Holiday Family Gatherings Trigger Old Sibling Rivalry

Although everyone’s older, and your former bedroom may now be used for other purposes, some things are the same — that creak on the fourth step; the old photos on the mantel; the smell of the basement, etc.

And you may notice that your behavior is reminiscent of your 10-year-old self as well. For example:

Your brother (now a father himself) grabs the TV remote and won’t give it back. You get into a heated argument, to the point where your mom has to intervene.

Sis forgot to bring the folding chairs. Your dad shrugs it off, saying that they’ll find some old lawn chairs in the garage. “Why does she always get a pass?” you mutter to yourself. “If that were me, everyone would be jumping down my throat.”

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