The sibling relationship is a unique one - unconditional love forged by the closest of family bonds, yet filled with moments of competitiveness, teasing and a weird urge to annoy the hell out of one another.

Much depends on your age in the sibling hierarchy, the oldest is there to protect but can be the most annoying of them all. The middle child is often the family peace-keeper; loyal, social and eager to compromise, while the younger child is often rebellious and attention-seeking, having got away with plenty as parents became more comfortable in their role and perhaps relaxed the discipline a little.

Now you're all grown up and have a relationship closer to that of good friends, but those lingering urges to tease and prank each other are still there. To celebrate sibling life, we here at Bored Panda have collected a bunch of hilarious memes that you will definitely relate to if you grow up with brothers and sisters. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and send your faves on to those annoying siblings!

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kasa alex 2 months ago

Gold. Her face!

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What we learn from our siblings when we grow up has -- for better or for worse -- a considerable influence on our social and emotional development as adults. According to Laurie Kramer, expert in sibling, parent-child and peer relationships at the University of Illinois, our parents' influence on our development as children shouldn't be underestimated, but neither should a sibling's.

"What we learn from our parents may overlap quite a bit with what we learn from our siblings, but there may be some areas in which they differ significantly," Kramer said to Science Daily."Siblings are closer to the social environments that children find themselves in during the majority of their day, which is why it's important not to overlook the contributions that they make on who we end up being."

While parents are better role models for more formal settings, such as how to act in public and other social and moral norms; siblings help with more informal behaviors, like how to act at school or how to be cool around friends.



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Hans 2 months ago

In reality, this look is even more savage!

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Nthati 2 months ago

My brother used to exaggerate and shout louder so that I would get in trouble. Little bugger.

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It has long been assumed that the birth order of siblings affects their personalities, and this study by British researchers YouGov seems to confirm this.

"Splitting out the first and last born siblings in British families with more than one child (86% of the population), a clear divide in personality traits emerges," they write. "The most significant difference is in feeling the burden of responsibility – most (54%) first borns say they are more responsible than their siblings, compared to 31% of last borns."

"Younger siblings, on the other hand, are more likely to say they are more funny (46% compared to 36% of elder siblings), more easy going and more relaxed."

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Hans 2 months ago

Stick together when it matters!

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N G 2 months ago

I'd choose to be ginger over being bald

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Having a sibling might even be good for your overall health, even if it doesn't really feel like it when you're a kid. Because according to one study, becoming a big brother or big sister before first grade may lower a child's risk of becoming obese. The study, led by the University Of Michigan, found that children the same age who didn't have a sibling were nearly three times more likely to be obese by first grade.

"Research suggests that having younger siblings -- compared with having older or no siblings -- is associated with a lower risk of being overweight. However, we have very little information about how the birth of a sibling may shape obesity risk during childhood," senior author Julie Lumeng, M.D., a developmental and behavioral pediatrician at U-M's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital told Science Daily.

"This study is believed to be the first to track subsequent increases in BMI after a child becomes a big brother or sister."

One possible explanation, the authors speculate, could be that parents may change the way they feed their child once a new sibling is born. With children developing long-lasting eating habits at around three years old, changing dietary habits may have a significant impact.

Authors also note that children may engage in more 'active play' or less sedentary time in front of screens once a younger sibling is born, contributing to healthier BMIs.

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Lizzie the Crayon 2 months ago

My sister has a little Power Wheels brand company Mustang, and boy is this me, except, I have long legs, I can easally escape her wrath of toy cars in the drive way

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BusLady 2 months ago

Don't worry, Jen. You'll earn another one.

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DforDorothy 2 months ago

Time To rethink your whole life's meaning!

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Lizzie the Crayon 2 months ago

Me: "I TOLD YOU TO STOOP! MOOM!" Mom: I rule she is innocent. You though, are guilty for blaming her and making me pause my show. You have to pick up all your sisters spilled colouring crayons, and can not eat any potato crops for a week. Me: Uh, what? Ok...but none of her colouring crayons are spilt... *Sister dumps them on the floor*

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Hans 2 months ago

"Honey, the toddlers try to kill each other..." - "Quick, take a photo and share it. We will never again get so many likes!"

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Letitia Hedding 2 months ago

so true :(

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N G 2 months ago

Mmmmommmm, that's now fair

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KCanadian 2 months ago

Older sibling trying to explain how to game to younger sibling.

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ƒιѕн 2 months ago

This one time I took an arrow to the knee.

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Hidden Memes 2 months ago

Take what you get, few mothers can. When children are together.

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Cool-As-A-Pineapple 2 months ago

hahahaha that never happened

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Lizzie the Crayon 2 months ago

This actually happens too much...

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Lizzie the Crayon 2 months ago

Oh my gosh! I soon as I say I am going to do that, my sister says: "No, I was about to get up anyway to do that too!"

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Lizzie the Crayon 2 months ago

Blimey, why would he do such a thing?!

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Ronel du Plessis 2 months ago

The struggle is real!

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DforDorothy 2 months ago

And right after the sibling, bitchslap is also around the corner. 😅

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Lizzie the Crayon 2 months ago

When you arent home and I ask you from far away?

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queen...<3 2 months ago

OMG I do this all the time

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BusLady 2 months ago

Oh well, it was 4 years out of date anyway.

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Eden-Rose Huntsman 2 months ago

so true

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JillVille 2 months ago

I think Prince Wills has some circulation problems going on... my son's feet look like this regularly too... eep!

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Hans 2 months ago

Unless it is untasty...

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OI Loi 2 months ago

So relatable

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Phoebe Bean 2 months ago

"Alike? Like pink and blue are alike?"

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