Both of my brothers are at university. That makes me a proud sister.
There are two things I miss most about them.
1. Being able to run straight into their room to show them a silly video or picture I just found.
2. Their ability to cheer me up instantly and instinctively.
Without me even saying a word, they would always know when I needed cheering up. It was like second nature. I suppose, as siblings, we were always quite in sync and we developed a natural instinct of knowing when one of us was a little off – as though our harmony had been interrupted.
They wouldn’t even need to know what the problem was, only that I needed cheering up. And they would always do it in the best way they knew… to make me laugh like an idiot.
They were the best at that.
Now that they’re away, I’ve had to find my own ways of cheering myself up. Fortunately, I’m surrounded my many people who provide a source of cheer in their own way.
I think I just miss the unique cheer my siblings gave me. But at least they still send me silly videos every so often. I thank the universe for modern technology.