Monday, November 21, 2011


This Monday Jen chose an interesting list for us mavens of  listicles to make: 10 reasons why you do or do not want more children! OR, if you don’t have kids, 10 reasons why you don’t, including if you ever will.
Having branched off topic last week, I couldn't do it again? Right?
I'm not the rule breaking type, however I couldn't get into this list.
So alas,  I did it again.
I'm still keeping the "kids" topic, but instead this week for listicles, I'm thinking back to Sisters! Sorry Joey. When I was pregnant with Maeve, I did not know if She was a She. I had told those asking that I didn't care. I wanted a healthy and happy baby. That's the morally responsible response, correct? However, deep down in the crevices of my heart I hoped that Mo would be lucky enough to have a sister. When they announced "it's a girl" that cold January night, my own lifetime of shared memories with my sister overwhelmed me as I thought, how lucky for my own girls to have each other.
Sisters are...
1. Playmates
Always having a guest for a tea party or oponent in a game of Candyland.

2. Confidants
Having an ear to whisper, and giggles to share.

3. Stylists
Wardrobes to match and when older "borrow".

4. Partners in Crime
Having an extra set of ears, eyes, and imaginations to torment parents.

5. Cheerleaders
Offering guidance, support, and that cruel dose of reality when needed.

6. Sources of Inspiration
Finding a desire to do what the other has accomplished.

7. Each Others Conscience
Knowing and enforcing the rules, just because it's right.

Jealousy, Envy, and all that jazz, healthy competition (I pray).

9. Nurse
In stolen moments, sharing hugs and kisses.

10. Best Friends
The best gift I have given them, each other.

Happy Birthday Dear Sis!


  1. Love this so very much! I have two girls and I hope and wish and everything else that they will be best friends!

  2. ooooh this is SO sweet. you're so very lucky to have girls who enjoy one another- and to have a sister whom you enjoy as well. i always get so envious of people like you, to be honest. :) sadly i have a better relationship with internet friends than i do my own sister... :(

  3. You're so right - sisters rock.

  4. I feel the same way--if we have another baby, I would love to have another girl.

  5. This is such a sweet post. They look like they have a great relationship.

  6. I love this off-topic topic! Your girls are so cute.

  7. So I come to the end of the list and I tear up. This is so beautiful Jackie!! You can veer of topic anytime, I give you my official seal of approval x
    Happy B'day Jackie's sister and best friend!

  8. Where would I be without my sister? LOST, that's where. Your girls might make each other crazy for a while (ah, adolescence) but in the long run? They're so lucky!! What a nice bday gift to your sister!

  9. Aw, so sweet. I sure do love my sister, and am so grateful for the relationship I had with her growing up and the one I have with her now. Sisters are very special!

  10. This is wonderful! My girls are 2 1/2 years apart, and I've always been so glad they have each other. I didn't have a sister and always wanted one for all the reasons you listed. Your girls look so sweet - love the pictures!

  11. My older sister is my best friend! I'm sure your girls will be too...when they grow up, anyway.
    Love your list, Jackie :)

  12. Aw, beautiful list! I can't imagine life without my sister, she's my best friend.

  13. Those photos are so adorable! I'm glad they're on their way to the same lifelong relationship you share with your sister.

    Happy Birthday to your sister!

  14. That's so sweet. I have to go through life without a sister and will never know what it feels like to have one. Your girls are adorable and will be best of friends forever I'm sure! :)

  15. Yep, that pretty much sums up how I feel about own sister too! (That is, AFTER she went away to college and came back. I learned to appreciate her in her absence.)

  16. Your gals are so adorable.. it's really great to have a sister.

  17. What a lovely post and adorable pictures and ode to sisters. I was separated from my older sister for 27 years... Now we are making up for lost time. Yay!


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