Ah, childhood memories. If you don't have any traumatising memories of growing up in with your siblings, did you even have a childhood?
Sarah Breen, one half of the Irish authors who wrote 'The Importance of Being Aisling' must have had a much more civilised childhood than most of us.
Having grown up as a lonely child, Breen posed a very serious question to her followers on Twitter. She asked, "I have no siblings so I can not understand my kids’ dynamic. They are addicted to torturing each other? Is it normal?"
I have no siblings so I can not understand my kids’ dynamic. They are addicted to torturing each other? Is it normal?
— Sarah Breen 💬 (@SarahJayBee) January 17, 2019
It goes without saying, the whole of Ireland and it's mother replied to Breen with some of the most harrowing of stories.
This sounds... memorable.
My brother once set my wardrobe on fire by spraying lynx on it and lighting it as I slept and then banged two pots together to wake me to the burning door while he was having a friend sleep over. pic.twitter.com/I87RIRSzxY
— Gráinne Biddle 💃🏻 (@grainnebiddle) January 17, 2019
NOT THE DANGLING SPIT.
We used to tie my smallest brother to the stair case banister with bathrobe belts and tickle him. My other younger brother used to pin me down and do that dangling spit thing. Torture is very normal.
— Stephanie McS (@Stephmcs) January 17, 2019
You might need to check the instructions for how to use shampoo.
Completely. Me and my sisters bet the shite out of each other. One time I knocked out my big sister (6 year age difference) with a 1 litre bottle of TRESemmé shampoo by throwing it at her head because she was chasing me up the stairs to kill me 🙃
— Jamie Is... (@Jamballam) January 17, 2019
It's no 'Princess and the Pea'...
I used to always steal the remote off my younger sister so she put thorns underneath by sheets at night for when I went to bed!
— Natasha Duffy (@Natasha_Duffyyy) January 18, 2019
This orange juice looks too orange.
Pretty much. I made my younger sister drink water mixed with orange paint by convincing her it was orange juice. She knocked me out cold & gave me a massive black eye with a majorettes baton. Just 2 incidents that spring to mind 🤷♀️
— Grace (@gracegordo) January 17, 2019
Nothing like a good Sports' Day at home.
My Mam got some new lino put down, but the insert roll was left. A heavy tubular cardboard thing. My brother threw it at my head like a javelin. It missed, went through our bedroom window, and landed in the back garden.
— Aidan Comerford (@MrAComerford) January 17, 2019
Memorable incidents including: pushing me off the worktop; jumping on my head while wearing rollerblades; regularly farting into a glass and shoving it in my face. I think the worst I did was throwing my full dinner at him and the plate smashed off the wall.
— Anna Caplice (@bananacaplice) January 18, 2019
Siblings don't ever hold grudges, right?
My 2 sisters managed to come to tears last summer still arguing over a nighty and red hot poker incident that occurred sometime in the early 80s.
— 𝒜𝓂𝒶𝓃𝒹𝒶 (@AmandaColeen) January 17, 2019
That kid could have made it as a dart's player.
When I was about 12, my brother 14, he told me to stand in the garden with my hand out in front of me. I did, only for him to drop a dart onto my hand from the upstairs window!!!! #bigbrotherantics
— Mary Russell 💜 (@Mary1002) January 17, 2019
We'd fight anyone for a Jersey Cream, to be fair.
I pulled my two year old brother’s arm out of its socket over a packet of JERSEY CREAMS. They were in MY toy kitchen and he took them. I was five. Neither of us will touch the bloody things these days ( we get along now we’re in our twenties).
— Lisa: BadMammy (@BadMammyBlog) January 17, 2019
With all of the responses, Sarah Breen was quite shocked to say the least. She tweeted "I don’t know how some of you are still alive, tbqh."
I don’t know how some of you are still alive, tbqh https://t.co/aRJlXfwtYJ
— Sarah Breen 💬 (@SarahJayBee) January 18, 2019
Neither do we, Sarah, neither do we.
— Zeminar (@zeminarevent) January 18, 2019