I am the oldest of 5 kids.
But I have a favorite sibling. Now don’t tell them, I don’t want to hurt their feelings.
Maryann is my favorite, by far.
Maryann & I are 23 months apart. I used to feed her ice cream even though I knew she was allergic to dairy. What are sisters for right? I can still remember the first day she told me no. She was 4 & I was 6. It was shocker to my system, let me tell you. I also remember the first time she one upped me in an argument, that was also a shocker. In fact, it still hurts a bit.
She’s always good for a good phone call, especially a major B fest when I’m super ticked or super upset or just freaking mad because the sky is blue. Yup, she’s always good for one of those phone calls.
She’s also going to be starting law school in August, so I’m really glad she’s my favorite so I can hit her up for free legal advice or say things like, “Listen lady, you mess with me one more time & I’m going to call my lawyer. Yeah, that’s right, I have her on speed dial.” Boom.
Whitley is my favorite, by far.
Whitley & I definitely talk just about every day. She’s pretty good for a phone call too. Only I usually call her just because I’m driving & I have nothing important to say. Except for when she’s at work. Which I honestly hold it against her that she doesn’t answer my phone calls when she’s working or watching movies with her husband. Doesn’t she know that I AM the most important person in her life?!!! Geez!
I tend to really “big sister” Whitley. I hope it doesn’t drive her nuts, I just can’t help myself! She’s got some killer hiking skills, she’s great with my kid (all kids really) & you’ve never met someone who cares more about people & who is willing to go the extra mile for a person.
Thomas is my favorite, by far.
Okay, so Thomas is pretty good about the phone calls too.
He lives in the same college town as me, but when he was a senior in high school I told him that as soon as he moved to my town I was going to make him my slave. At which point he promised me that he would enslave Lboy & all future children that I have should I ever make him do anything for me. Yeah, he totally trumped me on that one.
When Thomas was in kindergarten it was my job to walk him to class before heading to my own class room. It was one of my favorite parts of the day. And it wasn’t anything I ever resented! It’s cool that we shared that!
We live about a mile apart & I only see him at Thanksgiving, Christmas, & Easter…at my parents’ house…3 hours away.
John Michael is my favorite, by far.
The baby. I was 8 years old & my mom asked me if I wanted my own bedroom or a new brother or sister. I said I wanted a new brother or sister (good thing huh? She was already pregnant, what if I had said my own bedroom?!! That was a risk!)
This kid can crack you up like no one else & he’s also the smartest person you’ll ever meet. When he was in kindergarten he had a bigger vocabulary than I did in the 8th grade! He’s always blown me away with how intelligent he is, he seriously knows the most random stuff about everything.
He’s good about talking to me on the phone too (like he did this morning & yesterday morning.) We give each other a pretty hard time joking wise. And people always tell us that we are bookends!
He will also be at the same University as Thomas next month. And I will also only see him at Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter…at my parents’ house…3 hours away.
Okay, okay, so you caught me. They’re all my favorites.
As a whole, we 5 stick together. We’re always texting each other an inside joke or something completely crazy that we’ve heard. We get a big kick out of each other that’s for dang sure. I wouldn’t have traded a single one of them for my own bedroom ever!
Thank you Kludgy Mom for your Idea Bank for this post!