I am the oldest child of four. Me and my oldest brother are one year and several months apart. My other two siblings are seven and eight years younger. Growing up, the little ones were my babies, I helped take care of them like I had given birth to them.
But my oldest little brother? Me and him HATED each other. We fought constantly. My goal in life was to kill him.
There are several instances that can showcase my disdain:
– Once we were at Olan Mills, having a family picture taken. The photographer had him stand behind me with his hand on my shoulder. I still remember the feeling it gave me, it irritated me to no end. I felt like my skin was itching in the very spot his fingers rested. I remember trying to shake and shrug his hand off of me without anyone noticing. My mama would have had a fit if she known- with us embarrassing her in public like that??? She’d tell daddy for sure. And trust, neither of us wanted to get daddy involved, he used to be a beast.
-The most brutal times would occur when we were at home during Summer vacation together. One day we fought like beasts and ended up breaking the glass door to the entertainment system. Then I pulled butcher knives out on him. He called my mama at work and when she came home, she wore our tails out.
-The worst job you could get was being in charge of making the glasses for dinner, putting the ice in them and pouring the drinks. Mind you, I hated my brother, so when I made his glass, I’d spit in it… **rares back in disgust** I want to slap myself now for my old ways! UGH.
I don’t know why we hated each other so much, but I have a pretty good feeling it was our age difference, we were too close. People consider this before having your kids so close, thinking “He/She will have someone to play with. Sometimes they don’t become best friends!!!! 😉
We never started getting along until I left the house at 19 years of age. We’re still not the closest but now he can sit by me without making my blood boil.
I know you guys have some funny/ mean sibling torture stores. Share and share alike.