Oh brothers! You can’t live with them, you can’t live without them. They can be your greatest support system, your inspiration and your rock. As well as being total brats, smelly eejits and incredibly insensitive. But still, there are so many things every girl can learn from her brother. Like these!
1. That All Men Are A Child At Heart
It doesn’t matter what decade of their life they’re in: they will still play video games, call you stupid and laugh at their own farts.
2. The Extent Of A Mammy’s Love
In every Irish family it’s known that the daughter becomes more of a friend towards her Mother. You go with her to Aldi, help her with the laundry and gossip with her about the latest scandal. But for her little prince, she’ll use up all the food in the house to keep him fed and iron his pillowcases.
3. How To Give Powerful Dead Legs
We’ve all been beaten up by our brothers. Whether it’s kicking, punching, wet willies, wedgies, dead legs or Chinese burns (is there a more PC term for that these days?!), it has happened to you. But what this teaches you is how to withstand pain. And get your own back…
4. How To Stay Grounded
You’ve found out that you’ve exceeded your own expectations in your summer exams, you got a great job and life is pretty sweet. Brothers have their own special way of telling you: “I’m proud of you, but don’t get ahead of yourself.”
5. How To Eat Like An Absolute Pig
If you have brothers, you know you need to get to the fridge first on a weekend, otherwise you'll starve. It's like they inhale everything…
6. The Honest Male Point of View
Brothers aren’t afraid to tell you you’re acting batsh*t crazy. They’ll always offer you honest dating advice, give you a good insight into the male mind.
7. When To Stop Whining
No matter how hard your life seems your brother will have no hesitation in telling you to shut up. In all fairness, they usually only say this when your hair straightener breaks or you’ve run out of tan mid legs and are in floods of tears over these disasters.
8. What’s “Hip”?
Fact: You will never as cool as your younger brother. It seems that no matter what band you listen to or which social media website you engage with, they will always be one step ahead of you. When you do manage to impress them with your “hipness” they will pat you on back, leaving you a bit bewildered.
9. That It’s Not Just You Who Feels Their Family Is Insane
They’ve attended every family event with you, have sat through numerous families dinners and have gone through all the rows with you. It’s good to know that you’re not the only one who thinks that aunt Emma is an absolute nut or uncle Karl is a sensational bore.
10. How To Deal With “Sharing” Your Food
You’re lucky if your brother asks you “Are you going to finish that?” You’ll be sitting there, happily munching away on your dinner, merry with life until you look down to discover your plate has been conveniently moved over to where your brother is sitting.
11. That Boys Will Always Be Boys
Even though there may be busts up, food stolen and you get teased day in-day out, we still love our brothers more than anything. After all, if you can’t beat them, join them.
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