“We’re so close, we’re like sisters” -Every Teenage Girl Ever
That. That saying. That never made sense to me.
I have brothers so, admittedly I have no idea what it’s like to have a sister but I imagine it’s not the best thing ever. Growing up a lot of my friends had sisters and they fought, argued, and black mailed each other. Sure they loved their sister but they didn’t like their sister.
Cousins, on the other hand, those we like. Cousins are interesting because you don’t really have to love your cousins, you just have to get along (or pretend to around family). You get more of an option with cousins than you do with siblings.
Some of my favorite cousins I’m not even related to. They’re my cousins’ cousins. Which makes them my 2nd cousins. Twice removed. Probably. I really don’t know.
The way I see it, close friends are more like cousins. So we’re not so close that we’re like sisters.
We’re so close we’re like 2nd cousins twice removed.
Not quite as catchy…