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A Sibling-Shaped Hole

  SID SAMEL

STAFF WRITER

It is a new year, and that means that plenty of people’s siblings have headed off to college, or may be preparing to leave next year.

While the prospect of having one less sibling may seem terrifying (or wonderful depending on how you feel about them), there are plenty of simple tips and tricks to make sure that you get the most out of you brother/sister moving out.

First of all, be sure to move into their room as soon as possible. If your brother/sister is going to leave the house, you may as well make sure that you can benefit from it.

Start out slow, ask if you can store something small in their room, maybe a couple of books or a phone charger. Make sure that the changes stay balanced. Whenever they remove things from their room, add something of your own.

If your sibling has already left for college, great, just move all of your stuff to their room. After you do this, the room practically belongs to you.

However, keep in mind that if they come back and find that their room is filled with your belongings, they will not be happy, so make sure that you are prepared to remove everything at all times in case you need to immediately evacuate.

One potential problem of your sibling going to college could be that with one less child, your parents begin to completely smother you.

This can be easily avoided. All you have to do is make sure that your parents stay in constant contact with your brother or sister.

That way, it will be like they are right there (but you still get their room).

     Now it is time to answer the question that’s probably on everybody’s mind: What is it like to have your brother or sister go to college? To be honest, it’s kind of weird. It’s not like there is a sudden shock when they leave.

Mainly, you notice the tiny things, like seeing their car always in the driveway, or how quiet it is all the time.

While having your sibling leave is not actually all that bad, it definitely starts to feel odd once you begin to notice all of the small details.

Having your sibling go to college is pretty interesting. It is just one of those experiences you have to experience to truly understand.

    

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