Thursday, April 11, 2013


I did not grow up with siblings.  So things like sharing, contention, fairness, competition and rivalry are a mystery to me.  

Last week we had a few challenges with sisterly love in our house.  Not everyone wanted to include ALL of their sisters in their fun ideas.  Not everyone was very nice to their sisters when they had to include them anyway.  And not all the sisters in our house were being very agreeable.  

Some privileges were taken away.  Some sisters were grounded indefinitely.  Some sisters were threatened with potential roommates if they didn't figure out how to love EVERYONE in their family pretty darn quick!  (It's all I could think of...thank goodness I didn't have to follow through on that one...I had visions of the fish incident happening on a much larger scale!)

This week has been much better.  Long lectures on love at home have been given.  Reins have been tightened.  People have come to their senses.  And sisterly love abounds once again.

I thought I'd post evidence (since it's Throwback Thursday) that they love each other more than they frustrate each other, that it was actually a good idea to have more than one child, that they're learning good lessons from this sisterly experience, and that eventually they'll be friends.  

"She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities.  She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway.  She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark.  She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink.  Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child." - Barbara Alpert


  1. I just love this! I only have one sister and we are good buddies.

  2. SISTERS! This is so sweet. We have the same recurring problem in our house...can't you just love each other ALL THE TIME? You're a good mama and glad this week was better than last.