I was an only child once. For a very short period of time, 2 1/2 years to be exact, I was the only grandchild on both sides AND the only child. I don’t remember it really, but I’m sure it was heavenly bliss.
Then my parents decided to have another baby and I was no longer the only child. And like every only child turned older sibling, I had to start sharing everything. Sometimes it wasn’t sharing the same item as much as it was having to match my little sister. As in matching overalls, matching flowery dresses, matching bows as big as our heads, etc. We matched for almost every occasion that could possibly exist. 1st day of school, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, last day of school and everything in between. We also had to have matching toys, although that was more because I didn’t want to share and she wanted whatever I had, so therefor we had doubles of everything. You would have thought we were twins.
She drove me absolutely crazy 99% of the time growing up. And the older we got the less I wanted to share or have matching ANYTHINGs. But somewhere around college that all changed. It was almost as if I woke up one day and just decided she wasn’t all that bad after all… that I not only loved her, but she was kind of my bff. That’s when the sharing and the matching started all over again, but not because mom was making us, but because we wanted to share and match. Funny how that works, huh?
So here we are, 27 & almost 25, and having the same clothing in our closets isn’t the end of the world. Actually, when I see her post pictures of something cute it makes me want to borrow it or go out and buy it. A lot of times we accidentally buy the same things without ever discussing it with the other person first…in which case we text each other “GET OUTTA MY HEAD!” Ha!
(click HERE see Kaleigh’s outfit details & read her sisterly story!)
This Sisterly photo shoot actually came about by accident on a day last week when we were in North Carolina and both got dressed wearing striped dresses.
Great minds think alike!