I am an only child. I’ve never experienced sibling love or rivalry. I didn’t have to share my loved ones or my toys. I didn’t wear hand-me-down clothing, and I didn’t have to share my room. I don’t know what it’s like to have a sibling, or what the ‘normal’ is in regards to your siblings.
I know nothing about sibling relationships.
My two boys are now 5yo and 6yo, and I often find myself asking my husband if this is normal behaviour for siblings. Are sibling relationships really meant to be like this? Should I be wanting to pull my hair out several times a day? My husband has both brothers, and sisters. He usually just laughs at me like I’m crazy for even asking, but I do question them in my mind, a lot.
Is it normal to sneakily punch your younger brother on the way past him?
Is it normal to ask your brother to smell your feet?
Is it normal to ask your brother to hold a bogey for you?
Is it normal to compare ‘toe fluff’ with that of your brothers toes?
Is it normal to randomly lick your older brother?
Is it normal to push your brother down the slide backwards?
Is it normal to chase your brother with ‘cheesy puff fingers’ and make him cry because he hates the smell?
Is it normal to wrestle like your arch enemies?
Is it normal to make your little bother ‘walk the plank’?
Is it normal to force your brother to have ‘fake medicine’ and be your patient?
Is it normal to nearly lightsaber your brother into oblivion?
Is it normal to push each other so often?
Is it normal that everything has to be a competition?
Is it normal to offer your brother a piece of candy only because it fell on the floor?
Is it normal to splash each other until tears occur in the bath?
Is it normal to pee over your brother in the bath?
Is it normal to constantly tell tales on one another?
Is this what brothers do?
My husband says yes, unreservedly yes! I have no choice but to believe him, and enjoy this crazy-chaotic-sibling relationship.
In the mean time I’ll stick to strong coffee, chocolate and rest in the fact that if I do end up pulling my hair out I can always turn to Advanced Tricho Pigmentation Treatment for a little help! 🤣
Here’s to a funfilled next few years with my little rascals!