arents on social media would love us to believe all siblings are best friends who hold hands in an overgrown wheat field with each other while the sun sets peacefully above, but the truth is sibling relationships are usually much more complicated than that. One second you’re peacefully watching an agreed-upon television show quoting your favorite characters and then the next your brother is practicing pile driving you into your un-carpeted basement floor. It’s just how it goes.
After one parent posted about one of the sweeter moments of their kids’ sibling relationship recently (they do happen sometimes), reddit users were quick to point out that not every sibling relationship is quite so compassionate.
This video of a big brother rocking his little sister to sleep is absolutely adorable.
The sister sleeps peacefully, sucking her thumb in his arms while he rocks back and forth to soothe her. It’s basically the cutest thing ever.
Like videos of little kids with British accents, kittens trying to fit into strange containers, and baby animals wearing pajamas, this is the kind of high quality adorable content we can only get from the internet.
Thank you, internet. Without you, we’d never know that sometimes goats just fall asleep unexpectedly while running, or be able to replay over and over again a video of a porcupine loudly eating a pumpkin. This lovely sibling content is no exception to the rule of the internet once again finding the best possible thing and bringing it to our collective attention.
But of course, not everyone’s experience with their siblings is this pure.
For most of us there were a lot of moments in our childhood that probably wouldn’t make people say “awwww”. More likely they’d make people say “SHE’S FINE. DON’T TELL MOM.” And leave it to the people of the internet to bring up those moments in the comments of this video.
One person recounted the time their mom played a very intense game of hide and seek with their future uncle.
My mother took her baby brother to the park and hid him under a bush and left him there. It wasn’t until the police were at the house and everyone was frantic that she told them where he was….hours later.
Sometimes kids try to be helpful but the truth is that kids are usually really bad at stuff.
This person obviously thought he was helping but…
The day my brother came home from the hospital I decided he was dirty and tried to clean him with windex. Really not much has changed in the last 32 years.