She’s your confidant. She “borrows” your clothes and you never see them again. She spends hours with you huddled under blankets, telling secrets and giggling into the night. She’s the one that you call when you know no one else is going to understand and you feel like your whole world is crashing down around you. She’s supportive, yet brutally honest, the funniest person you know, and drives you crazy at the same time.
She’s your sister.
I had a session this week with two sisters who are just getting started in their lifetime of secrets, barbies, books, and eventually boys. Ava & Kenzie are the cutest little princesses, and oh-so-darling. Although Ava is only six months old, she is such a poser! We had a fun afternoon of giggles, laughing, princess stories, and pretty pink dresses. Kenzie is the BEST big sister and loves her little baby to pieces! She can’t get enough of her sister, and it got me thinking about my relationship with MY kid sister.
We’re the best of friends, and I don’t say that lightly. She has been a fixture in my life since October 1986. We’re thick as thieves, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Spending time with Ava and Kenzie reminded me of Kate & myself- dressing up our cats, hauling them around in home-made “harnesses,” an dancing under the stars in bare feet & nightgowns when we should be sleeping.
I’m so happy for these two little dolls- in each other they have a lifetime of friendship, even though right now Ava is Kenzie’s favourite little toy. In time, they’ll grow older, get bigger, and find strength, comfort and love in each other that they will have nowhere else. Of course, there will be fights, but those will be few and far between and not what they look back on when they are watching their children play together. They’re sisters. They’re together for life.