Siblings: A Love-Hate Relationship

At the end of the day, siblings prove that blood is thicker than water.


Taylor Malicki, Writer-East


Ever love someone so much–and would do anything for–yet fight with regularly? Yep. That’s the definition of a sibling, whether this may be a sister or brother or even a twin!

Let’s be honest: Siblings don’t always get along. But, every once in a while, there will be a sweet moment that will show the other that he or she cares. Siblings can be one’s biggest “supporter” yet be the biggest “hater” all at once. Whether they fight over who is going to get the last cookie, or even who is the favorite child, one thing is for sure: they will make up in time.

Siblings definitely fight over ridiculous things, but it doesn’t stop the love they have for each other. “When we were little, Alex and I got into baby powder and we were covered in it,” laughed Elexis Munoz, an Elkhart-East junior.  “We got in a lot of trouble!” Her big brother, Alex Munoz,a senior at Elkhart-East explained further. “We may  fight like siblings, but no matter what, we still love each other.”

Their story is not isolated. “I came back home after a long day of work, and my phone was dead. I couldn’t find my charger, so I knew my sister had it,” explains Bianca Morales, an Elkhart-East junior. “I searched everywhere, and my sister claimed she didn’t have it. It ended up being downstairs, and she told on me. We both got in trouble!”  Her younger sister, Natalie Morales, a sophomore at Elkhart-East, added teasingly: “We fight a lot because she is overdramatic; but, we always make up fast, because at the end of the day we live with each other.”

And, at the end of the day, maybe it’s also  true that blood is, in fact,  thicker than water.