Thursday, July 24, 2008

Good sister, bad sister.

So have I mentioned that I'm the oldest of four kids? Yeah. It's true. And I take my role quite seriously. Seriously, I help with homework, give dating "advice", have clothing swaps, become a second mom and so on. It's quite tiring from time to time. But you know what?... it's also funny as hell. I've come to realize lately the effect I've had on my siblings and I'd like to share, so here goes:

Good sister: When we watch TV, I sometimes let my brothers pick what we watch.
Bad sister: Last night they picked John and Kate Plus 8 and Supernanny...oh the girliness I've shown them.

Good sister: I make my bed every morning (have to make a good example).
Bad sister: I sleep on top of my comforter...yeah not such a good example.

Good sister: I go to my brother's basketball games to cheer him on.
Bad sister: I get more into the game than he does, yeah I cheer/scream a lot, haha.

Good sister: When the boys were little my sister and I loved playing with them.
Bad sister: And by playing we meant dressing them up like girls and painting their nails, whoops.

Good sister: I try to be a little mature every once and a while to set a good example.
Bad sister: And other times I'm just not :)

Good sister: I listen when my sister has boy problems.
Bad sister: I usually make jokes or don't take her seriously (I'm working on it, I swear!).

Good sister: I like to play board games with the boys from time to time.
Bad sister: Annnnd sometimes I cheat (but shhhh don't tell!)

Good sister: I helped my brothers learn to talk when they were younger.
Bad sister: If you ask the youngest one why he's so cute, he'll say "Because I look like Katelin"...oooooh you love it :)

Good sister: Even if they drive me crazy (which is often these days) I still love my siblings no matter what and hope they'll always look up to me.

happy thursday!


Steve Stenzel said...

HA! Great post!!

Anonymous said...

Aww, what a cute bunch of siblings!

I used to dress up my younger brothers as girls, too. And I pictures to prove it! :)

Amanda. said...

What a great big sis
you are. Even in the bad
sister's allll
out of love!

And um...they are adorable!

rialeilani said...

I'm an only child, so I think it's awesome you spend so much time with your siblings :)

Anonymous said...

Yeah.. uhm.. I dressed my younger brother up in a skirt and my dad FLIPPED. OUT.




LBIC said...

Awe, so cute.

"And by playing we meant dressing them up like girls and painting their nails, whoops."

lmao, i used to do that with my brother when he was little. the only thing was i didn't have a sister so it was just my grandmother (i know) and i dressing my brother up in girl clothes and putting makeup on him.

rs27 said...

I'm glad I didn't have an older sister because i would have liked N' Sync and watched the real world.

Wait I do that now.

That's it!

I have a secret older sister. Sister I will find you!

brookem said...

aww, you and your siblings are so cute! me thinks you'd make a damn good older sis!

Missy said...

This is such a great post! You guys are so cute and I bet you are an awesome big sister.

Jenn said...

I love the bunny ears picture :)

kay* said...

this is a great post! i often think of the influences i have on my 4 younger bros...and they have on me! i'm a firm watcher of the family channel (disney channel) now.

Sarah Marie said...

Aww!! This was so cute! Thanks for sharing your family memories! I think you sound like a GREAT big sis!

jamie said...

Cute pictures!! I am the same way with my little sister, but hey, I figure it's our perogative! :)

Vanessa said...

I'm sure they'll always look up to you, it sounds like you've had serious bonding time.

Dana said...

that was a really sweet, funny post!! It must be nice to be the oldest!! Looks like you're a great Big sis!

Amanda said...


And sleeping on top of your comforter is not a bad example. It's merely a time saver!

saray said...

lovely skirt.. great DIY

Nanette said...

Very sweet!

Wickedly Scarlett said...

What a gorgeous family you make!! Lucky parents :)

Also, cracking up at the image of you sleeping on top of your comforter!!!

Fabulously Broke said...

I love this post.. I wish my siblings and I were just as cute as you and your sibs :)

Anil P said...

Made for fun reading :)

Bayjb said...

I really liked this. I think you're a great sister! Even the "bad" things aren't so bad ;)

Susie said...

Awww this was so cute. And you have a seriously adorable family. I want to steal your little brother!! I promise I won't though. At least I'll try not to.

Princess Pointful said...

Aw! What a gorgeous family!

well-intentioned heartbreaker said...

awe - i love this post. adorable.