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My Daughters Are Sisters

I originally took the photo in my featured image because as I went to tidy up their shoes left exactly like that, it struck me how different they are.

At that exact moment I heard them laughing together in their shared bedroom.

It was one of a million tiny moments in time where my heart swells with love to the point I think it might burst.

I have no idea what they were doing in there that made them both so happy, even if I did I would never truly be able to share in that moment with them because they are each other’s sisters. 

The bond between sisters is one that can never be broken, usurped or even completely understood.

That saying, “Because you have a sister, you will always have a friend” is also so true. I wrote a completely different post recently which touched on life with sisters, but the point of this one is different. It’s not about the life your sister, it’s about the bond. What do I mean?

Here are two examples of my different bonds with two of my sisters. Two different sisters, and two different bonds:

My youngest sister is my half-sister. She lives in the same country as me but due to the size of this country and the distance between where we live, I don’t see her very often and we don’t talk every day. But yesterday I needed her technical help with the WordPress functions on my blog. Despite it being the middle of her working day, and the fact that my kids were singing *read screaming* in the background we spoke on the phone for maybe five minutes and it was like we had seen each other the day before. In actual fact we haven’t seen each other since July last year. It doesn’t matter. We know where each other are. Our bond is ours alone.

My other sister lives in the UK. I haven’t seen her since May 2015 (I think). We went through a lot together the two of us. Like my girls, we are very close in age. For the first 16 years of our lives we did everything together, not always because we wanted to, but because we had to. Our mom and dad divorced when we were very small so we are the only two who know what it was really like. Don’t get me wrong, we had a great up-bringing, what I’m referring to is the visiting, the holidays, the day-to-day life. We may have spent Christmases apart from one of our parents during most of those years, but we always had each other. We skype, message, whatsapp, email, etc. Put it this way … this is us:

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Also us:

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Here is a short, brief, list of things that only sisters will understand:

  • We can communicate without words, a simple narrowing of the eyes or pull of the mouth conveys an entire conversation that no one else will get.
  • We will have each other’s backs ALWAYS!
  • We can b*tch and moan about each other, and quite often at each other, but no one else is allowed to even breathe a bad word about my sister. Seriously! Like, don’t even agree with me, I will cut you!
  • No fight is fiercer or more easily forgotten than one between two sister.

I see these traits every day between my girls, and they are only 5 and 3, it must be because I recognize it from my relationships with my sisters.

With that said, this pic is  extremely relevant to both me and my sister, and my girls! It certainly is not all sugar and spice and all things nice! I also recognize the benefits of being the mother of sisters and being able to exact a little revenge, however juvenile that may be!  79048bd967a5fa9dec94a55057bcbc93

To end off, I am so glad that my daughters have a sister.

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16 thoughts on “My Daughters Are Sisters”

  1. What a fab post. I’m an only child so don’t know what it’s like to have a sister. However, my best friend and I call each other twins and are basically the sisters for each other that we never had ourselves.
    Loved this post.
    Thanks for sharing with #globalblogging

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  2. I was an only child growing up but went on to claim someone as my sister as I got older. I can relate to all of the points you make about my “sister” too so I can only imagine how incredibly powerful the bond must be between actual sisters. It’s lovely that your two children each have that gift. Thanks for linking up with us #DreamTeam x

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  3. I don’t have a sister, so I don’t understand the relationship. But just by watching my girls together, I am sometimes so envious of their bond. It is so gorgeous and beautiful. Even when they want to “kill” each other 🙂 … Thanks for sharing #globalblogging

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  4. I have a younger sister but sadly we don’t have the relationship you had with yours. We have a big age gap, and we are very different. My daughter has an older half sister and a younger brother and I truly hope they have real special sibling bond. As you say, it is something really special. Thanks for joining us at #familyfun xx

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  5. I don’t have a sister, but I do have a brother. We live in different countries (UK and US) and I haven’t seen him in years, but I agree that there’s a special bond between siblings that I don’t want to lose. Need to make more of an effort to stay in touch! #FamilyFun

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  6. I couldn’t possibly imagine my life without my sister. That wasn’t always the case. I’m the baby of the family so I took a lot of punches…but today, we couldn’t be closer. I am also thrilled to have two daughters who are sisters, and almost always in love! Great post. Thanks for joining us on #globalblogging this week! xoxo

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    1. Thanks for commenting. I think adulthood and society interfere with sibling relationships as we got older. But it’s hard to truly break the bond formed in childhood.

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  7. I have two brothers so never had that bond with a sister. I do have two girls though and even at their very young age I see a bond that no one could break. They love each other so much already is so lovely, I often have happy tears when I watch them together! Thanks so much for sharing such a lovely post with #Blogstravaganza xx

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