From unrelenting teasing and fighting to unbreakable have-your-back bonds, the relationships you have with your siblings are like nothing else. And to celebrate all aspects of brotherhood and sisterhood, folks on Twitter are telling familial tales via the trending hashtag #NationalSiblingsDay.
Whether you're related by blood, marriage, or adoption, siblings have a major impact on who you are as a kid, and who you become as an adult. According to one 2010 study, siblings function as “agents of socialization” and can train us from an early age how and how not to behave. If, for example, you have an older sister who is really studious, that can impact how much effort you put into school. And if, for example, your older sister got pregnant in high school or used drugs, your chances for doing the same also increases.
The quality of your relationship with your brothers and sisters can also impact your well-being as you get older. One Swedish study found that a good relationship with your sibs can correlate with better health and better moods. But at the same time, your psychological and physical destiny isn't always linked to your family ties, either. Although we may not get to choose our siblings, they undoubtedly have a lifetime impact on who we are.
Here's what Twitter users have to say about siblings on National Sibling Day:
1. Fighting Is Normal
No wonder I was fighting so much with my siblings...#NationalSiblingsDay— iUnicorn (@iUnicorn102) April 10, 2017
#NationalSiblingsDay I appreciate y'all and everything but I don't wanna have to see you take my stuff ever again 😊👊👊— Zoebat 🦇 (@shookseok24) April 10, 2017
one time i locked my brother in a shed for an hour and when i had to unlock it to let him out he duct taped me to atree #NationalSiblingsDay— Muscle Tit Master (@destroyfrog) April 10, 2017
Today is where we must fight to determine who gets last-slice rights for the year....There can only be one!!#NationalSiblingsDay— Lucky (@Bum_Brain) April 10, 2017
2. Teasing Is A Requirement
3. You Look Up To Them
I really missed when my brother lived with me. He was like a father figure to me when my dad was busy at work. #NationalSiblingsDay— David (@DavidTruong21) April 10, 2017
4. You've Survived A Lot Together
#NationalSiblingsDay— naxia (@mebeyg) April 10, 2017
Together we've climbed hills and trees
Learned of love and ABC's
Skinned our hearts and skinned our knees ❤ ~ lyrics
6. You Love The Hell Out Of Them
Happy Siblings Day!