SistersTuesday, May 19, 2009
It’s been a week and still, I am being surprised by new phrases. When my mother asked how ‘the girls’ were, I hadn’t really thought of it like that. The phrase “The Williams Sisters” took me by surprise too. Sisters. I always wanted one of those.
I remember being envious of my friends with sisters. They had someone who was always there in their life, whether they wanted it or not. Often a the sister was a closer friend and confidant for it too. My sister arrived when I was 14, so we have a different relationship again. One of us being at high school while the other is a baby and then one of us having babies while the other is at high school.
Already I can see that Little e (is she still little if she is a big sister?) is very protective of what she calls “my sis-sis”. Other kids can’t get near the baby as Little e waves them away with protests of “No”. Then there is the ever demanding cry of “knee knee” to let us know that she is sitting and ready to give her little sister a cuddle on HER knee.
I can’t tell if they will be friends yet, but I certainly hope so. While we were expecting a baby, the arrival of a sister has taken me by surprise. It’s just what I always wanted.