On Having Older Sisters
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On Having Older Sisters

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On Having Older Sisters
Angela Gorski

" Sisters by chance, best friends by choice".. I never knew how true this could be- until now.

I do not know how thrilled my then 10 and 7-year-old sisters were when they learned of another sister being added to the bunch. One was not the baby anymore, and one was becoming the "free babysitter"; a job most older siblings despise. I came, and of course along with my entrance to the world came teasing, and laughter, and the new "baby of the family" title, but I now would not want to have it any other way.

Most think that I would have a distant relationship with my sisters as they are at such different stages of life, but they could not be more wrong.

Having them is like having 2 Mrs. George's from the movie Mean Girls; they were my "cool moms". They befriended my friends, bought me things, drove my friends and I around, cheered me on from the sidelines and dealt with my pre-teen self even though they were near or in their twenties already.

They gave me a funny look when I asked to be driven to my first high school party, laughed as I talked about my horribly difficult life as a 14-year-old, and held on for their lives as they taught me how to drive. They still give me a look when I ask for them to cover for me, but they do it anyway. They watched me grow and change, and despite it all, they loved me still.

As I have grown, I not only have sisters but best friends and people who I can tell my deepest thoughts and secrets to. I have personal shoppers, and closets full of clothes to steal, and bags of makeup to borrow. I have girls who have been through everything I have, and girls to hug and listen when I'm down because they've been through the exact same things. They still love me even when I make mistakes, and laugh when I do the same stupid things they did as teenagers. I don't think I'll ever get sick of the repetitive car rides to our favorite restaurants for sister dates, or the FaceTime calls that have become all too familiar; they're not always a room away anymore. We fight and say we hate each other, but truth is I could not live without them. They raised me, and loved me, and taught me that the best things in life aren't what you gain along the way, but what's been there since the beginning.


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