No I did not have a love child that none of you knew about, I am talking about my younger sister (some of you may remember her as she use to blog before school got absolutely crazy and she decided school was much more important).
Way back in 2008 my sister made the fateful and irrational decision to move in with Terry and I. Yeah, I don’t know what she was thinking either….but crazy does run in our family! It was originally just going to be a year, then two years and now, after signing her FIRST official lease on her very own apartment today, she is officially moving out the beginning of January which will be exactly 3 ½ years of living together. To be honest I can’t believe how fast it has gone! It doesn’t seem like it has been that long and then again sometimes it does seem that long.
As some of you may know, my sister is 8 years younger than me and when I went away to college I missed out on a good chunk of time with my sister. Yes, I was around for the important things like holidays and birthdays but I wasn’t around for all the everyday things that happen. So when the idea presented itself for her to move into our spare bedroom, I think we were both excited to regain some of our “missed” time together and I think we did just that.
We have had lots of fun and have laughed a TON together….I mean tears coming from our eyes laughter! We have also had disagreements and arguments that have silenced us for days. We have cooked some delicious meals together while also ordering take out after some not so delicious attempts at cooking. We have pigged out to the point of getting sick and have gotten sick of dieting. We have shared holidays, birthdays, and every day in between. I have been with her through new relationships and breaking up bad relationships. I have been witnessed to long nights of studying and all her frustrations and successes with school. I have offered TONS of advice; some sought after and more probably unwanted. And this last year she was with me during my pregnancy and the birth of her nephew and has been able to see him these last 10 weeks everyday….the two of them are best friends already and he totally has her wrapped around his tiny finger!
And with all that said, I think we both agree wholeheartedly that it is time.
It is time for us BOTH to move on.
We are actually both excited that we are not living together anymore. Not because we are sick of each other, but because it has been good and we want to leave it at that. However it is time for us to be apart for awhile and start our “new” lives. Her - graduating from college, getting her own place and living on her own. Me – with my husband and son and our new life as a family. Seriously, the timing is perfect and that is why we are both ready and excited to go our “separate” ways. And by separate I don’t mean THAT separate…she will still live in the same small town and, um, we work together! But now when I see her we can ask how each other is doing instead of just knowing because we are always around each other. We can talk on the phone or make plans to go out and catch up over lunch or dinner. We can be sisters and not roommates.
I have to say I am looking forward to this a lot and I am sure Terry is as well so he can go back to walking around the house naked! I am ready to have our house “back” as three adults, three cats and now a baby in a small two bedroom home is a bit much. And I am excited for Kristen to now have her very own place, where she can walk around the house naked if she wants! I am excited to see her on her own because if I have seen just one thing these past 3 ½ years, it is that she is an amazing young women and I know she is going to be amazing as she finds herself and starts her “new” life on her own!
So congrats to you my sisters! I am SO excited for you! And I expect you to invite us over for a home cooked meal within 48 hours after you move into your new place.
P.S. I wrote a
hilarious very serious post HERE when she first moved in about all
the rules she had to obey. She didn’t
follow them, and that is why she ended up in the basement. Lesson learned, right K.?! :)