I think that when people say that, as you age, you get along more with siblings, is a very true statement. As we've grown up, battles have mellowed out, and conversations have become enjoyable, actually.
I'm glad I have four of you to share my life with.
Four completely true siblings, all from the same couple: mom and dad.
Three wise and sarcastic older siblings, and one way-too-young little one. Great, eh?
We're not a perfect family; I know that.
But we're just fine the way we are.
I realized, thinking about what to write, that we're a really loud family. No wonder biggest sister doesn't like to be around all of us, eh, big sis? :)
We're not good at being quiet...
I love that we can all sit down and talk for hours. It's fantastic. We don't even have any of those awkward moments! c:
We seem to share a lot of the same interests, and it's really cool to be able to do things together, and HAVE FUN DOING IT! :)
We get on each others' nerves, yeah, but that's just part of being siblings, eh?
Remember all of those two-day car rides to Canada?
Oh, wait, we still go on those; one's coming up in less than a month... -.-
Well, they're fun. Talk about watching kid movies and playing video games, then crashing in a hotel for seven hours before doing it all again for ten hours before we get to grandma's.
I love it. Especially when it gets cold and snowy and big brother takes pictures of the mounds of snow outside gas stations. Hahah.
Thanks for not leaving me, even after fourteen years. I appreciate it.
I love how both younger big sister and big brother, when he's home, will sing their hearts out during clean-up after dinner. And it's just great. :) As soon as we hear the steps creaking, we shut up instantly. Haha.
And remember how, when we first moved to this house, with the island in the kitchen, how big brother would pretend he was going down stairs behind it? Classic. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world. I still can't imitate it. . .
And the time when mom and dad weren't home, and we sat around the kitchen table, attempting to teach biggest sister how to blow a bubblegum bubble? And when she actually tried, the ball of gum FLEW out of her mouth and across the kitchen? Oh, how I miss that..
Younger big sister, do you remember playing with our stuffed animals in our HUGE play-room sized bedroom in Knoxville? Those were the days. I loved those unicorns. Remember? Mine was white with pink specks of sparkles in the fur, and a pink horn and hooves, while yours was the same, but with blue instead? :)
And how we would lie on our stomachs in front of the front door, second floor balcony, and stare at whoever rang the doorbell. No one ever, ever looked up to see two little girls with the same haircut, staring at them from above. We were ninjas, even then, sis :D !
I don't have much to say to you, biggest sister, because we didn't get along for a really long time. The only time I really remember talking to you in the past was when I ran into your room because I was in sixth grade, learning the periodic table, and I had a question. You answered it, of course, but I was like, "ON THIS WORKSHEET, THE HINT FOR THIS ONE ELEMENT WAS, 'you can't do the first three letters; can't say the next three'. DO YOU KNOW WHICH ELEMENT IT IS?!" And I don't think you did, until I said POT-ASS-ium. Heheh. Go science worksheets. And for some reason, that's the only reason that I remember that the symbol for potassium is 'K'..
Hey, so siblings? All four of you, to my two big sisters, one big brother, and one little brother? Well, I just wanted to tell you that I love you.
And that being an only child just wouldn't be any fun.
So what if I can't go to the art school that I want to go to? Think about it; $30,000 isn't reasonable when I can go to an amazing and nationally recognized public college for $3,000 instead.
Thank you for making me realize that following my dreams is still possible, even if I'm most likely /not/ going to Savannah College of Art and Design. (It's called scholarships, so you all say ;P)
I hope you are all successful in whatever you end up doing after or during your education. And I hope I'm right there with you when you celebrate after all of those hard years. I'm always here to lend a hand.
I love you, big sisters, big brother, and little brother.
I love you guys and girls.
I love you all.