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14 struggles for people who grew up with only brothers

Boys will be boys.

1. You never learnt how to share food

Tommy thought about taking Jimmy's pop corn. Source: kennethkonica

There was never anything left on the table to share. And you always had your eye on how much they got.

2. The house was a trash pile of dirty clothes/gear at all times

muddy-rugby-boots Source: Thestickyfingersblog

A constant fight against mud.

3. Practicing wrestling moves on the youngest brother was standard

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If you were the youngest, it was not good news.

4. As was being the prop for whatever ludicrous stunt they had planned that day

stunt Source: blogspot

5. Every little thing was an absurd competition

Connect 4 Source: Banalities

6. Your skills at back garden soccer needed to be on point

Jumpers for Goalposts Source: AndyWilson

7. And to stay on the Playstation you needed to have a mastery of all games

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8. The stench of this could be felt on your skin at all times

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Or Apollo.

9. Practical jokes were a daily occurrence

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10. If you were a boy, all your clothes would 100% be hand-me-downs

Clothes Pile Source: Neil T

And the good ones never got passed on.

11. There was a pointless physical fight in your gaff about once a day

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12. And if they supported different soccer teams then it was all the worse

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13. Your Christmas presents to each other had about 30 seconds thought put into them

The first year my little brother gets me anything for Christmas and he gets me this... Source: Imgur

14. But you wouldn’t change it for anything*

Cousins II Source: Marina K Caprara

*except perhaps a different deodorant just ONCE.

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