Song of the Day: Best Song Ever by One Direction
My youngest sister loves this song and One Direction in general. That may just be my fault… Ahem. But she calls them “Ay Woosh” for some odd reason.
Anyway, the two lovely people in the photo are my younger sisters: Nadire, who’s 16, and Keira, who just turned 2. By the way, my brother’s name is Josh. How unfair is that?
Nadire looks a lot like me, as you can see. People actually think we’re twins despite our four-year age gap.
Ever since I could remember, I we had to share a room. That was alright until I turned fifteen and I wanted my own space. I was not fond of her being around all the time and secretly “borrowing” my clothes. I know, I’m such a girl.
I never actually appreciated her until I left for university when I was 18 and I finally had my own space. I missed her and managed to call her every once in a while just to check up on her. I was in “big sister” mode when I was away from her since she was starting high school, which can be pretty cruel at times. While I’m on leave from university I’m living with her – in separate rooms – and we get along quite well.
We turn into thirteen-year-old girls while we’re together. We blast the Backstreet Boys, laugh at old cartoons, we fight over video games, we play in kiddy playgrounds, and just do whatever we did as children. I’m almost sure we annoy everyone around us. Eh, who cares?
I guess what I’m trying to say is that being an older sister is difficult. I have to deal with two younger sisters who know exactly what to do to get on my nerves. But that’s the whole part of the job. I used to hate it but these days I love having this responsibility. I have the opportunity to influence them in a way that no one had ever done for me.
I have this tendency to “adopt” so to say younger children as my quasi-siblings. I just want to try to do everything I can to help them. I’m actually going to volunteer at the local Children’s Center in the next week or two! I don’t know… I love being an older sister. It comes with so many responsibilities but it’s so rewarding.