Growing up with siblings is a blessing and a curse. They can be your best friends and fiercest protectors. But they can also totally get under your skin.
Not to mention, from the moment you become siblings, a small rivalry inevitably forms between you. You fight to be right, you fight for attention and, sometimes, you fight just out of habit. Everything becomes heightened with your sibling, and they can bring you more anger (and more joy) than almost anyone else on earth. They’re simultaneously your built-in best friend and your immediate competition.
Anyone who grew up with — or raised — siblings totally understands the strange and charged bond between them. Now, we can see some of that sibling rivalry in action thanks to Instagram users who capture perfect moments before, during and after intense and often emotional sibling interactions. For many people, you can outgrow your younger frustrations with your siblings, but seeing these pictures will remind you just how innate — and hilarious — your sibling rivalry can be. And, truth be told, no matter how old you get, a part of you will never outgrow it.