I had lunch with my sister today. She is three years younger than me and we haven’t had much of a relationship for the past few years, for a variety of reasons. But I don’t have a very big family, and she is my only sibling, and I know so many people who are close to their brothers and sisters and I felt like I was missing that.
Growing up, we didn’t have much in common. Once we had kids, we had more in common, and were able to support each other through some tough times, but then we drifted apart.
So we went to lunch, and we talked and caught up, and it was good. When we were leaving she said, “If we ever have problems, let’s just fight like regular people do. Because I haven’t changed, I’m still the same annoying person I’ve always been.”
And I said, “Sounds like a plan, because I’m still the same intolerant person I’ve always been.”
This is us when we were young. She was always the pretty, social one, and I was the weird, smart one (can you tell by the hair?) We both thought the other was favored by our parents (she actually was favored). My parents set the bar high for me, and for her, well, let’s just say if she stayed out of jail, that was a good thing. OK, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration. As it turns out, she never did go to jail, she ended up with an actual career, which is more than I can say about me.
She was cute though, wasn’t she?
And this is us in our twenties:
We had the Flashdance look going then.
And this was us at my wedding – yeah, the poofy 80’s. Everything was BIG!
And this was us today:
Hopefully, we will be taking more pictures together in the future.