Me and my sisters are all very close in age. There is 16 months between me and my older sister and 27 months between me and my younger sister. We all grew up together, very close, sharing clothes, socialising together and even working together at some point. Of course, with 3 girls there will always be arguments and fall outs but, surprisingly, for us there was not many at all. We all got on and still do, we are all really close and if there are any problems we usually turn to each other for support. I always tell this to my girls, ‘friends will come and go throughout your life but your sister will be there for life. Look after each other.’ Obviously they are too young to understand but I have no doubt that they will forever remain close.
Me and my sisters were lucky to all have babies at similar times – well out of 4 babies only one was planned! Meme came first in 2010, my younger sister’s little girl G followed in 2012, My Harri was next in 2013 followed finally by a boy – F in 2014 to my eldest sister. As you can imagine it was a busy few years!
Although me and my sisters had each other we didn’t have any close cousins who were of the same age, it was never a problem as we didn’t know any different but I feel my girls are so lucky to have their cousins. We see everyone most weeks, piling to nana’s for lots of crazy fun. It is hectic and noisy and of course we have lots of bickering but they just love seeing each other. Meme loves bossing everyone around and helping with the little ones. G and Harri are like peas in a pod with only 9 months between them, they are very mischievous running around causing trouble. Our lovely F toddles about following the girls, making noise and giggling, he is a sweetheart.
It is all so lovely see. I love that they are all going to grow up and make memories together. I hope they always remain close, I can imagine when they are all 18 going out together, sharing clothes (well maybe not F), looking out for each other having fun just like me and my sisters.
Let me introduce you to… the next generation.