Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Do you need more things to argue about? My girls could easily help you find them, if the list at the link isn't enough. The only requirement would be that you have to leave, and you have to leave them alone for all of 15 minutes, just the two of them. In those 15 minutes they can make lists to argue about and when you return they can each scream them at you at the same time, all the while arguing between themselves about who did what to who and when and who needs to "JUST GROW UP!" So if you are interested, just let me know and I'll ship them to you, I'm nothing if not helpful.

Then just when you think that they are bound to fight the entire day, one makes the other cry, unknowingly, and you have to intervene. When you do so, the youngest one, not wanting to hurt anyone's feelings, apologizes to the other, with a hug and a kiss, and before you know it, they are playing together, without fighting, even with friends around.

Sisterhood, it's such a strange relationship. Strange not in a bad way, strange in a good way. Fighting as kids, fighting more as teens, then as adults, wondering what in the world you ever fought about. Well, other than SuperSister invading my closet and stealing my clothes! And spitting cookies at my boyfriends, and running around on her hands and knees, at the age of 16. Oh, I remember now!

And now I consider SuperSisterInLaw as a sister, too. She's "never had a sister before!" And now, she has 2, SuperSister and I. Fortunately we skipped over all the fighting with her though, so instead we just get all the fun.

I am excited for the days when my girls realize what a special bond they can have, and how much they can do for each other. Yes, they fight, oh how they fight, and they drive their mother insane with their fighting, but I spend more time nurturing their relationship with each other so that when they have both flown the coop, they will have each other to turn to, in good times, in bad times, and in goofy times when no one else understands what they think is so funny and they just need someone to laugh with them until they cry. (how's that for a run-on sentence?)

1 comment:

DeeAnn said...

Hey!!!.... Ok, I don't even have a good defense. I'm guilty as charged. Thanks for putting up with me all those years.

Sisters are the best thing that has ever been invented. And I have been blessed with not one, but two as well.

I do have to recall all those good times we had in our younger days. Like eating pizza Sunday nights, and sitting at the table driving our folks C-R-A-Z-Y with all our giggling and antics!? We'd laugh till we fell off those silly stools and soda would go up our nose. Oh wait, that sounds like something that happens when we all get together to play games now that we are older...only it's another kind of beverage that goes up our noses!!