As I was thinking about things that I would like to write about, my sister Stephany was one of the things that came to mind. I am so lucky I get to have an awesome sister and we are both so blessed that we have a good relationship. Having strong family ties is of out most importance. Actually, there are way more benefits of getting along with your siblings than otherwise! So here are just 9!
1. You realize are a not an individuals, you are part of a dynamic duo
I stopped thinking about myself as an individual when I was like 5. Steph and I are like 1 person in two bodies.
So when I hear someone say something slightly mean to my sister I most definitely take that as a direct offense. When someone is nice to my sister, I instantly like them. Same viceversa.
2. We got each other’s back
What happens when you are given a direct order from your mom and you forget to do it? Getting in trouble is not an option because that is why you have a big sister! Steph is there to do my share of house work (or anything else I forget to do) before my mom kills me. And when Steph forgets to do her homework, who gets it done for her? You guessed it: Me. Let’s not forget that when either of us are getting ready to go on a date we do each others hair, makeup and find each others shoes- or anything else that we might need so the other sister is never late.
3. We have all of the same best friends
Translation? We go to the same parties, same events, more or less the same circle of friends and we love it! This gives us time to catch up, and spend quality time together!
4. When bad things happen, you got partner to encourage you on.
NJ Transit had a problem so none of the trains going to my town or any town near my house were moving. Steph and I got into this train at 10pm that randomly stopped in the middle of the tracks and did not move for 30 mins. Then the conductor told everybody on the train they had to get off at the nearest train station- Secaucus. When we got off at Secaucus, we had to transfer another train to Newark Broad st. From there we had to wait in Newark, NJ (yes, the same Newark you hear about in movies) for 20 mins outside in the cold for a path train. Only to take us to a different train station in Newark so someone could pick us up. We were alone at night time, in a dangerous town, stranded in extremely cold weather. Although I would have probably freaked out if I had been a lone, I had Steph with me so this issue became like a nice little detour from our regular schedule.
5. We sacrifice things for each other.
Sometimes, you just can’t have it go both ways. It’s either or. We either go to Europe for vacation or we go to Indonesia. We either go to Epcot or Magic Kingdom. So we argue sometimes but at the end of the day, we are both willing to step aside and let the other one have her way.
6. When one person gets in trouble, the other one jumps in
Okay, so occasionally we do get in trouble. But that’s when its the perfect time to intrude in a conversation that has nothing to do with you! Hear me out.
What happens when your mom is yelling at your sister and you jump in? Mom suddenly switches gears and starts yelling at you. In other words, you just made things a little bit easier for your sister. You take one for the team. No biggie, my sister does the same for me.
7. She taught me everything I need to know
I actually never figured out how big sisters do it. Who tells them what is dorky or not? Who teaches them how to wax or put on makeup? My sister is a genius is she figured it out on her own cause I never could. Steph more or less taught me everything I need to know about growing up, heartbreaks, boys, getting around Manhattan, getting a real job etc. She is great at fashion advice as well – go check out my sister’s blog classyfunchic.com. She talks about her fashion do’s and dont’s!
8. We share everything
More things I would like to admit to. It started when we were younger- barbies, bedrooms, toys. Now its makeup, jewelry, clothes. And most unfortunately- the car.
9. She is my role model
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