As we all know, the sibling hierarchy goes like this, first the oldest, then all the other peons. It is the job of the oldest child to make minions of all the younger siblings. That is the way of the world and the younger siblings should learn this sooner, rather than later, if they intend to live a fulfilled life.
My siblings have rebelled against this institution with ferocity. I've tried to explain to them on numerous occasions that this is how it goes. But to no avail. They simply refuse to cooperate and chose to live contrary to nature. The other day my sister and I had a "conversation" that illustrates the feelings of my siblings. This conversation happened after I suggested she do me a favor and she refused in no uncertain terms.
Elisabeth: You know what your major fault is?
Elisabeth: You don't respect the sibling hierarchy.
Christa: Well thanks for that piece of sisterly wisdom. You know what your major fault is?
Elisabeth: Enlighten me.
Christa: You have too many major faults to list!
She doesn't understand. The sibling hierarchy must be maintained! *sigh* I fear I am fighting a losing battle.