I don’t know what I’d do without my sister.
There are days that she drives me crazy – especially when we were younger. Like the time, way back when in high school, she lurked all over my Myspace to find photos of me at parties and created a slideshow presentation for my parents to show them ‘what a bad kid I was’.
You guessed it, I was grounded for weeks and I swore I’d hate her forever.
Even though she was a little brat once upon a time, she’s my best friend today and I feel so blessed to have her in my life. Siblings are truly the best gift your parents can give you.
Sisters share so much more than similar features, facial expressions, and clothing. We share a past, a future, and so many laughs.
If you are blessed with a sister, the following tweets will feel so relatable.
Found my missing cardigan when my sister posted a FB pic of her wearing it.
— Molly (@Molly_Kats) February 15, 2015
Did you know that you spend more time with your sister than anyone else?
According to a study out of Pennsylvania State University, by the time children turn 11, they’ve spent around 33% of their spare time with their siblings.
All of that time spent together leads to an insane amount of arguing.
One study found that siblings between the ages of 3 and 7 years old get into 3 ½ altercations each hour. Toddler siblings fight even more – about once every 10 minutes.
The fact you can make it through all of this bickering and still love one another further solidifies your sisterly bond.
Trying to figure out which cup is
Less full to give it to your sibling.. pic.twitter.com/x53UhMbZ6s
— @Oyeee_Sunnn🇮🇳 (@SalehaSiddique1) January 11, 2018
No matter if you are the younger or older sibling, your sister helped you develop important interpersonal skills.
Younger sisters look up to their older sister(s) and, as a result, learn how to deal with tricky situations later in life.
On the other hand, older sisters take on a nurturing role that helps develop their compassion and caring for others.
my 11 year-old step sister just told my other step sister, “i would roast you, but mom said i’m not allowed to burn trash” 😮😮😮😂
— Kels Clink (@KelseyClink) March 28, 2018
Are you the older sibling? Make sure to tell your sister that you’re smarter, science says so!
Studies have found that younger siblings tend to have a higher IQ at birth but older siblings take the lead by age 12 with a 3-point IQ advantage.
The logic behind this is that older siblings strive to offer a perfect example for their younger siblings, and in the process strengthen their own understanding of concepts and ideas.
[hugging mom at sister's funeral]
"And you said I'd never be your favorite"
— Oblivia (@aveuaskew) July 19, 2015
65% of mothers and 70% of fathers tend to favor one child over the other – who’s the favorite in your family?
When I text my sister for help 🙄 pic.twitter.com/ssFWc3dC39
— Jules Bennett (@JulesBennett) January 8, 2018
Having a sister may make you skinnier. A study out of Sweden found that children who grew up with siblings are less likely to become overweight.
On the other hand, only children receive more pampering and don’t have to share anything, which actually increases the likelihood of obesity.
You know you're the younger sibling when you can't find any baby pictures of you by yourself
— mary🌸🌷🌼🌻 (@marnaughton) July 11, 2017
Enjoy a strong marriage? Thank your sister.
A study conducted at Ohio State University found that for every sibling you are blessed with (up to 7), you are 2% less likely to get a divorce.
That’s because siblings teach us how to cope with others and maintain strong relationships.
"I'd like you to meet my half sister."
— SeethingAndSmiling (@Shimmersteak) March 11, 2014
A study held at the Leiden University in the Netherlands noticed that younger siblings tend to be more aggressive, extroverted and rebellious than their older siblings.
Researchers concluded that younger siblings feel the need to be louder and more assertive to stand up to their older siblings and get attention from their parents.
Little sister just got her first iPhone and I didn’t even wait a full ten minutes before I switched our chargers and headphones pic.twitter.com/5FTnXzASYK
— Marcuss (@DrugsMedia) July 15, 2019
Younger siblings also tend to be healthier and are less prone to allergies and ailments like eczema than their older siblings.
The theory behind this is that by the time the younger sibling enters the home it is already flooded with germs and bacteria, which helps foster a stronger immune system.
Currently Day drinking with my sister pic.twitter.com/L4GWpWCn1p
— Ne (@msfknguided) July 6, 2019
Share any vices with your sister? It’s a common thing! If your older sister drinks and smokes, you are twice as likely to do so as well.
my little sister just caught me crying and she said “do you do this a lot at college? there are people you can talk to about that” and then kinda smiled and said “but not me, i’m tired. goodnight”😅🙂
— Caleigh (@Caleigh_J34) April 24, 2018
If one of your parents passed away, or your parents divorced or fought a lot while you were growing up, it could make your sisterly bond even stronger.
According to Jeffrey Kluger, the author of The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us, siblings hold tighter to one another if something happens to their parents because they don’t want to lose their family unit.
sibling culture is seeing an ugly wild animal on tv and say something like ‘’aye since when are you on tv?’’
— dunia hyung (@cbbh_97) January 14, 2018
An estimated 80% of Americans have at least one brother or sister. Today’s kids are more likely to grow up with a sibling than a father.
If ur having a bad day just remember that my older sister sprinkled salt in my eyes when we were little pretending it was "pixie dust"
— mobbinmegan (@meganatwater) July 5, 2017
In most cases, your sibling offers the longest relationship you’ll have with anyone throughout your life.
older sisters are the backbone of society and deserve financial compensation someone had to say it
— alma (@Iesbwian) March 31, 2019
I wish all my younger siblings would appreciate how low I set the bar for them.
— candice (@__candypants) July 9, 2012
My sister asked if I stole her cream sweater. Uh, yeah. Who else would've stolen it? You think a burglar broke in and was like "Cute top!"
— Lauren Reeves 🏳️🌈 (@laurenreeves) October 8, 2014
— kristina jordan (@kristinagjordan) August 23, 2015
She bought 3 swin suits online, didn't tell mum. And then when mum asked her if she needed a suit this year she said yes and got mum to buy it for her. BITCH YOU ALREADY HAVE 3
— Life With A 16 Year Old Sister (@sistersUGHHH) May 17, 2018
when my sister doesn't get her own way lol pic.twitter.com/sPwPLb3Z4M
— finn (@finnthompsonn) November 24, 2015
Me: I should cut my nails *remembers my older sister is coming home* … or not so I can defend myself against the one they call Lauren
— Kylie Johnson (@KylieLynn916) July 6, 2017
Last born siblings are by far the most annoying people on earth
— Night King (@KRUEGERXVI) March 9, 2019
Don’t forget to hug your sister today, or at least send her a text and remind her how much you love her.