Dear Kid,

Today is National Sibling Day.

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll still be there. ~Amy Li DearKidLoveMom.comWe don’t get to choose our siblings. We just “get” them. Or they get us, depending on how the timing works.

Whether we “get” (as in understand) them or not, depends on the siblings in question. And the questions the siblings ask.

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. ~Marion C. Garretty

Many of us feel very protective of our sibs. We pick on our sibling, pushing every button possible (and a few we’re not entirely sure even exist), but if someone else even looks at our sibling cross-eyed, we slam into protective mode. As in, That’s MY sister—back off or DIE. Painfully. If there is any murdering to be done, I will be the one to do it, thank you very much.

Big sisters are the crab grass in the lawn of life. ~Charles M. Schulz

Sometimes brothers and sisters are best friends. Sometimes they’re best strangers. Most of the time they’re somewhere in between.

But the wonderful thing is that brothers and sisters are family. They’re part of the fabric of your life.

Call Text your sister.

Love, Mom