Although most relationships have their complications, there's nothing quite like the bond you share with siblings. To celebrate this unique connection, check out the warm and silly sibling memes that will ring true for sibs everywhere. Even after you're all grown up, something of that old playful kinship remains.
Just in time for National Siblings Day, you can take some time to reflect on all the fun (and even fights) that helped make you the person you are today. Seriously, siblings have a reputation for fighting like wildcats one moment and absolutely defending one another the next. It's a complicated, deep-rooted relationship that probably still affects your adult life. Would you drop everything at a moment's notice to help out your brother or sister? Of course. Would you also get overly competitive with your sibling about something as minor as a board game win? Absolutely. Loyalty and competitiveness are some of the things that make the sibling bond so unique and special.
So check out these memes about brothers and sisters, and consider sending a few to your own in celebration of this special day. Really, who else knows so many of your embarrassing childhood stories but still loves you endlessly?
1Best Friends Forever
No matter what squabbles you got into as kids, chances are your sister is a close confidante now. I mean, how many people know you better than your siblings?
So much sibling communication is nonverbal. Really, dealing with your brother or sister was how you learned to send a threat by your eyes alone. Those are important life skills. Also handy? Knowing how to read those nonverbal cues.
3Before & After
OK, these childhood picture recreations have been around for a while, but they never fail to crack me up. Have you and your sibling ever recreated an old photo?
Hey man, the rules of shotgun are sacred. There's no need to ruin a perfectly good car trip like that. People who ruin shotgun rules should be forced to sit in the middle seat as punishment.
Suddenly you would both experience every ailment known to man all at the same time. Weird, right? There was no possibility of working a vacuum or mop.
This pic could apply to a lot of people, honestly, but siblings in particular tend to love that one-upmanship. It's something a few of them never grow out of.
I mean, younger siblings do tend to have a reputation for getting away with everything. Sometimes the older ones just need a win, even if it's a small victory.
8Best Feeling Ever
It's far from fair, but it happens. And when it does, you enjoy every moment of it. Even now.
You can just hear the taunting sound of someone saying that exact phrase, right? It's second only to "I'm not touching you."
You learn to develop a healthy sense of skepticism from your siblings. It's another crucial life skill.
Keeping your sibling away from your stuff was 90 percent of growing up, right? And somehow they always managed to sneak something of yours away anyway. "MOM!"
12Fighters & Friends
Sure, you fought like, well, brothers and sisters. But you share a lifelong bond like nothing else.
13Keeping The Peace
Hey, keeping your little sibling from throwing a fit didn't have to involve screwing up your high score in Mario Kart, right? It was an easy way to make everyone in the house happy.
Nobody pulls off that look of smug satisfaction like a brother or sister. Especially when they are knowingly annoying the mess out of you by stealing away some of your treats.
15Thrown To The Wolves
Hey, even in times of peace you probably let your sibling take the blame for something or other. It was better than actually getting in trouble, right?
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