As my eyes roved over the home page of my Facebook account, I sensed someone staring at it over my shoulder. I didn’t need to turn back to know that it was my little brother. He always did that. Being an older brother, I have always envied my friends who were younger siblings or the only child. They always seemed to have more freedom and money to spend. Moreover, younger brothers can cause a lot of trouble when they poke their noses into our business. They prove to be a big nuisance and sometimes hate arises amidst annoyance.I ask myself, “Why couldn’t I have been born an only child like my friends?”
Change of heart
But later it dawns on me that though he might be a nuisance, when there is a crisis, he is the best person to put my faith in. The bond between siblings is the strongest one in the world. Feeling guilty after having hurt the feelings of a younger sibling is an emotion common to most older siblings. It is true that having siblings is the most underrated thing in the world.After all, isn’t it a reassuring thought that there is someone out there you can trust to lend you support in the direst of situations?
R. BALAKUMAR, XII A, DAV Boys school, Gopalapuram
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