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National Siblings Day

Antonia_Alumni
Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
It's National Siblings Day! Unfortunately I do not have any siblings but growing up with my cousins, it felt like I did. Now that we are much older and some of them have their own families; we do not see each other as much. I will never forget my older cousin trying to show me how to wash dishes, let's just say the kitchen ended up looking like a huge bubble bath- sorry mum!

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Please share your stories about growing up with your siblings or children. Do they get along? Any funny stories? :)

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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,178 Scope online community team
    edited April 2019
    I have two younger sisters and a younger brother. We can all agree that little sisters can be annoying right? Well on this one particular day one of my sisters was at her annoying best, so me and a friend of mine decided to peg her to the washing line by her ponytails as a joke. As we did this and pretended to walk away, our pet goat Rocky started to eat her dress as she hung on the line!  The noise attracted my mum's attention and needless to say I was put in place quite quickly. 
    You'll be pleased to know that I am now a good big brother and couldn't imagine life without my siblings :)
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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,577 Scope online community team
    My family situation's a little bit unusual I suppose. I have two older siblings, who are both almost old enough to be my parents (don't tell them I said that!) and two younger siblings who are the same age as my kids. I guess you could say I'm the definition of a middle child, but it didn't really feel like it growing up!
    I didn't spend too much time around any of them as a child, so no particularly funny stories spring to mind. However, my other half is one of 11, so I'm always being regaled with tales from her childhood. One of the only ones I can probably repeat here is about what was affectionately called 'The Slipper Game'. This of course is where you blindfold someone and shove a slipper in their face (obviously!) They then have to guess who it belongs to based on its delightful odour. Let's just say a certain somebody's slipper made their siblings lose their lunch!
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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,577 Scope online community team
    I have two younger sisters and a younger brother. We can all agree that little sisters can be annoying right? Well on this one particular day one of my sisters was at her annoying best, so me and a friend of mine decided to peg her to the washing line by her ponytails as a joke. As we did this and pretended to walk away, our pet goat Rocky started to eat her dress as she hung on the line!  The noise attracted my mum's attention and needless to say I was put in place quite quickly. 
    You'll be pleased to know that I am now a good big brother and couldn't imagine life without my siblings :)
    Hold on @Richard_Scope! So your story is you hung your sister up on a washing line and let her get eaten by a goat?! :D One of the better stories I've read this week!
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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    I love the fact you had a pet goat named Rocky @Richard_Scope!
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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,178 Scope online community team
    I'm not proud @Adrian_Scope but it was hilarious :smiley:




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  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 3,178 Scope online community team
    edited April 2019
    Ami2301 said:
    I love the fact you had a pet goat named Rocky @Richard_Scope!
    He was rescued from a restaurant by my Dad and we adopted him.
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  • Sam_Alumni
    Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,673 Disability Gamechanger
    These are hilarious!!! The goat story is so funny!!
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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    Your dad is a superhero!
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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,577 Scope online community team
    Do either of you have siblings @Ami2301 @Sam_Scope?
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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Member, Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,945 Disability Gamechanger
    I have 3, 2 of which have been rocky over the years but 1 who has stuck by me since I was born :) no anecdotes I'm afraid!
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  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Thanks for sharing your stories, so funny! :smile:

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