My brother and I got along great while he was growing up. We played and spent a lot of time together. I think it helped that I've never been able to relate to my own peers. I've always gotten along best with people either several years younger or several years older than me. It's like I've always had the maturity of older adults as well as the immaturity of children.
My sister is about ten years older then me and we had a good relationship too before she moved from Maine (she moved there some time after she dropped out of college) to Colorado. She always babysat me, once made me my fav kind of eggs when I was sick (my folks wouldn't make it for me so I asked her after they left), was there for me when I briefly fell into a depression at age five and when she came to visit for my first Communion, she gave me a trunk full of BK's (she was working there at that time) Disney Pocahontas toys. Thanks to her, I was able to get all but the dog. She made one visit after she had moved to Colorado and I had some fun with her when I got to visit her some time after that but some years after she got married and had a son and me and my folks got to go out to be with her and her family for Christmas a few years back I came to realize that we basically fell apart. She still cares about me and I still care about her but that big connection we had when we were younger was no longer there. Great job on the comic btw. Keep up the good work.
Awwww! That's so great that you had a sister like that and all the fond memories too! Spending time apart physically does tend to pull people apart emotionally as well. That has happened to me several times.
Not to mention friends I grew up with went on to have families of their own (I never did and never want to, but that's just me) and it's like as soon as someone has a kid, they're just not the same exact person anymore. They act like they're not allowed to BE a kid just because they HAVE one. It is sad. People change too much when they grow up. The friends that I remain the closest to are the ones I met in adulthood.
Thankfully that hasn't happened to me with my friends. More money issues and finding time to hang with me (cause of their cute kids) is more why I rarely hang with two of them but they haven't changed too much cause of it. My sister still seems to be the same but not being with her for many years just made things different is all. I'll always be a kid at heart even when I have kids cause that's how my dad is and why we get along so well. In fact I got into the DC and Marvel comic heroes cause of him since he has many, many comics in boxes in the basement. He even gave me three of his comic series (Batgirl, Supergirl *the one before the reboot Kara*, Spider-Girl and Generation X which was like a younger spin-off group of the X-Men) and will be giving a majority of what he has to me whenever he passes away since I'll treasure them where my siblings would sell all of them in record time.