The best way for me to describe my relationship with my sisters while growing up is this story. In pre-school we were talking about heroes or bravery or something. Anyway, I told my teacher about how brave my sister Jill was, that she stuck her fork into the toaster in order to rescue my breakfast from the malfunctioning button that was holding my bread hostage and burning it. My teacher, (being a responsible professional) told me that this was very dangerous and no one should ever shove a metal fork into a plugged-in toaster, especially one that was turned on. In my four-year-old brain this teacher was a complete idiot. She missed the whole point of how extraordinarily brave my older sister was, and did not understand that my sister was clearly invincible. I never saw her in the same light, she was a moron for the rest of the year.
There are unique situations that only apply, if you are the little sibling. The Rooster has a whole list of firsts the Peanut never had.
The first time you and your sister meet.
The first time your sister and you wear matching outfits and everyone thinks you are ao cute.
The first time your sister hits you.
The first time she scratches you.
The first time your sister leaves a mark.
The first time your sister hits/kicks/scratches/ you because she is really just mad at your mother and she knows this will make her mad.
The first time your eyes light up and you kick your little feet because you see your sister.
The first time your sister lies about you. (Ouch, Rilla pushin’ me out of the back seat of the car when both of you are strapped firmly into your respective car seats.)
The first time you pull her hair.
The first time she shares her food with you.
The first time you get to have a present strictly as your own, rather than sharing it with your sister becuase she wants it (sorry about your christmas presents this year, you can have them back when you are mobile enough to go get them).
The first time you sneak into her space and play with or wear the things she told you not to, just because you can (this will likely happen when she is at school and you are not).
The first time you miss each other.
The first night you share a room.
The first time you refuse to wear matching outfits with your sister (note this has still not happened with me and your Aunts. We still would wear matching outfits.)
The first time you are in cahoots with your sister behind your mom’s back.
I hope you two like having sisters as much as I do!
So commenters, this list is not complete! What did I miss?
Yay! Praise God for sisters!! The first time you can NOT stop laughing and giggling, however inappropriate it may be (middle of a sermon perhaps) just because you are sittin gnext to your sister =) I love you both!!
How could I forget that one?!?
“There was no pain in the Garden of Eden”
This was great. Makes me think of my siblings so far from me now… gotta make a call or send an Email.
And the being in cahoots behind Mom’s back also never stops (only Mom isn’t as clueless as you may think).