If you have siblings, you know the ups and downs of having to live with each other. You know how having them in your life affects you as a person, and you know the special bond that you have. For me, I have two sisters, Lauren and Mia. They’re probably the most important people in my life (obvz my mum and dad are too but you know what I mean), and I can’t imagine my life without them. So, I decided to write a little post about why having them in my life is the best. These girls mean the world and more to me, so why not brown nose a little?
Going to state a very blunt and true fact here: Mia and I hated each other at one point. I was an immature teen going through the ~changes~ and Mia was a kid who was pretty annoying in my mind. We’ve both grown up, and we’re so close. Stupidly close. We talk about everything, she comes and gets in bed with me and we chat about the most random things and we’ve even shared some pretty real stuff with each other. She asks me for advice, she keeps me current and cool. We hang out all the time and I’d go as far as to call her my best friend.
Yes, we fall out, all siblings do, but we make up not long after and we get over it. I love having a little sister, and as a little sister myself, I know how it feels to have an older sister. Because I have Lauren. I think that I’ve always looked up to her, without really realising it sometimes too. She’s the typical older sibling, you know like in American sit coms or tween movies, where the main protagonist has the cool, smart, hot older sibling? That’s Lauren, she’s the cool, smart, hot older sibling. She’s the brains of the family, and I go to her about everything too. If I have a question, I ask her, if I want her opinion on a pair of jeans I saw in Asos, I go to her, and she recently had her first baby, so I get really cute videos and pics of my niece.
So, what do my sisters and I have in common?
I actually think it’s amazing that my parents created three individual humans, and even though we have a lot of common ground, we’re all completely different people to each other. Lauren is a very feminine woman, her favourite colour is pink and she could spend her entire wage in Laura Ashley, whereas Mia is a little more in between, she relates to me in terms of liking rock music and having a more edgy (and all black), wardrobe, but also we clash when it comes to her taste in other things, such as specific YouTubers and her interest in making things she saw on an Instagram video one time, which she definitely doesn’t have in common with Lauren either, since I’ve never known Lauren buy liquid latex and make (impressive) fake wounds.
But although having polar opposite tastes to each other, we do obviously have a lot of common ground, and when I tell people things about my sisters and things that they do, I sometimes get the “But you do that as well, don’t you?” which will stagger me in amazement that actually, yes, I do those things and it is quite funny. An example of this would be how cocky Mia is, and how cocky I can be, as well as our sarcasm being along the same lines, Mia jokes about being the perfect human, to which my friends have told her, “Could you be anymore like your sister?”
If it wasn’t for Lauren, I wouldn’t really care for bands like Kings of Leon and I wouldn’t be that interested in the Kardashians, and reality TV at all, it’s also thanks to Lauren that I’ve been able to see where I’ve been in the wrong as a stroppy teen after falling out with my parents. But I also wouldn’t be terrified of horror movies thanks to her making me watch them back when we had Sky Horror in our shared bedroom in ’09. Thanks Loz. The same way that, thanks to Mia, I wouldn’t have someone to act childish with and let my childish characteristics out, we both like cartoons and comics and we act silly when we hang out, but I also wouldn’t be afraid of the dark thanks to her too, our “hide and seek in the dark” games really creeped me out. I no longer sleep in the dark.
With my sisters being my best friends, and the people I hold dearest, I never have the time to feel lonely. I’ve admitted before that I like to do things on my own, I’m happy to go shopping on my lonesome and I quite like walking to the shops on my own too, but I don’t like to do it all the time, and with sisters, it’s pretty easy to organise a meal or a shopping date. Also, now that Lauren has her baby, there’s even more excuses to see each other, and one more person to be excited about hanging out with.
I can’t imagine a world without my sisters
It’s true, I can’t imagine what life would be like if I didn’t have Lauren and Mia. It would be a lot quieter that’s for sure, since these two are constantly singing at the top of their voices, but if that wasn’t there anymore for some reason, I’d definitely miss it. I actually missed sharing a room with Lauren for the first few months after she moved out, and I was genuinely a little bit gutted when she told me she was moving out. I also feel a little bit lonely when Mia isn’t in the house when I am, I like our banter and annoying her by going in her room when she’s on FaceTime to her buddies.
I also can’t imagine not having snuggles off Mia, as she’s gotten older she’s become a lot less weary of giving me a hug, (might be the fact that I won’t smack her for no reason these days), but when she’s in the mood for some Georgia affection, it’s sweet and we talk about the most random things as if we’re best friends in school or something. I also don’t think I would’ve gone through my typical high school fall outs easily if it wasn’t for Lauren, the amount of times she’s had to defend me as a kid and a teenager are uncountable, she’s always been there for me as the protective sister, and even earlier this year when someone upset me and I phoned her in a right state, her sisterly instincts kicked in and she was really mad for me. It’s things like this that make me feel a sense of love that I don’t think anybody else would be able to provide, because the bond you have with your sisters isn’t like anything else. It’s special, and no other person on the planet has it in them to replace it.
I have a lot to be thankful for with my sisters, and if it wasn’t for having them around, I know that my world would definitely not be the same.
So, as you can probably tell from how much I’ve written and the words that I wrote, I love my sisters. I feel very fortunate to have them in my life, and very fortunate to have the type of relationship with them that I have, sisters really are a blessing, and they’ve both taught me so much. Also, I hope that if they read this they don’t think I’m a soppy so and so – I just felt like giving you some (very public) loving!