A G-Big's Thoughts During Big/Little Week
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A G-Big's Thoughts During Big/Little Week

You have to admit, it's tough watching your Little love someone else.

A G-Big's Thoughts During Big/Little Week
Bry Carter

Ah, Big/Little week, what a wonderful time. As a Little Sister, this week is a lot like Christmas morning. You're constantly showered with gifts and anonymous messages of love and you're all excited for the "big" reveal at the end of the week when you finally find out who your Biggie is.

As a Big Sister, this week is equally as excited but slightly more stressful. It's so fun crafting and buying things for your little (well, it's fun seeing their faces when they open their gifts, anyway) and you're beyond ready to reveal yourself to them and watch them joyously run into your arms. For those of us who are not taking a Little, we enjoy sitting back and watching everything unfold. It's the best of both worlds -- knowing who everyone's Big is and watching the new members guess, and helping the Bigs plan their gifts and reveal.

However, amidst all the laughing, planning, and guessing is a teary-eyed older member realizing that once reveal happens she's officially a Grand-Big. Her very own Little, whom she raised up and grew so close to since the two became a duo, is spreading her wings and taking on the role of Big Sister.

Please don't misunderstand me, I'm SUPER excited to be adding to this amazing family and I already love my Grand-Little so much. But, I have to admit, it's tough watching your Little love someone else. Here are just a few of a G-Big's thoughts on Big/Little week.

The second your Little finds out who her soon-to-be Little is

Shopping for your G is just as fun as shopping for your Little!

When your Little is worried her future Little won't like her.

Your Little is perf and you have no doubt that your G-Little will love her just as much as you do, but it's your job now to calm her nerves and reassure her that she's, in fact, awesome.

The times you want to crash the Big/Little parties.

Crashing a lunch date with your Little and her future Little is pertinent to ensuring that you aren't forgotten once your family grows, and you obviously have to pop in on any gift givings or car taggings.

When your Little is mingling with her soon-to-be Little

You're so happy that they're bonding over their favorite Starbucks drink and all, but sitting there all alone just waiting for your Little to come back and fill you in on how perfect your future G is totally kills you.

Secretly freaking out halfway through the week.

Will your G love you as much as you love her? Will she and your Little get along perfectly? Will they completely forget about you and run away together living happily ever after???

Reminding your Little that you still exist.

You're trying to squeeze in some final quality time before your beloved Little is preoccupied with someone younger and cooler than you.

Spending the nights alone, not crafting for a Little.

Watching everyone else scramble around finishing canvases and wrapping gifts for their Littles makes you feel weird to not be doing the exact same thing.

When your little remembers that you exist

Okay, so she hasn't forgotten about you, and she never will. But, ya know, it's nice to be reminded every once in a while that you're still relevant.

And on the night of reveal when you're just as excited as your Little.

This is the part of the week that feels like Christmas morning for you. There's no feeling quite like adding to your Greek family, and you're so excited to stand behind your Little and watch her welcome home your perfect G-Little.

Being a future G-Big during Big/Little week is tough. When all the soon-to-be Bigs are spending their nights crafting, and when my Little is gushing over how perfect my future G is I feel a little left out. But, I am so proud of my Little and I know she is going to make the most amazing Big Sister, and I am more than ready to step back and watch their relationship flourish -- as long as they promise to let me crash some lunch dates and steal some quality time with each of them.

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