Siblings can be a pain at times, but ChanelChang shares that hers is a blessing.
With all the commotion of the much anticipated return of our favourite shows like ‘My Kitchen Rules’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’ and not to mention that small competition (only joking) in Te Arawa last weekend, Matatini. I’m sparing a thought for all those newbie University students who are attending ‘O week’. All those fresh faced post-teenage students who made it through the harsh realities of high school, full of hopes and dreams for the future are given one last party to prepare themselves for the next three or so years of assignments every four weeks and exams twice a year. Yes university is about to kick start all over again and for some it could be the best times of their life and for others a never-ending spiral of headaches and sleep deprivation.
University was awesome, I loved meeting new people who could hold an intellectual conversation and some who just made you laugh. It was like high school but with smarter kids and teachers who didn’t chase you for homework everyday, and there was that added bonus of being an adult, so once your assignments were done and dusted you could go off and celebrate, what’s not to love?! Well this year my fresh faced younger sister starts her journey as a newbie. Although she’s nervous, I have no doubts about her abilities – well she does come from a pretty good gene pool!
I hit the jackpot when it comes to sisters. Ok, I’ll admit when I first met my sister I wasn’t overly keen on sharing my toys or my Papa and I made her aware of it daily! We all grow up fighting with our siblings and if you have a younger sister you’ll know what I mean, they’re always in your stuff, in your room and ALWAYS in your business! But I guess I had it easy, no matter how many fights we had (I always won) she would never hold a grudge, especially when I took her out for coffee or lunch (she’s a foodie like me – awesome gene pool!). But I won’t lie, we’ve had our ups and downs and I’d like to say we grew up and we love each other. I must admit it she’s pretty awesome, she works hard and she studies her butt of to get the best grades (and nerd as a nickname) she’s the selfless type of sister that looks after my kids when I want to go out on a date with my husband or when I need a break and will happily take payment of a big dinner and pudding. She’s such a gentle and loving person with a natural motherly instinct and she’s the only person my husband trusts with our kids, so she was an easy choice as our girls’ godmother. I can’t lie I have it pretty good with my sister.
I love my sister and proud of all that she’s achieved so far. I hope that my daughters will have the bond I have with my sister. Yeap, they are bound to have endless arguments about pointless things but I hope they get to enjoy each others’ company and realise that one of their best friends in life will be their sister. If you have a sister give her a call or a text and tell her you love her, for no reason at all other than the fact she’s your sister.