Monday, April 10, 2017

It's National Siblings Day - #NationalSiblingsDay

If you've got any brothers or sisters, today's your day to let them know how much you love them.  It's National Siblings Day!

I have one deceased brother who passed away when I was six.  He was older than me and I don't recall anything about him.  All I know is what I've heard from other family.

I have an older sister who's meaner than an alley cat and we don't talk.  I love her because she's my sister, but that's the only reason why.

This is my sister, Sandy.  She's almost fifteen years older than me.  She has a heart of gold and almost always has a smile on her face.  We don't see each other often but she holds a special place in my heart.

My sister, Traci, is ten years older than me and she's cuckoo for cocoa puffs.  You never know what she will say or do.  She's a wild card with a good heart.  I'm closest to her as far as hanging out or spending time.

geared up and playing roller derby

And then there's my brother, Donnie.  He's a little less than two years younger.  Because my sisters are older, they were out of the house when I was growing up.  That left me and Donnie.  We hated to love and loved to hate each other.  He's also a bird of a different feather but there's no lack of entertainment with him around.  And he's fiercely protective of me.

 Consider this:
Only 3% of Americans hate their siblings.

To conduct the NationalToday.com Siblings Day Survey, the researchers at National Today [www.nationaltoday.com]—America's favorite online destination to commemorate quirky and fun holidays—asked 1,000 Americans about everyone’s favorite sibling celebration.

*** NATIONALTODAY.COM SIBLINGS DAY SURVEY ***
(survey of 1,000 Americans, conducted on March 19, 2017)

>> 92% OF AMERICANS DON'T FIGHT WITH THEIR SIBLINGS
Only 8% of Americans report haven physically fought with their siblings. While only 3% of males still hold a grudge over a childhood fight, females are half as forgiving: 6% still feel a bit bitter.


>> 1 IN 10 AMERICAN SIBLINGS ARE BEST FRIENDS
8% of Americans talk to their siblings every day, while another 8% say their siblings know them better than anyone else.

>> SIBLINGS IMPROVE THE LIVES OF 85% OF AMERICANS
Given the choice, only 15% of Americans would opt to be an only child. 36% would choose to be an older sibling, while 1 in 3 would enjoy being the youngest.

>> OTHER SIBLINGS DAY INSIGHTS
#1: We shared—or still share—clothes (7%)
#2: We are in a group text (6%)
#3: We share the same friend group (5%)
#4: We've embarrassed each other on social media (5%)
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Do you have any brothers or sisters?

4 comments:

Renee said...

I have one sister and she is almost 10 years older than me. She hated me growing up because I "used to torment her;" I do remember banging on her door and running into her room screaming like a crazy person when she was talking on the phone with her friends. We are cool now, though. I am slightly more civilized now that I am 37.

mail4rosey said...

Happy Siblings Day to you and yours. :) I have none, but my SIL has been like a sister to me for 30 years. :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Happy Sibling Day! No siblings just me :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I've got two brothers, and we have a pretty big age spread between us. No animosity - we all get along fine.