If you are lucky enough to have a sibling it can be an experience like no other. They can be your closest confidant. They will share a lot of your most important life experiences. And they probably have a similar sense of humor to your own. But for all the great stuff, man do they know how to push your buttons. What’s more, when it comes to getting in trouble with mom and dad they’ll sell you down the river without an ounce of guilt. Here are some of our favorite sibling monsters. They prove that being a sister or a brother is a battle – and one you can’t always win.
When his parents told him he would have to make some sacrifices if he wanted that Xbox, they were just trying to teach him some responsibility. In hindsight, giving him an axe to do some chores might have been a bad idea.
Sam: “I’M IN A GLASS CAGE OF EMOTION!”
Sally: “You’re outside, you soggy idiot.”
Sam: “OUTSIDE OF MY COMFORT ZONE! OUTSIDE OF THE WARM EMBRACE OF SIBLING LOVE! OH, WOE IS ME!”
Sally: “This is why you get super-soaked, Sam.”
Older sisters are angels, aren’t they? Look how she volunteered to help baby Joey down the slide. All it took was a little nudge of encouragement. And she has absolutely nailed that butter-wouldn’t-melt pose for the camera.
Sarah: “Hey Mom, look what I’ve got.”
Emily: “Doze are miiiine!”
*Covers entire face with palm*
Sarah: “Shh shh shhhhh… what’s yours is mine.”
Emily: “I’m so gonna remember dat when I steal your boyfriend in 20 years.”
Fall, did you? Ha! Want some sibling sympathy? No chance. They’re already laughing about the crocodile that’s sneaking up behind you. It’s one less sibling to squeeze into the back of the Hyundai on the way home.
Speaking of crocs, how about some crocs to the chops little bro? BOOM! Dad’s face is a picture of shock and worry. But his victorious clenched fist says, “She’s gonna be the next Ronda Rousey!”
This is the face of sibling victory and the face of sibling defeat in one perfect image. It’s going to take the baby years to get over this trauma – and the hundreds of other “art sessions” he’ll suffer every time he dozes off.
We all know that moment when a sibling steps up to the plate and tries to steal some candle-blowing glory. Well, not this time sis. She’s stopping that steal at its source. All you’re going to achieve is a sloppy hand-raspberry.
*Light switches on*
“Oh, hi mom, dad. Oh this? Not what it looks like. We were, um… we were just waxing about the relative merits of Turner and Rembrandt. And then she complained about some back pain. Little old me to the rescue, haha!”
The cold, calculated look on this baby’s face tells us that brutal arm-bars are all in a day’s work. He’s seen things. He’s actually doing his brother a favor by preparing him for the pains of reality – Spartan-style.
Therapist: “So you say one of your earliest memories is being tiny enough to be painfully confined inside a Lego chimney?”
Patient: “Pretty much, yeah. That’s why I can’t watch The Borrowers.”
Therapist: “Riiiight…” *Mimes a cuckoo sign to her assistant*
Sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands when a sibling is stealing all the attention. Hey, if it’s good enough for the cat and the dog, it’s good enough for a smelly little brother.
Boy, those karate classes little Kevin has been taking are really beginning to pay off. When he started he could only kick his sister’s shins, but look at him now! High kicks for days! His parents must be so proud.
“Mom said we were going to make you a cake for your birthday, but I have a better idea. Why make you a cake when I can make YOU a cake. Now, how do I switch the oven on?”
We have to hand it to this kid. He’s nailed the classic give her a control that isn’t plugged in so she thinks she is playing too routine. Hours of peaceful playing have been won with this technique.
We call this piece The Calm Before The Warblegarble. The anticipation is wonderfully palpable. Look how excited the little girl is. She can almost taste the victory – and, boy, is it going to be delicious.
Taking a Chuck Norris to the face from her brother looks really painful. At least he was nice enough to feign concern. Not really, the dude was still laughing when she woke up from her reconstructive surgery.
This kid has his priorities straight. When he asked his parents for a puppy and they brought home a baby, he knew that one day he would punish them for it. Hey, if you can’t do the time you shouldn’t have been born.
Little Toby has had enough. It was infuriating having three siblings to contend with, but this new one is a step too far. It’s going to have to go, but not before Toby feasts on its soul.
Start as you mean to go on, why don’t you? This little lady had a very pointed message to deliver in the delivery room. Namely, there can be only one, there will be only one, and you can take this one.