Brotherhood: 10 Seriously Cool Things About Having a Brother

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When I think about all of the things I love about raising my boys, the top of that list for sure is their brotherhood.

The idea that these three dudes will get to grow up together and not kill each other in the process as lifelong besties brings tears to my eyes.

I know sometimes they hate on each other hardcore, but that doesn't mean I can't keep hope alive and make them be brothers even when they don't really want to.

They will thank me one day, for sure.

10 Seriously Cool Things About Having a Brother

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Your brother will always be “that guy” so you don't have to be.

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Your brother teaches you things, like how to hide broken vases from your mother. And the exact location of your belly button. 

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Your brother will protect you better than anyone.

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Your brother won't be bothered at all by your antics, even when you're being obnoxious and annoying and obnoxiously annoying all at the same time.

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Your brother will laugh at all of your jokes, including, and especially, your lame ones. 

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Your brother won't try to upstage you.

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You'll always have someone to go to for fashion advice. And you will get to inherit some pretty amazing gear when he grows out of it. Hello hand-me-downs!

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Your misery will always have company. This is particularly true when on long, drawn-out school-shopping trips with Mom. 

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Your brother won't ever embarrass you. Especially not in public.

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No matter what, you will always have someone that you're cooler than without even having to try that hard. And, yes, I'm speaking from experience here.

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Brotherhood: 10 Seriously Cool Things About Having a Brother

Amanda has been wowing the Internet since 2008 when she launched her pretty-much-useless guide for parents, parenting BY dummies. As it turns out, her parenting advice is not generally useful for more than a good laugh, but sometimes that’s exactly what you need! Amanda spends her offline time (which is embarrassingly limited) running a photography business, working as a social media director for a local magazine, writing freelance articles about stuff she loves, wrangling her 3 little Dudes ... More

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