When we say siblings the first thing that comes to our mind are our immediate brothers and sisters. We are with them 24*7 sharing almost everything right from parents and after the initial sibling rivalry subsides they usually become our best friends for life. My story is no different when it comes to my baby sis! She is no more a baby, but she will forever be that for me!
Another set of siblings are the cousins! We are a mad bunch and have had some amazing time growing up! Even today when we catch up, we can talk endlessly about the numerous summer holidays we spent together while boring our partners to death! That still doesn’t stop us, and we continue to yap, but that’s a different story!
My friend for life – Baby sis
When she came home, I was a bit lost and all the attention she got did get me a bit jealous. But I still remember vividly when a certain neighbor’s daughter started frequenting our house to play with my baby sister I felt a certain ownership and responsibility towards my sister. Not letting the other girl play with her became my mini-mission! But it was also because of that incident probably that I ended up taking a lot of care of my sister (or that’s what I would like to believe, after all this is my blog post and I get to be the heroine!)
However as years passed, she was also my partner in crime, my sounding board or my partner to discuss important matters – right from Which dress to wear to Should I marry this guy?
This quote summarizes my thoughts well
“Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there”
I still remember the times when I was delayed from my friends get-together, she was the one who would give me a heads-up of the mood at home ( read mom’s temper) and every time we went shopping, I relied on her to help me pick!
Now we live in different cities and don’t really have the time to call every day, but we know if there is a need, the first person to know about it will be each other!
Cousins – The mad bunch Siblings
I completely agree with the above quote. We know our family and that’s what makes our bond stronger. We are grateful that our families ensured we met every summer, even if we lived in different cities and those were the best days of my life!
We loved reading and there was a time when we found mystery in everything! After reading Nancy Drew, we were so sure that the beggar who had come to collect alms was a member of a gang and she was recceing the place to strike later! We even followed her, sadly she went to a close by temple and stayed there eating her recently gained snacks and drinking some tea!
Our ancestral home is old with a lot of corridors, interconnected rooms and old fashioned lofts! We were convinced that the dusty old lofts and store rooms hold key to some magical treasures! We never found anything except for loads of books, but still that was a fun scavenger hunt!
The age when suddenly all girls are allergic to boys and vice-versa also saw some epic banters with parents and grandparents trying to intervene. But nothing went beyond a week and those banters today form the basis of some great stories.
Being undercover sleuths to creating epic meal spread; Staying up all night under the stars to building tents in the orchard; Trying our hand at planchet and then worrying what if the ghost didn’t return to the other world and stayed put in our hideout; to coming up with some crazy experiments just to prove a point – we have done it all!
The best part was in all our brilliant plans and ideas we were all together. Nobody ever questioned the idea or thought; it was always all for one and one for all! I am blessed and grateful to have a sister and a mad bunch that I can trust my life with!
I recently came to know that there is a Siblings Day! I guess for us, every meet-up is a Siblings Day. These are my #Siblingstories some fun, some wacky but all extremely endearing! Do you have a mad bunch with whom you are never afraid of being your own true self?
#SiblingStories is a blogging train hosted by Ila Varma in collaboration with the Brand Ang Tatva. Thirty esteemed bloggers from blogging fraternity have joined hands to participate in the Blog train for #SiblingTalk reviving the sweet and tickling hours spent with loving siblings and revive golden memories of the past. I received the baton from Shilpa Trivedi and now read next series of #SiblingStories contributed by Prerna Wahi.