Category: Siblings

A Thick-Skinned Family

| Rochester, NY, USA | Siblings

(My family is eating dinner. We have eight microwavable potato skins, so the plan is we all get two.)

Sister: “Hey, who gets the last potato skin?”

Mom: “It’s mine, but you can have it.”

Me: “Can we split-”

(Before I can finish, my sister shovels down half the potato skin. We all stare at her a moment. She looks at the potato skin, then at me.)

Sister: *holding up half-eaten potato skin* “Want it?”

Caught Red Kidney Bean Handed

| Erie, PA, USA | Children, Parents & Guardians, Siblings

(We’re seated around the kitchen table, as my dad talks about a cream vegetable dish he has made.)

Dad: “…there are more kidney beans. I hid them in the sauce.”

Daughter: *greatly shocked* “Daddy, why would you hide a thing like that from your family?!”

She’s Obviously Seen Jurassic Park III

| Las Vegas, NV, USA | Children, Siblings, Top

(We are on the way home from school. I am having a conversation with my 5-year-old sister.)

Me: “Do you like dinosaur stories?”

Little sister: “Yeah! I love dinosaurs! Except, all the dinosaur stories I know end in pain.”

Singing Is Good For The Sole

| Vancouver, BC, Canada | Siblings, Top

(My family is having sushi for dinner. My brother’s favorite kind of sushi is anything that contains tuna.)

Waitress: “Can I get you guys anything else?”

Brother: “Yeah, can we get more tuna nigiri, please?”

Mom: “Haven’t you had enough tuna for one night?”

Brother: “No! I haven’t had my fill yet!”

Mom: “You shouldn’t eat so much tuna. It’s bad for you; it’s very high in mercury.”

Brother: “So, eating tuna will make me a better singer? Don’t stop me now!”

Singing Is A Thorny Issue

| Santiago, Chile | Siblings

(My sister and I are listening to the radio while I’m driving.)

Sister: *singing with the radio* “Every road has its stone!”

Me: “What the?”

Sister: “What?”

Me: “Did you just sing, ‘Every road has its stone’?”

Sister: “Yeah, why?”

Me: “Are you serious? It’s ‘Every rose has its thorn’!”

Sister: “Really?! Well, my way makes sense too, so leave me alone!”