Wednesday, September 22, 2010

When you're a boy with a big sister . . .

  • You occasionally get roped into playing the Pretty Pretty Princess Game
  • You know how to dress Polly Pockets
  • You occasionally sit in a pink car seat
  • You can name all the Disney princesses
  • You will always know when you stink because she will announce it, loudly!
  • You've had your toe nails painted
  • You know the difference between "girl blue" and "boy blue"
  • You've worn hair bows
  • You have not only a mom, but a little mommy just a few years older than you
  • You drive around "fighting the bad guys" on a pink toy car
  • You learn that threatening to take a dolly will elicit screams from your sister
  • You always have someone ready to read you a story, whether you want her to or not
  • You pray and thank God for her nearly every day because even as a 3 year old, you get it, that a sister is an amazing gift!

A toast once heard: "To my big sister, who never found her second Easter egg until I'd found my first." ~Robert Brault

"An older sister is a friend and defender - a listener, conspirator, a counsellor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too." ~Pam Brown

I am so thankful my kids have each other; it is such a blessing to watch their relationships grow and see the joy and love they add to each other's lives!

Find more Thankful Thursday and Thursday Thirteen.


  1. Loved this poor son has three older sisters (aka "Mommies). ha ha! He does love them, though, and they all ADORE him! He has totally played the Pretty Pretty Princess game, numerous times, and today they played Barbies. However, I rested a bit more assured (and a tad disturbed I must say) when left alone with said Barbie...he undressed her, looked at her a second, and then kissed her face. It was then that I asked to take Barbie back to the dollhouse. Still processing that one...not sure how I feel about it yet. :) I'll never forget what one person told me when we found out our fourth was a boy...they said "He'll be such a great husband someday, understanding women so well!" That's a great thought.

  2. What a cute post! My son has 2 older sisters (26 & 24) - he's almost 17 now, and they are still Momma's to him. We are truly blessed to have children who love each other!
    Happy TT.

  3. What a great post! I love the last picture!

  4. So true!

    Our sons will make great husbands someday.

  5. Love this post..siblings and their love for one another.

    Have a blessed week.

  6. Oh I loved this....haha...soo true. My dil again I am sure could soo identify with this. Have a wonderful day...HUGS

  7. Ha! Found your blog from THE LIST :) - we're adopting siblings with Gladney too. I have three kids 7, 5, & 2.5 (girl, boy, boy) and my 5 year old could say almost all of those things around his 3/4 year old years. Now that he's 5, his sister ALSO knows all of the star wars movies and characters along with most of the super heroes, and I laugh a lot at the two of them. And loved your post on three kids too!


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