26 January 2011

Things and Thoughts on Siblings

Me: "Melbourne's weather is bewildering to the average immigrant - hence the seasonally confused outfit!"
My husband: "I am just going to stand here and look cute and these baby pants will sell like hot cakes"
The lovely ladies at Harvest have blogged a profile and interview featuring me and my nose in profile today. I think they are lovely to feature ex-students! I am kind of slowly wilting away on the inside because I can't do the Harvest workshop with Dylan Martorell  - I love him! But if you can, you should!!! Book at the link above!
And how cool is Dylan's name anyway. His surname reminds me of dark chocolate. 

For various reasons I've been thinking about siblings lately. I have an older sister and the older I get, the more grateful I am for our relationship. We have evolved from two kids who were at each other's throats 24/7 (I nearly bit her boob off once - that's the kind of fighting we're talking here) to the best of friends we are now. We talk almost every day and seek each other's guidance in all our life choices. It's such a gift to have such a great relationship with a sister or a brother. I think having a sibling is so important. It sets you up with a healthy base for forming relationships I think, and having a healthy attitude to competition (and learning when and where competitiveness is inappropriate too). I also have my cousin who is like a bonus older sister as well. I have friends who are disappointed in their siblings or can't seem to find access to them. I wonder how and why this happens. I think being an older sibling comes with responsibilities - my sister was very good at meeting them and used to very patiently let me sleep in her bed for years when I was little. She did really look after me. I like being the young one. I used to think it was the worst thing in the world, but I've grown to like it. How bout choo?

PS: I hope your Australia Day was nice. I like having a day off. I am watching too much Tennis. Glad I'm not the only one.

Edit: The Dylan Martorell class was already held - it just goes to show that I am clearly out of it and should go back to hibernate!


Tania said...

Me and my siblings are STILL growing into each other. There's twelve years between my sister and me – there's a bit to catch up on.

PS. Sadly I'm also still watching 1981 tennis.

JoeyNomad said...

I am totally fascinated by sibling relationships for some reason - just seem to the relationships that change the most dramatically with age and everything else. I think age difference makes a huge difference too!

Emma - Harvest Textiles said...

Hiya Tina. You can stop wilting about Dylan's class because it has already been held so there is no chance that you could attend! We might have to get him in for another one some time huh? Em x

JoeyNomad said...

Oh heavens what's wrong with me. Don't answer that. I hope the class was awesome and that we'll get some pictures on the blog soon! x

Maree Rose said...

I have also found a true soulmate in my sister and like you it hasn't always been like this. It makes me feel so secure knowing that I have her to talk to about my decisions. Thank god for growing up and our babies that bought us closer together.