I AM a sister and I HAVE a sister, which basically means that I’m an expert in the field of sisterhood. Trust me, there is a lot to learn from being and having a sister – and I’m more than happy to share! But first let me just note that the above photo is a LEGIT Polaroid – like from back in the day. Pretty special 😉
- Don’t hit your sister. Without going into the slightly embarrassing medical ramifications of the time I hit my sister, just take my word on this one. Hitting isn’t cool, even if it is funny 13 years later.
- Having a sister is like having a built-in best friend. We’ve been through a lot, and with a 4.5 year difference in our ages Salah and I didn’t always get along. BUT I’m so thankful that I came to my senses and realized just how cool she is! I’ve had a lot of friends come and go, but my sister has always and will always be there for me. It’s not only because we’re sisters, but it’s just because that’s who she is: awesome and totally loyal. I love her.
- Having/being a sister means a permanent cheerleader & pepper partner. OK OK OK. I was never the cheerleading type, but Salah and I both were/are competitive athletes so I get the whole cheering and team thing. Along with our parents we’ve always been one another’s biggest fans – me trying to be the loudest person cheering at all of her volleyball games, and vice versa. Plus, since we both played the same sports, it means we have a practice partner (peppering for volleyball!!!) always and forever. Except golf. I kind of win with that one 😉
- Having/being a sister means inside jokes forever. We will always be the only ones who “get” some of the jokes and ridiculousness that we’ve come up with over time, and that makes me happy. I look at my parents and their sisters, and it just cracks me up to see how they still laugh hysterically over stuff that we’ll never really get. It’s awesome, and I love that I can share that with my baby sister as well.
- Being a sister has turned me into a mother sooner. Salah will attest to this, but I totally turn into a little mother when she does things that I’m not sure about. The thing is I know her and I know she’s a very smart, inspired, and careful woman – but I can’t help it. We watch each other’s backs, although I may be a little bit more vocal about it. It’s all done in love though 🙂