Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Best Things In {My} Life #2


Sisters.

Growing up, we lived in a smart apartment in the city. And when I say the city, I mean NYC. No one who actually lives in the city calls it NYC or New York City. We just refer to it as The City.

Let’s just say that 4 girls in a one bathroom apartment could get quite crazy.

There was a lot of banging on the bathroom door and stealing of clothes.

You would have the best idea of what to wear the next day to school, only to not find it that morning. And when your older sister got home that day you would see that it was because she wore it. Fun, fun.

And lots of times there was name calling. No curse words because we would have no tongue. But big head, big butt, dummy, idiot, brat, jerk, nerd, stink butt and basically anything you could come up with. We also made up insults which is cool when I think of it right now. One of them was "Nunu". We have no idea how it came about but it was an insult and trust me, we knew what it meant.

It was nice that there were 4 of us because one person didn’t get ganged on often. It was always 2 against 2 unless we wanted to piss my older sister off since she was so bossy. She always had to be the teacher or the choir director. Don't get me started when she wanted one of us to sing soprano when that person was actually an alto.

Regardless of the fist fights, name calling and clothes stealing we loved each other. If anyone messed with us it was on. We had each other’s back.

Now as an adult, I feel so lucky to have my sisters. To have friendships with the women who have the same blood running through their veins. To have memories that no one would ever have but us. To have a history. To have jokes that no one else finds funny but us. To laugh so hard together that our bellies hurt. To cry with each other when one of us is hurting. To know that in this entire world no one else holds the bond that we have with each other.

Emma, Priscilla and Maryanna, you certainly make my list of the best things in life.

25 comments:

Carolyn said...

Love this!! :) Sisters are the best!

ruthy ann said...

so sweet...wish I had this! growing up as an only was lonely!

Amber said...

Sisters are definitely the best, through all the fights and name calling you can always depend on this. Love this post!

Kathy C. said...

Now you have me wishing I had more sisters!! (Don't tell Jenny!) Loved this post though...what a special bond you all share! Hope to one day meet them all!!

Kay said...

Love! I have a sister and we fought like cats and dogs as teenagers - there were even years where we refused to speak to each other (she was being a cow :P). But I agree, there's nothing like the sisterly bond.

lori said...

sooo sweet! i always wanted sisters. my brother is pretty awesome, but there is just nothing like a sister bond!

Brandi @ Home Team Dreams said...

So sweet! I always wanted sisters. I only have 1 brother and he's 9 years older than me, so it was almost like I was an only child. You're very blessed to have such great sisters Faith! :)

Sarah said...

Aw, wish I had a sister! Love the visuals. And I'm that bossy older sister- ha! Just to brothers instead.

YeamieWaffles said...

I love this post Faith, sharing a single bathroom with three other sisters must have been crazy and it's so cool that you guys are as close as you are, it's great to have that with family.

Dani @ OK, Dani said...

So nice!
I always wanted a sister.

Brittany said...

This is so sweet!! I've always wanted sisters. Now I have 4 sister in laws and it's a pretty good alternative :)

Makaila said...

YES. Yes indeed. My little niece Boston hit the blog today, barely bumping my post on my sisters that I just got to spend the weekend with.. we are so blessed!

Georgina Castellucci said...

This post truly is adorable! We don't always stop to remember how lucky we are - I'm so glad you do :)

Travel_The_World said...

You're making me miss my sisters. I also have 3-sisters so there's 4 of us and yes, I am the older sister so I was somewhat bossy but I think I have mellowed out with the years :-).
It was fun growing up and reading your post made me smile. We did come up with our own insults too. Made no sense to others but it completely made sense to us. :-)

Nancy said...

I love that you have sister's like this!! SO fun!! I love all the names. I was "rat" and Jill was "toots" ~ don't know how we got that way.
Sisters are definitely one of the biggest blessings in life!!
Love this post, Faith!

redwhitebride said...

so sweet. i'm a big sister to a little brother who's a lot younger than me, so i grew up "alone" :)

CeCe said...

I love my sisters too! I always wondered what it might be like to have a brother but I wouldn't change a thing. Sister's are the best. It's sad to think of some siblings that don't get along or don't like each other.

Jessica Renee said...

I love this!! And I have to say I"m totally jealous of you having all those sisters and such an amazing bond!! Siblings are the best :) I have a younger brother who I'm close with but it's not the same. lol.. Our baby sister is 12 years younger than me so we didn't "grow up" together but as she gets older I'm hoping we get closer!

Desi said...

Aww I wish I had sisters for all of those reasons you listed... the good and bad! Even if I could have one sister! That's why I want several kids so that they will have siblings and be able to have that special bond that you speak of. Priceless!

The Mrs./The Mom said...

Love this! I didn't have a sister but always wanted one!

Monique said...

Awww I love sisters. I have two what a blessing that there are four of you. So great that you are so close and have the same sense of humor. So great you can get goofy together.

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Jenna said...

Four girls and only one bathroom? I think if you could survive that, you can survive anything! :) Lol

I am soooo jealous. I always wanted a sister!!

Rachel said...

Awww, this is great! It's awesome that you appreciate what you have! I have five sisters and I definitely loved them....though I was the bossy older sister at times... :P

LWLH said...

It's a beautiful thing having sisters you're close with.