I grew up with my two sisters. Though I was the middle child, I never felt neglected, under-appreciated, or "sandwiched" between my two sisters.
Growing up, we had our share of squabbles and catty fights, just like any other siblings. However, I don't think our parents ever favored one over the other, or interfered in our quarrels. They let us settle our own matters. I always found that when tempers flared, my younger sister would say something cute, and make us all laugh. Our quarrels never lasted for more than a day, often lasting only for minutes.
Brothers Are Different From Sisters
As a mother of two boys, I see a different type of relationship between my two sons. Boys squabble over different issues than girls. The way two brothers bond with each other is different from the way sisters bond.
I watched my sisters grow up into beautiful, capable and confident women. My overprotective older sister grew up to be cautious and risk-averse. She made calculated moves, ensuring that she protected her family at every turn. My younger sister went about her business with an air of nonchalance, seeking new adventures even at great personal risk. She achieved her ambitions early in life, which fueled her aspirations. I often wonder how despite our common childhood experiences, we developed different skills and perspectives.
Your Sister and You Have a Shared Childhood
Many sisters bond over shared childhood experiences, and how these experiences impacted their life. Your sister has shared your journey of life during childhood; the time when personalities get formed. Your sister has seen you in your most vulnerable moments. She knows you nature inside out. She understands you even better than you understand yourself. Who better than your sister to confide your darkest secrets?
Sisters Hold the Mirror Up to Your Face
Need a reality check? Go to your sister. She will mince no words when she has to tell you that you are a boneheaded egomaniac. However, you can rest assured that she is on your side, and she means well. Your arguments with your sister will enable you to think through your decision, and make the right move.
Sisters Can Shield You From the World
The best thing about sisters is that they give you room to make your own mistakes. While your sister may still dangle the threat of squealing to your mother, she will help you when you need her the most. She will protect her family honor by defending you against your enemies.
What Makes Sisters Special
Sisters are God's greatest blessings. You are lucky if you have a sister. Make your relationship special by sharing intimate childhood experiences with your sister. Walk down memory lane as you recount your good and bad childhood memories. Share your views about each other, and get a fresh perspective about yourself. Build an everlasting bond of friendship with these sister quotes. Cherish this bond of sibling love and make your life complete.
Cali Rae Turner
The best thing about having a sister was that I always had a friend.
If you don't understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.
Sisters annoy, interfere, criticize. Indulge in monumental sulks, in huffs, in snide remarks. Borrow. Break. Monopolize the bathroom. Are always underfoot. But if catastrophe should strike, sisters are there. Defending you against all comers.
She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child.
What's the good of news if you haven't a sister to share it?
If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she's wearing your best sweater.
To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confident; it is to have a soul mate for life.
Sisters are probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
My sister taught me everything I need to know, and she was only in the sixth grade at the time.
Marion C Garretty
A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.
What sets sisters apart from brothers and also from friends is a very intimate meshing of heart, soul and the mystical cords of memory.
Charles M Schulz
Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life.
The mildest, drowsiest sister has been known to turn tiger if her sibling is in trouble.
A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life.
Of two sisters, one is always the watcher, one the dancer.
Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.
Husbands come and go; children come and eventually they go. Friends grow up and move away. But the one thing that's never lost is your sister.
A younger sister is someone to use as a guinea pig in trying sledges and experimental go-carts. Someone to send on messages to Mum. But someone who needs you -- who comes to you with bumped heads, grazed knees, tales of persecution. Someone who trusts you to defend her. Someone who thinks you know the answers to almost everything.