#FridayReflections – Sibling Love
The moment he was born, she became the elder sister. She was a 14-month-old that time.
His curly hair where she stuck fingers and pencils and her books that he tore. He thought she is parent’s favorite cos she did well in her class. She thought he is the better one cos he looks so cute and even Nani loves him more cos he was born at her place. He is everyone’s favorite cos he is younger. 14 months younger!
Some things come naturally to people – behaving well, setting the right example and taking care was normal to her cos she was the elder sister. She would teach him and beat him. She went to his Junior KG teacher to ask if he was doing well in class. She was in Senior KG then. As they grew up, she would still beat him up but then he would also give her a good fight. He would take her old books till they changed their subjects and she would protect him when he did something wrong. She covered his books and wrote his name on those name slips for every new class. He agreed she had a better hand-writing. He ran to the kitchen every time she wanted biscuits or Horlicks. She agreed she was the lazy of the two. She had the right to order. 14 months older she was!
She made Maggi but they always argued who got more. She knew she never divided it equally and ate while cooking too. He read comics all the time and shared the good ones with her. They were the best friends when they were growing up. They shared what their friends did at school and what subjects were too boring to read. She would give him Algebra lessons and how much he hated her for yelling. They spoke to each other till late night, sang each other songs and shared stories from around. 14 months apart, they were equals!
During Summer vacations, they would cut old books and make scrap books, teach each other some general knowledge stuff, guess what is where on the world map and prove each other who is smarter. Duck tales, Jungle book, Tom & Jerry were the shows to watch together. They saved their pocket-money and he would eat her chocolate. She saved her share and he finished his to get to hers’. He brought her a birthday card every year and she always forgot. She would pay him 5 bucks from her pocket-money to polish her school shoes and he would do that without fail even when he was not going to school. She mostly had the final word. 14 months older, she had the right!
He liked those dangerous games like burning the ball and seeing if it rolls. Why can’t a match stick be taken near a gas cylinder. She was always scared of all this. He started cycling to school first. She later followed. He was the first to leave and come home. She bought a new one and he used a used one. They had fun growing up. He studied Economics and she liked Physics. She still yelled when he forgot the sine, cos and tan of Business Mathematics. He told her about MAT, CAT and GMAT. She joined the rat race but he stayed away. She works for a company and he is a Partner in a company. He is the better one and she is a proud sister. He gets her cool stuff from all over. She still forgets to buy him birthday gifts but he sends her something or the other every year. She loves his interior decoration sense. He cooks better and keeps his house better. Even his plants do better. They are both in different cities and they keep texting each other often. Reading is a common interest they got from parents. 14 months younger makes a smarter generation!
She is 14 months older but he handles life better. She talks more but he expresses better. She spends more but he saves wise. She thinks a lot but he actions what he thinks. She plans more but he travels more. She blogs but he writes better. She loves him but he loves her more.
He is my younger brother.
You know how I say that the universe wants you to do things that you really want to do. Right? So, I read a post by a fellow blogger and was inspired to share about my brother this Raksha Bandhan (August 29) but then Friday Reflections came up with the prompt and I did not want to wait!
This post was a featured post of the week at Friday Reflections.