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What It’s Really Like Being La Hermanita Menor

Even though we grew up in an open-minded household, the relationship between my brother and me has been traditional in many ways. There is no denying that being la hermanita menor isn’t always the easiest of tasks.

1. For one, no man is ever going to be good enough for me.

2. If you mess with me, my bro will kick your ass.

3. I am my brother’s best friend’s “lil’ sister” by extension.

4. He always “knows better.”

5. I have some big shoes to fill.

6. He’s practically a surrogate parent.

7. There are a total of five baby pictures of me.

8. I’m forever la bebita de la casa.

9. Growing up, I was dressed in boy’s hand-me-downs.

10. I grew up convinced I was adopted.

11. My brother saw me as his little servant.

12. I wouldn’t trade being my brother’s hermanita for anything.