Tweets That Capture The Love/Hate Relationship Between Siblings

Having a sibling is like having a very annoying, evil devil living in the room across the hall from you. You fight over just about everything, inflict physical injury upon them, and relish when they cry—that is, until your parents catch you.

Explaining what it’s like to consistently want to torture your sibling while you simultaneously love them with your whole heart is confusing, but these tweets do a good job of capturing the sibling experience.

The Words “I’m Sorry” Will Never Leave My Lips

me and my siblings don't apologize we just find a way to talk again
Photo Credit: Twitter / @stayfrea_
Photo Credit: Twitter / @stayfrea_

All of our fights ended by one of us showing up and asking if the other wants to watch TV or go see a movie. The fight is never brought up ever again.

Sorry, But We Needed A Scapegoat

photo of rafiki holding up sibma from the Lion King captioned: Blaming your younger sibling like
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sinderella_
Photo Credit: Twitter / @sinderella_

Listen, the baby of the family always gets away with the most. I’m sorry to throw you under the bus, but you’ll bounce back faster from the punishment than I ever would.

“It’s Your Turn To Go Down!”

Person one: Hiding from the guests is all fun and games until you get hungry. Person Two: that's why siblings were created
Photo Credit: Twitter / @j4vedk
Photo Credit: Twitter / @j4vedk

Family holidays and parents’ parties were a cult-like experience. You’d all be holed up in one room together trying to decide which sibling to sacrifice just so you could get Goldfish crackers.

The Injustice Of It All

Person jokes that older siblings have to watch their parents be way more relaxed with the younger siblings after they suffered
Photo Credit: Instagram / @workretiredie
Photo Credit: Instagram / @workretiredie

My parents told my brother that they’d disown him if he got a tattoo, but when I came home with one they just said, “Oh, okay. Cool!” He still is not over it.

I Can’t Even Be Player One In Adulthood

some of you never grew up with an older sibling who constantly claimed player one when playing a game and it shows
Photo Credit: Twitter / @firstpinof
Photo Credit: Twitter / @firstpinof

I have been so conditioned to be player two that I find it hard to play games as player one. I can’t even focus on the top of the screen! I am broken!

It’s A Truly Shocking Turn Of Events

me and my siblings getting along as 20-somethings after almost killing each other as kids: (Paul rudd meme, saying: Look at us. Who would've thought? Not me!)
Photo Credit: Twitter / @redactedgirl
Photo Credit: Twitter / @redactedgirl

I’d now consider my older brother to be one of my closest friends and always look forward to when we are able to see each other as if I hadn’t once tried to throw him off a ski lift.

Are You Even A Fully Formed Person If You Didn’t Go Through This?

Getting chased with a knife by your siblings builds character
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Stereotriibe
Photo Credit: Twitter / @Stereotriibe

If you didn’t at least once feel the absolute fear that you were going to be murdered by your sibling, you haven’t lived. The experience gives you resilience and a survivor mentality.

This Has The Same Energy As “I Want The Bigger Half!”

photo of kylie jenner peering into a plastic cup while holding another captioned: Trying to figure out which cup is less full to give it to you sibling
Photo Credit: Twitter / @itz_izzu
Photo Credit: Twitter / @itz_izzu

All is fair in love, war, and making sure you get a better portion than your sibling. I will do everything in my power to make sure I get more of the milkshake we’re forced to share.

Steal The Shower From Me And I Will Destroy You

photo of person running captioned: when you said you're showering first but you hear your sibling start the shower
Photo Credit: Twitter
Photo Credit: Twitter

One time, I said that I was going to shower first and even went so far as to turn it on to start heating the water up, and my snake of a sibling just hopped in there like it was nothing.

It’s A Complex Relationship, To Say The Least

Sibling relationships are weird, like, I'd give my sister a kidney but I won't let her use my perfume
Photo Credit: Twitter / @JamillaTweets
Photo Credit: Twitter / @JamillaTweets

I’m not saying that it makes sense, but I have to say that the marker of a good sibling relationship is sweating all the small stuff but never hesitating when they really need help.

What’s Yours Is Also Mine

when ur iphone charger breaks but your sibling has one that works (photo of person sneaking into a room)
Photo Credit: Twitter / @amirnrf
Photo Credit: Twitter / @amirnrf

The key aspect of this snatch-and-run technique is that you have to pretend that you don’t know where their charger went and insist that you’re using your own and they’re being nuts.

From Fighting To Friends: A Saga

it's so fun having a sister because I could literally clock her in the face and she will still be my best friend 3 minutes later
Photo Credit: Twitter / @imnotsavana
Photo Credit: Twitter / @imnotsavana

I’m certain that my parents were constantly feeling the absurd whiplash that came from my brother and I trying to suffocate each other with pillows one minute and then laughing together the next.

I Swear It’s A Universal Thing

why does every older sibling I've met have a story where they tried to kill their younger sibling? like one of my roommates told me she pushed her little sister onto a cactus?
Photo Credit: Twitter / @joestarwife
Photo Credit: Twitter / @joestarwife

When she was a child, my mom once whittled a spear out of a tree branch and “playfully” threw it at her sister. It impaled her foot and she had to go to the hospital.

What She Doesn’t Know Cannot Hurt Her

when you're wearing your sister's clothes without asking and you hear her coming in your room (blurry photo of a chicken running)
Photo Credit: Twitter / @lee_mcnally9
Photo Credit: Twitter / @lee_mcnally9

She told you that you couldn’t borrow any of her clothes, but rules were meant to be broken. It’s not even stealing if you don’t get caught in the process.

Edmund Was Objectively The Worst Brother Of All Time

no matter how much you hate your younger siblings, they'll never be as bad as edmund from The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe who betrayed his family to the white witch for some turkish delight
Photo Credit: Twitter / @chunkyfila // Disney / The Chronicles of Narnia
Photo Credit: Twitter / @chunkyfila // Disney / The Chronicles of Narnia

After watching this movie many times, I went out of my way to try Turkish delight to see if it was worth the hype, and it is not nearly good enough for you to betray your whole family for it.

It’s Basically A Natural Reflex At This Point

imagine not having siblings like who do you randomly hit for no reason
Photo Credit: Twitter / @nothumddan
Photo Credit: Twitter / @nothumddan

Only children will see you hit your sibling and be so shocked. The reality is that the answer to the question “why did you hit them?” is more often than not, “I don’t know. I just felt like it.”

We Relish In Watching Each Other’s Misery

Photo Credit: Twitter / @HazOsterfield
Photo Credit: Twitter / @HazOsterfield

Even if we had no part in their misfortune, we still want to witness their downfall. If you never sat on the stairs relishing in the fact your sibling was getting yelled at, you’re a liar.

I Now Feel A Weird Allegiance To Oscar The Grouch

#growingupwithsiblings saying
Photo Credit: Twitter / @frihoele
Photo Credit: Twitter / @frihoele

Good siblings will tell you that you are beautiful and smart, but great siblings will use every opportunity that presents itself to make fun of you and call you ugly, stupid, and a loser.

“You Have To Act Like It Was Your Idea”

Cartoon of person with gun to their back captioned: me getting my younger siblings to ask for McDonald's without mentioning my name
Photo Credit: Twitter / @khezia_estelle
Photo Credit: Twitter / @khezia_estelle

Your younger siblings only have the cute chubby cheeks and the cute way of mispronouncing words for so long, so you have to take advantage of it and secure the chicken nuggets.

Maintaining Control Over The TV Is A Priority

#growingupwithsiblings walking to the kitchen holding the remote control hoping that your siblings won't change the channel
Photo Credit: Twitter / @admire_mgc
Photo Credit: Twitter / @admire_mgc

One time, I almost peed my pants because I refused to move from the couch until the show I was watching was over because I knew my brother would change the channel the second I stood up.

I Can’t Buy Things—I’m Baby!

Person jokes that older siblings will buy things for their younger siblings who would never return the favor
Photo Credit: Twitter / @2spider2man
Photo Credit: Twitter / @2spider2man

It doesn’t matter whether you’re 10 and 8 years old or 25 and 23 years old, the older sibling looks out for the younger one, and the younger sibling will never drop a penny on the older one.

Finally, Being Left Out Of Things Works In Your Favor

as the youngest I was starting the altercations and be watching my masterpiece
Photo Credit: Twitter / @breshawnstans
Photo Credit: Twitter / @breshawnstans

In order to get payback for all the times her older brothers didn’t let her play with them, my niece framed each of them for stealing each others’ stuff and just watched the fight unfold. I am terrified of her.

I Will Not Pay For A Single French Fry For You

Whenever I buy food, I don't know why my siblings look at me like we're related or something
Photo Credit: Twitter / @ItsHimOlaa
Photo Credit: Twitter / @ItsHimOlaa

Every time I came home with food when I was a teenager, my brother would get mad that I didn’t bring any food back for him. Sir, you’re my roommate.

PSA: CLOSE THE DOOR BEHIND YOU

photo of toddler angrily walking toward camera captioned: when you have to get up and close your door after your sibling left it open
Photo Credit: Twitter / @rwdaalh
Photo Credit: Twitter / @rwdaalh

I have never been more passionately angry than when I was trying to sleep, but my brother would open the door to ask a dumb question and leave it open.

Times They Hurt You Are A Form Of Currency

photo from the office saying
Photo Credit: Twitter / @halpertsxx
Photo Credit: Twitter / @halpertsxx

You’d punch your sibling in the face and they’d want to snitch on you, but you could bring up the time that they stole and destroyed your favorite toy and they’d get really silent.

Wow, I Can’t Believe They Would Steal From Me

#GrowingUpWithSiblings going into their room to steal stuff and seeing stuff stolen from your room
Photo Credit: Twitter / @whos_mia
Photo Credit: Twitter / @whos_mia

Let me explain: It was totally okay for me to take whatever I wanted from my brother’s room and take 5-10 business days to return it, but he can never borrow anything from me.

Hello, I Would Like Some Entertainment

me walking into my sibling's room when I'm bored (photo of person throwing open doors of a business)
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jaeleon
Photo Credit: Twitter / @jaeleon

There are a few rules to ensure that you’re doing this correctly: You have to interrupt them while they’re doing homework, you have to mildly irritate them, then you have to convince them to play a game.

Essentially, This Is What A Good Sibling Relationship Looks Like

photo of girl trapping her younger sister underneath a rubbermaid container captioned: sibling love
Photo Credit: Twitter / @allysonschwab
Photo Credit: Twitter / @allysonschwab

The best part is that one day, this pair will sit down at a family event and fondly reminisce about all the times they tortured and beat up on each other throughout childhood.

Truly, I Am So Thankful

i love my siblings and how close all of us are. I have my kids are the same way. There's no greater friend than your sibling
Photo Credit: Twitter / @anikolejackson
Photo Credit: Twitter / @anikolejackson

Even though we were awful to each other for the majority of our childhood, I am so glad that I can consider my brother a close friend, and I hope my kids will someday have the same relationship.

…Honestly, It’s Better Than The Alternative

photo of girl forced dolls and stuffed toys to join her
Photo Credit: Twitter / @gabdollarsign
Photo Credit: Twitter / @gabdollarsign

While I’m sure that there are some benefits to being an only child, I can’t imagine not having someone to play with every day and someone to prank when I was bored.