If speaking in a metaphorical sense then yes I think “blood is thicker than water”. Although sometimes with me, I see water and blood in the same way and because of this I end up treating my friends as family.
My family are pretty great, my mum has five of us kids and she’s had to put up with us for…well quite a while and the fact that she’s still here, looking after us and helping us out whenever we need it, I think that this shows that blood really is thicker than water. Even my dad is still around, and he and mum are still together, and have been for more than 25 years now, which when looking at the divorce rates in the UK is a very good achievement, especially because mum is able to stand by dad through well pretty much anything! I’m the middle child so I’m quite lucky to have an older brother and sister who I can turn to at times, and I also have a younger brother and sister, who I feel like a second mum to because I look after them when mum hasn’t got much time on her hands.
I love my family so much and I always try to do whatever I can for them, because at the end of the day they’re the ones who’ll be there for you when your life feels as though it’s being turned upside down. They’re the ones you know will always look out for you even if you don’t want them to.
I guess one reason why I treat most people like family is because I have such a big family. My mum even comes from a family of 13 kids! And her parents are still together, they had their golden anniversary in 2006, and came to the UK for a holiday last year (2008). They’re probably one of the best grandparents around, albeit a little too old, but they’re still pretty great. I can only imagine what they like when they had to look after their 13 kids, I guess my grandmother would have been as sharp as my mum is and my grandfather would have probably yelled at them all to do their chores, homework, go to school and work in the shop that they owned. I would love to have a conversation with those grandparents, but I guess the only way that’s going to happen is if I have a time machine like Doctor Who’s TARDIS, to go back in time and see them.
Anyway back to the subject, I really do believe that blood is thicker than water because family will always side with family, well most of the time, and well if you can’t then I think that’s a pity and that you kind of miss out on something special by alienating yourself from them.