Friday, March 12, 2010

In My Sister's Shadow

My sister and I have a great relationship. We're very close. Which is surprising since we're not only on different pages in life, we're in different books and different libraries. My sister, Meaghan, and I are polar opposites. I'm kind of tortured and dark and she's all laid back and carefree.

It's no wonder that people gravitate towards her. She's funny, silly, and she really doesn't care about the little things. She just rolls with the punches where as I will analyze everything. Why did that waitress give me the stink eye? Was I not polite enough? I left her a nice tip. I don't understand. I'm pretty dramatic. I don't understand how two people who were raised by the same parents, in the same house, and afforded the same opportunities could be so different.

I love my sister and I would do anything for her. But sometimes I feel like I'm living in my little sister's shadow. I get why people like her better than me. Hell, I like her better than me. But it's so blatantly obvious that it sometimes stings. She even admits that my father likes her better than me, which doesn't help my daddy issues any.

She just makes and keeps friends so easily and seems immune to the things that bug me. I'll get upset for days if friends do something and don't include me and she just kind of shrugs it off. I wonder what it would be like to be the favorite all the time?

This post really doesn't have a point. It's more self-indulgent than anything.

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Ali said...

Just over from FF. Following you now.

My sister and I are different in many ways but like you we are so close. We truly are BFF! (I am such a dork)

Mom et al said...

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Rachel H. said...

My sister and I have a similar relationship, and we are definitely SO different. It's night and day! I think it's fairly common for sisters. :)

The Redhead Riter said...

My sister and I are opposites too. I can't believe we are related. Honestly, I think she fell from the sky right into the vacant crib. LOL

Friday Follower ♥

Quixotic said...

My sister and I are very different too. But think how dull a sunshine and lollipops blog would be - we tortured, over-think-everything people are much more interesting. Right? Right?

VKT said...

I found your blog on Friday Follow! Have a wonderful week-end!

Miss. Ardeth Blood said...

Thanks for coming to my blog from SITS.

I totally understand. My younger sister is the Goddess where as I am just there.

You're not alone!

Jessica Nunemaker said...

Ah, family.

Popping over from SITS>

homeschoolceo said...

Life always looks greener on the other side. I'm sure there are plenty of things she envies about you as well. That's the way siblings are.
I have two sisters :)

Following from FF.
Have a great weekend!

Meaghan said...

i love you! we are really are so different but i think we balance eachother out. and im only kidding when i say daddy likes me better..i think he dislikes us equally hahaha. you have a great husband(dont tell him i said that) and a beautiful, amazing daughter... im the envious one!

Sarah (Sare) said...

My sister and I are total opposites but also get along really well. We both got married the same year, pregnant the same year, and had our babies the same year but all of the outcomes have been sooooooo different.

One thing I've learned is, the grass is always greener on both sides!

Teresa said...

your sister isn't that cool, just so you know.

You are the most loved person i know! You have a wonderful bald head (haha) to cuddle with at night and a beautiful baby girl.

your the bestttt

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