In most groups of siblings, there is always the weird one. They’re the one that you have to protect from bullies, prevent from wearing their bras outside their shirts and keep away from your friends until they reach a certain age. But once you’re grown up, having a weird sister is actually one of the best experiences you’ll ever have.
If you have a weird sister, you have a life-long friend, a partner-in-crime and someone who totally gets it when your parents do bizarre things. Here are eight reasons you should never leave her alone:
1. They Don’t Expect You to Be Perfect
The best thing about having a weird sister is that she accepts that she is imperfect and does not expect you to be perfect. She does not care when you mess up or make a choice that she disagrees with. She encourages you to take risks, even when failure is highly likely.
In fact, it is better if you’re not perfect. Then, no one will try to compare the two of you. You’ll both be free to make your own mistakes and learn from them without living in the other’s shadow.
2. They Are Unique and Cannot Be Replaced
You’ll spend your life waiting for that one person who is like no one else. You’ll wait and search and occasionally find a person who you think might be the one. However, you’re more often than not disappointed by the person that once held so much potential.
But the truth is if you have a weird sister, there’s no need to look further. You already found the person in your life who can never be replaced.
3. They Encourage You to Be Yourself
She will be herself almost 100% of the time. Living with that is infuriating until you realize that if she can do it, so can you.
4. They Don’t Care What People Think About Them
She is herself because she doesn’t care what people think about her. She can be who she wants, do what she wants and act how she wants because she couldn’t care less about what anyone thinks. She is liberated and free. However, she’ll still need her sister when someone gets through her armor.
5. They’ll Take Your Weird Ideas and Make Them Weirder
Weird people don’t necessarily have to make normal things weird. But they can encourage you to make weird things weirder. If you casually suggest a road trip, they’ll have you in a car travelling Route 66 in no time. When you have a weird sister, you can feed on each other’s weirdness and find the true limits of your imagination.
6. They Don’t Care About Daily Drama
She’s thoughtful and creative and kind of weird. But she doesn’t care if you stole her shirt. She doesn’t care if you don’t agree with her choices. You know that if you have a weird sister, you’re not going to fight about the petty things and if you do fight, it is a fight worth having.
7. They Made You Who You Are
Your sister literally helped make you into the person you are. They were there as you grew and developed and much of your childhood was spent reacting to them. You can thank them for helping to foster the best parts of your personality.
8. They Understand Pretty Much Everything
Weird sisters are not closed minded. You can say the weirdest things to them and even if they don’t actually get it, they still get where you’re coming from. That kind of validation is essential on days where you’re pretty sure you’re losing your mind.
The truth is there is nothing better than having a sister; unless, you have a weird sister. Then, you’ve won the sibling lottery.
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