Punk Rock Parents: Sisters

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sisters

One of the first questions people ask us when they find out we are pregnant is....

"do you want a boy or a girl?"

That question always struck me as odd because what if we said boy and then had a girl. Would people think we were disappointed by a girl? When asked this question, PR Dad had the best answer. He would say we just wanted one with no allergies. Because really that's all we want a healthy baby. So I was surprised at my reaction when I was told that we were going to have another girl. See I was happy, like really really happy. I later realized why. It was because I was giving The Phi a sister.

I have 2 younger sisters and zero brothers. I grew up in a house where us girls totally outnumbered my poor Dad. Don't feel too bad for my Pops, he loves having his girls.

My sister Cari is about 3 years younger than me. She is the middle child.



I can only remember one really big fight we got in. It was over the phone and she thew a remote at me. Luckily she has awful aim and she ended up making a hole in my parents wall. Besides that we got a long. Well as far as I can remember we did.

My youngest sister is Mercy Elaine. She is 8 years younger than I am.


Our history is a bit different. The age gap made it hard for me to get along with her when she was little. I mean I was into boys and makeup and all things high school and she was into Barney. We just didn't have much in common. Years later all that changed and after she introduced me to the world of punk rock shows we spent a lot of time together. Driving to shows was always an adventure.

My sisters are amazing and I cannot imagine my world without them. They are the two people who I probably call and text the most. We have weird inside jokes and are always there for one another. I love how it has taken all these years to grow and become such good friends. And now with this new baby girl we are giving The Phi her very own sister. Someone to fight with, grow up with and someone who will always be there for her and someone for her to be there for. It is the best gift we could give her.

4 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:33 PM

    Sisters rock! :)

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  2. I only have a sister, she's a bitch, and I have two daughters, who are wonderful. I do have two grandsons, what a learning curve that has been.

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  3. Anonymous12:28 AM

    I do love having brothers though...so you're going to have to try for one more just to shake things up! - Ang

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  4. Cute blog! I grew up with 4 brothers so I'm glad my daughter got a sister and now a brother on the way!

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