I have the utmost amazing privilege of having not one, but TWO moms. No, my mom is not a lesbian (and it would be okay if she was), but both my mom AND my sister parent me on the daily. My sister is 23-years-old, but boy, does she act like she is wise and old and know's just about everything there is to know about life and believes it is her DUTY to enlighten me with all of this knowledge.
My sister, Katherine, who might I add is only three years older than me, is my second mom. She calls me daily to check up on me, she mourns with me when I do poorly on a test, and gets upset with me when I go out on a Tuesday. Although she was in college a mere 11 months ago, she continues to act as though she did not just graduate.
Sometimes I contribute my sister's motherly instincts to an identity crisis. She just graduated college and she is holding on to the one true thing that is familiar - bossing around her little sister. I also think it comes out of love as well.
The only time I curse her is when both her and my mom are parenting me for the same exact thing. Do you ever do something wrong and you get in trouble for it and everything just feels like it's crashing down? Yeah, because same. But for me, I not only get in trouble with my mom, but I then deal with the wrath of my sister - and I truly do not know which one is worse.
Okay okay, all jokes aside, I think I need to take a second and give my sister a little bit of credit, for the large amount of love that she gives me.
The thing that I appreciate most about her, is she supports every weird and crazy idea that I have ever had. Sometimes I'll wake up and text her saying I want to go to law school. And rather than picking fun at my spur-of-the-moment idea, she encourages me to try.
She also is the one person that I can rely on in life. Throughout my life, I have had a lot of people let me down - whether it be boys, flaky friends, or my parents sometimes. However, she has never let me down. She gives me honest opinions about what clothes I should buy and helps me decide what my major and minor should be. Whether the task is large or small, she's always there to help me out.
Katherine annoys the living LIFE out of me. but I do not say it lightly when I say I do not know what I would do without her - it's cliche, but it's true.
Kat, if you're reading this, I know I don't say it often, but I love you! Thank you for being my second mom. You're the best.