Monday, December 17, 2007

we're bonding

Say what?!

My sister and I are bonding. It's so weird. It seems like yesterday she was a little bundle of joy. I did cartwheels when she was born because I was so happy that she was a girl! Then she got a little older, as did I (funny how that works, no?) and she was a little bratty toddler. Following this particularly painful stage was the elementary age...nothing incredibly exciting--I was in high school and very very very very very busy. I don't remember much.

But now...

She's THIRTEEN! When did that happen?!?!?! I'm not ready for this!! Not only is she now her own person and entirely immune to tickling (a skill I wish I'd pick up), but she's COOL. I want to be her friend. It's not that I didn't want to be her friend before, it just wasn't working out. It's hard for a teenager to befriend a little kid. It is much easier for a twenty-something to befriend a teenager, especially when they no longer live together...yay college!

Anyway, we've basically been participating in every imaginable activity together: old-school video games (super nintendo rocks my world!), new-school video games (what is this Wii business?), movies, SHOPPING---side note, this used to be my lil' sis's LEAST favorite activity but is now at least tolerable---, bantering, play-fighting...you name it, we've laughed at each other doing it!

Life continues to surprise me. Praise the LORD!

Peace

2 comments:

christinarsavage said...

i remember having a conversation last year about how you felt so disconnected from your sister and all that.....i said just give it a little time, it was the same way with my sister and i....im happy to see that you have already been able to start seeing her as more friend than annying sister...(:

hrobins said...

Me, too. I pretty much love having you commenting on my blog. It makes me feel special! ;) I do remember that conversation...it's amazing how fast things change!