Today is National Siblings Day, so our questions will be focused on siblings.
1). In what ways are you and your sibling(s) different?
I try to deal with situations/people more head on, whereas she is very passive. She overreacts and makes things very dramatic. I will sometimes overreact, but not to the same extent. We have different approaches in our parenting styles. She has two kids, I have one.
2). In what ways are you and your sibling(s) similar?
Growing up we were told often that we could pass for twins, even though there is 2 1/2 years age gap between us. We would dress similar (she was always stealing my clothes growing up). We both have sensitive souls.
3). What is a secret you have that you hope your sibling(s) doesn’t find out about?
I don’t have any secrets with her.
4). Share a funny/embarrassing story of something your sibling did.
One time when we were young, I think she was in 8th grade maybe, she decided to bake a cake. She put it in a plastic pan inside the oven. It burnt and caught on fire and filled the oven and kitchen with smoke. It was not initially funny, but no one was hurt and we were right there the whole time so there was no damage, we then laughed about it later and for several years about how she can’t cook or bake.
5). Share some activities that you did with your sibling(s).
When we were very young, we liked to go swimming all of the time, go sledding in our back yard, make blanket forts, play Barbies, spend time with our cousins. Once we went off to college and moved countries apart, we don’t get to spend time together.
“I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.” – Maya Angelou
Have a great Friday and weekend. Don’t forget to play along by answering these questions in the comments or in your own blog post.