Siblings of Sartell: Alex and Brenna Virnig

“To the outside world we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other's hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.” - Clara Ortega

September 26, 2018

You hate them. You love them. Your friend. Your enemy. You know who I’m talking about: siblings.

For this piece of Siblings of Sartell, I had the opportunity to speak with Alex (12th grade) and Brenna (9th grade) Virnig to understand more about how they feel about each other.

Q. What do you and your sibling have in common?

Alex: We both are athletic and in sports including track.

Brenna: We are both lazy and people say we look alike.

Q. Describe your sibling in three different words.

Alex: Caring, Athletic, and Fun

Brenna: Sassy, Funny, and Athletic

Q. Are you close?

Alex: Yes, I see her every day, and I usually give her a ride to school. We will talk about what she has going on, and we go to each others sporting events. We also spend a lot of time together with our family eating out or going on trips.

Brenna: I guess. We aren’t super close, but we both joke around, and we are sort of mean to each other, but in a funny way.

Q. What’s something that they do that drives you insane?

Alex: She takes showers really late at night and wakes everyone up. She won’t shower earlier.

Brenna: He takes forever to shower and use the bathroom.


Q. What is one trait that your sibling has that you wished you had?

Alex: The ability to stay focused and not procrastinate.

Brenna: He is more patient than me.



Q. What is one thing that has changed about your sibling as they got older?

Alex: How quickly she has matured and how “grown-up” she acts.

Brenna: He got less annoying.

Q. Who is considered the favorite child in the family?

Alex: My parents say they don’t have a favorite, but I definitely think it is me.

Brenna: Definitely me.

Q. Do you have nicknames for each other? Why do you call them that?

Alex: I usually just call her “B” because its easier than saying, Brenna

Brenna: I call him Al sometimes, because it’s his name but shorter.

Q. If you could tell your sibling one thing, what would it be?

Alex: Keep being yourself and enjoy high school and all the great experiences that come with it.

Brenna: Even though I don’t say this very often, you’re a good brother.

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