.
@jillhill (37379)
• United States
7 Jan 09
My older sister used to drive me bonkers....she would repeat everything I said...if I said goodbye..she would say goodbye....if I said go mama....she would say it...another thing she did was to always have to go to the bathroom when it was time to do the dishes. When we lived in the country she would go out into the outhouse and sit until she thought the dishes were done...usually though mom saved the pots and pans for her! LOL
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• United States
8 Jan 09
That is one thing that my siblings never did. I think it is just because they never thought of that to do. That would drive me up the wall.
@silverjam (969)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I guess everybody does...I mean all siblings do that specially while they are stll kids. There are always the cause of fight because one irritates the other on purpose and vice versa. I remember a lot of times when me and my brother were being told to harvest mongoes in our little farm. He usually stops to catch spiders (there were spider fights in our place for money) and it really irritates me as I it seems am the only one filling up the load. We have to fill up the basket as our qouta and he was busy w/ his stuff. So I was suggesting that next time we have our own separate basket for the harvest and i won't care if his' would be full or not.
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• United States
7 Jan 09
I agree with you silverjam that is the way families are. I still have good memories of the things that we did when we were younger to iritate each other. Looking back we all laugh about it.