Good Afternoon
Good Afternoon

Sibling rivalry — and revelry

Credit: Kidsday staff artist / Zöe Rizzo, Flushing

I am a 10-year-old girl who is very lucky to have a 2-year-old sister, Nicole, and a baby brother who just turned 7 months, and his name is Spencer. As the older sister there are responsibilities that my parents have given me. There are good and bad parts to being the older sibling:


My siblings are so cute and tiny.

It’s fun to play with them.

Their smiles make me happy.

Their language is weird and funny.

They have high-pitched voices.


My siblings scream if you don’t give them what they want.

They are sometimes annoying.

They turn your room upside down (then you have to clean it up).

They don’t listen to you.

They can do whatever they want (sometimes).

They have a lot of toys.

Even though there are good sides and bad, I love my little siblings because they bring happiness to the family.

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