Thursday, June 11, 2009


If I had a sister, I picture her as Rosemary Clooney.

We would be like the Hanes sisters. 

I would, of course, be the skinnier one (Vera Ellen) ... hey, it's my dream. There's nothing better than this song.

Devoted sisters.

Caring. Sharing .... every little thing that we are wearing.

All kinds of weather, we stick together ... the same in the rain or sun.

Two different faces, but in tight places, we think and we act as one.

Sounds like a dream.

Well, that's totally not how it is in my house with these sisters. (Don't let the expressions fool you. I'm sure after this picture was snapped one backhanded the other one.)
Seriously, it's the second week of summer vacation and my day would not be complete without hearing a few screams, grunts, and sassy tones.

Enough, already.

The kicker happened last night as I'm putting the girls to bed and La Petite Belle says: "You treat K Belle (except she used her real name) like royalty and me like trash."

Uhhh ... come again?

Listen here, Little Missy ... you are the baby. Everyone knows the baby gets a little more mercy than the oldest. You know it's true. Stop being such a drama queen all the time.

Of course, I told her that the reason she sees it that way right now is because she's in way more trouble most of the time than K Belle is. And that she doesn't love obedience like she used to when she was younger. She really did have a heart that longed to obey .... now ... not so much. Let's just say .... we're working on it or she's working on it.

Oh, how I long for the day that these sisters, will wave their feathers and twirl around in their blue dresses, proclaiming their love and loyalty to one another.

Until then, pray for me.


Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

Um yeah - summer vacation can adjustment. To say the least. :)

Nothing quite gets to me like constant fighting, fussing, tattling... :(

The Hat Chick said...

My sister is 16 months younger than I am. We fought non-stop until the teenagers years.....that's when we joined forces against our parents. Enjoy the fighting while you can.

Carlie Faulk said...

Can I just say I feel your pain? That would be why my summer reading list is "How to make Brothers and Sisters Best Friends" by The Malley Family.

Jeanette said...

And this too shall pass!

Give them a few more years (if you can stand it) and they will be much better friends.

My girls went through this every summer and now we don't hear much fighting at all. They usually only argue over clothes - oh the woes of wearing the same size :}

In the mean time, I find that keeping them busy with things like, mowing the grass with a pair of scissors and washing all the rocks in the yard by hand are good ways of keeping them from killing each other :} Manual labor ALWAYS turns around the attitude!

Lois Lane II said...

I always envy the relationship my BFF has with her two sisters. They are so close and seem to be even closer as they grow up. I was an only child, so I never had that relationship with anyone, which is probably why I kinda want more than one child. =)

Lindsay said...

Sending some prayers your way ... and maybe some links to summer camps for sisters :) kiddiig :)

Today will be better ... I just know it!!

and I was the oldest ... my sister will still tell you that I'm the golden child and as an adult looking back ... she is probably right.

Parenting ... just when you think you might have something figured out, life changes.

Keep on keepin' on!! :)

Soliloquy said...

You have GOT to be kidding me!

So was it "angling" or do you think she's recognizing some of the consequences for her choices?

Hmm. If she really doesn't like being in trouble, maybe this will be a little wake up call. And wouldn't that be a blessing??

JenT said...

I hear ya, sister. I can totally sympathize.

Mike, Brie and The Three said...

I always wanted a sister. I am thankful the Lord chose a brother for me instead. I wasted 12 years of our lives together hating him, being mean and spiteful towards him. I left home when he was 12 and joined the military. Had I been nicer to him and shown him the love I really felt, we would closer today. Our children don't know each other, partly due to the miles between us, and we never talk on the phone.
Love each girls, one day you may live on opposite ends of the country and long for each other!

thedomesticfringe said...

lol. My brother and I fought all the time. I think it's somewhat 'normal'.


Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I loved when my sister was pregnant because for a few months I got to be the skinny sister. I took pictures together whenever given the chance.

I swear one of us has to be adopted.

sara said...

I always wanted a sister!!

My kids when through this too in the summer. Now that they are young adults, they are GREAT friends. My older 2 just took a road trip together for 5 days and had a blast.

Hang in there....duct tape helps!

TCKK said...

Not to discourage you but my girls are 14 and 17 and still going at it!! Will it never end!?! IDK!

fransmomma said...

yeah, i would totally be vera ellen, too. not only because shes skinny but also because she gets danny kaye, and hes way cuter than bing crosby. i'm just sayin'.

this post cracks me up. being an only child i havent a clue about and kind of sibling rivalry/love, let alone the crazy sister kind, but i was amazed at some of the stuff i saw at my friends' houses growing up.

now having two kids of my own, i'm at a complete loss sometimes, and my mom just looks at me and shrugs as if to say, "sorry. not my department."

its fantastic...