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Five Question Friday

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.


Five Question Friday

It’s that time again, Five Question Friday!!  It’s already the first Friday of August…this year is flying by.  Here is my latest rendition of 5QF.  As always, feel free to copy and paste the questions into your own blog post or answer them in my comments section below:

1. Do you have siblings and are you close with them?  I have one sister, younger by 2 1/2 years.  We were never really close growing up but now that she is older, we are working on it.  It is hard because she has been living in England for 8-9 years now, and with me in California, we have an 8 hour time difference.  We try to Skype video chat a few times per month.  I will be seeing her in 62 days, when we meet up back home in NY for her wedding.   Here is a picture of us from March 2007 when I visited her in London and we went to Madame Tussauds Wax Museum:

2. Would you rather be slightly UNDER weight or slightly OVER weight?  Since I have been Over weight for a long time now, it would be nice to be slightly under weight for a change.  I would love to not have to worry about what I eat or having to work out, just for a little while.  While I do love some of my curves, I would miss them if I was underweight.

3. What’s your favorite State Fair food to splurge on?  when I lived in NY and went to the NY state fair, I always got a wine slushie, a cigar, and either a pulled pork sandwich or chicken speedies….mmmm.  Now that I’m exercising and dieting, I don’t think any fair food is good for me.  But I might somehow try to justify some fried-dough this year 😉

image courtesy of Google. Doesn't it look delicious??!!!??!!

4. What are your thoughts on your kid(s) going to school in a few weeks? I don’t have any kids so this doesn’t apply.  I do however work with school-aged children, and so this is usually a busy time of year for me with all the back to school IEP meetings and services requested.  My job is already busy/stressful enough currently, so I’m not looking forward to the extra paperwork and meetings.  But I guess it is job security.

5. Pool or Ocean?  Well, with watching shark week all week on TV, I am gonna say pool.  I have never been a fan of the ocean to swim in.  When I was younger, I got caught up in a riptide/current and needed to be rescued, and I have always had a fear that I would get bit by a shark or stung by jellyfish.  I prefer to see what is in the water.  However I love being at the beach, listening to the waves, relaxing on the sand, soaking up the sun, and going in the water up to my knees.  While a pool is nice to swim in, it’s just not the same.


Happy Friday!!!