My sister, the oldest one who is married with two children (cutest nieces on the planet) told me today that I am her favorite sibling to talk to. It felt really good to hear that. I'm honored to be special to her in that way. She said it was funny because I was really annoying as a little kid (very, very true, and perhaps still true) :)
I love my family, especially as unique, individual people and not just a whole.