Our family has never been what you would call conventional. I was an only child for the first 6 years of my life, and when my mom got pregnant I had no idea that it was with another man’s baby. So, I went through a divorce, and a new baby all at the same time. To make things even more exciting, the baby she was having was actually twins! Luckily, I loved my step dad, and I guess I have always been a pretty adaptable person. I must have realized at a young age, there were just some things in this life that I could not control.
I went from an only child to the middle child in the blink of an eye, but since my step brother and sister didn’t live with us, I was the oldest child most of the time… And people wonder why I’m not quite right : ) I won’t lie, there were times I hated our new little bundles of joy! To me, I didn’t really see the joy. They cried, and they were stinky, and more than anything, I felt like they were taking my mom away from me, but no matter how I felt, they weren’t going anywhere.
After a while of adjusting, we all grew up and they grew into little people, and not crying, pooping bundles of unjoy…if that’s a word. I wish I could say that we all lived happily ever after, but anyone who has ever had a sibling would know that was a lie. We fought like cats and dogs, but let anyone else mess with one of us, and you’ve never seen a closer family. My step brother took the longest to come around, but when I started high school, and he was a senior, I couldn’t have asked for a more protective big brother : ) He also realized that we could get more out of our father if we worked together!
|Almost all of the grand kids :)|
So today I wish my baby brother and sister a very happy birthday, and my wish for them is to keep growing with me, and hopefully someday, we can tell our grandkids stories about all the trouble their moms and dad’s got into together while they give us gray hairs <3
How has being a someone’s sibling changed your life? Did you have a love hate relationship with them or was it all love… or all hate?