Friday, March 14, 2008

Flashback Friday - Sisters



When Sylvia met her sister for the first time, she said, "she's so pretty." As much as they fight and drive each other crazy, they need each other as much as they need me.

We're going to spend the weekend with my own sister (not sure how much Blog Hoppin' I'll get to do), and I'm so looking forward to it!

As much as I hate shopping, I love shopping with her. Of course, there will be more talking going on than shopping, and that's how it should be! Her husband will watch the girls while we get our own "girl time."

My sister is 6 1/2 years older than me, so she was out on her own by the time I was in junior high. We weren't really that close when we were growing up because of the age difference. I, of course, was the bratty little sister who thought I should be able to do whatever she did, and she was mostly annoyed by me. I can't blame her.

When I was in 7th grade, a teacher asked me if I was an only child. I answered, "yes, but I have a sister." It made sense to me! She didn't live with us anymore, so in the every day life, I was an only child.

It wasn't until I was in high school that we started getting close. When I was 18, I lived with her and her family for a few months when I was doing a show at a Resort near her. I think that's probably what really cemented us into being the best of friends.

In some ways, we're polar opposites. She'd never have a blog...she wouldn't want to post things about her life in this type of environment. But she holds no judgment about me being the kind of person who does. She doesn't put her foot in her mouth nearly as much as I do!

But we're also a lot alike. At the last family event, we both said something to the kids in the exact same way at the exact same time, same inflection and everything! It was like in stereo. And then we looked at each other, and busted up laughing.

When I moved back to L.A., we got on the same phone plan so that we could talk to each other as much as we wanted whenever we wanted, and we take full advantage of that. We'll call each other about a funny bumper sticker, or because a celebrity we hate is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly (we trade giving each other subscriptions to it). Of course, we also call each other with the bad news, too.

We can laugh with each other like no one else. We make fun of ourselves and each other in a way we wouldn't really allow anyone else. And we say the hard truths when necessary, but we haven't really had an argument in probably a decade now. We've been through enough to know that nothing is worth the loss of each other, and we'll work through anything that we have to. We can spend hours talking politics or TV shows or hair. We're sisters. A relationship like no other.

13 comments:

The Immoral Matriarch said...

I'm really, really hoping that my girls are the same way. I love that you two are so close. :)

Kori said...

You are so lucky; I only can hope that mine don't kill each other before they are old enough to start appreciating each other. Also, I wish poor Hannah had a sister; I think it is hard for her to be the only girl in our testosterone-laden household!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Have a glorious weekend! I'm jealous (in a good way) ;-)

Tara R. said...

That's great that you can have such a wonderful relationship with your sister, especially having bonded so late in life. That gives me hope that my two kids (four years apart) will eventually become friends. Have a fabulous weekend.

cablegirl said...

What a fantastic relationship. I always worry that if I wait too long before having another baby that MJ and her sibling will be too far apart in age to be close. Your story is proof that that is not so.

Have a FANTASTIC time with your sister this weekend.

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Sarabeth said...

I'm blog hopping early because there are so many of us that I can't get to them all!--HP

LunaNik said...

There is nothing as wonderful as having a great relationship with your sister. I completely understand. Great post, April!

Law Student Hot Mama said...

I'm an only child, and I'm convinced I missed out! I'm determined to provide my little buddy with two siblings!

Casdok said...

Special indeed :)

Motherhood for Dummies said...

oh I am so with you. I hate shopping. I don't mind doing it by myself and infact I usually can like it. But I don't really like going with other people...which is odd cause I am a total people person, but I hate waiting on other when I just want to leave the mall :)

1stopmom said...

It it must be nice to have sisters. I only have brothers. I have 3 daughters and 1 son. I hope it all balances out.
I like your site. I will be coming back to visit.






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Janie said...

Wow. I'm a middle child, but the only girl. It would have been fun to have a relationship like that!

Have fun on your outing!