Believe it or not, there’s a day designated to celebrate…
That’s right, the guy who spent your entire childhood
teasing and annoying you to a pulp must be celebrated. We’re not sure who’s
behind this one, but they definitely aren’t to be trusted. Realistically, it
was probably just a brother who needed a new video game that was set to be
released on May 24th. Any excuse for a gift, right?
Since you might be struggling on this national holiday, here
are some ultra-relatable reasons to “celebrate” your brother and their impact
on your life.
They Help You Grow
Whether you want to admit it or not, all of that constant
annoyance helps you grow as a person. You learn to tolerate it and pick your
battles, which at first isn’t easy. Soon enough, you know exactly what they’re
doing just to grind your gears, and you learn not to give them the satisfaction
of pure annoyance. This doesn’t come naturally, this is a straight-up skill, a skill you would never learn in
school. You will be using this one in the future, trust us.
They Protect You From
Even if they weren’t there when you were put in an
uncomfortable situation, they’re almost guaranteed to offer to hunt the
offender down and do unspeakable things to them after the fact. Rarely we take them up on this offer, but it’s
nice to know you always have the option. If they were there when the offense took place…best of luck to everyone
They’ve Got Your Back
You probably would not have made it out of those family
functions alive without them. When your aunt won’t stop pestering you about what you’re
going to do with your life, they’re sure to come steal you and pull you aside
for an ultra-competitive game of Uno. (Who’s winning now, Aunt Sherry?!)
They Help You Let
Loose (Even When You Don’t Want To)
When you’re grumpy from hours in the car on family
vacations, or even just having an off-day at home, your brother is sure to
liven you up when you need it the most. Though they’ll most likely just make
fun of you for your unwarranted mood, it will end in you realizing that you
have nothing to be upset about—you just need some entertainment! Brothers are
great for that. If your brother is anything like mine, he’ll probably get down
with some silly dance moves to perk you up. Maybe he’ll even grab your pom-poms and
put on a show.
(Hint: you are the car, and he is the dancing man. Why is he always so
Annoying as they can be, there are a lot of perks to having
a brother. Not only are they an extremely entertaining addition to the family,
you’ll learn to interact with guys that much better in the future. You’re a
pretty lucky sibling, I guess.
If you forgot to give him that new video game, this blog is
the perfect stand-in until you can give him a proper noogie—I mean card.
Happy National Brother’s Day!