The Older Younger Sister

Date
Jun, 13, 2019

By Cudjoe

 

I am a product of a blended household. In ascending order of all the children, I am number six, but separately I am one of two. For most of my life, I have been an older sister to my younger sister. Of course, my siblings were around, but we were apart for some time with different upbringing contributing to the different personalities we all share.

Being an old sister has its perks, I must say, but being a younger sister is even more fun. I remember when a family friend will give my sister and I money, and I would trick her into giving me half of hers. Gosh, those were the days, where people really gave you money for visiting your parents and for being a kid.

For what it’s worth, I’m not a kid anymore, but I am someone’s younger sister, and I take this role seriously. So serious, that I became the brat that I am when I went to see my older sister in San Diego, well sort of brat-ish. So let me tell you about this sister of mine, she is a mix of my younger sister and I. She has a big heart; she’s loving, spontaneous, adventurous, and caring but is sometimes misunderstood.

She picked me up from the airport, presenting me with options to choose from for food and drinks. By the way, it was about 8 am on a sunny Thursday and I was already looking forward to my first drink for the day, so a flight of mimosas was an excellent start of the day along with my breakfast plate of French toast, eggs, and salmon since I had given up on meat for 40 days, Yay me.  She surprised me with a spa retreat at Glen Ivy Hot Springs; unfortunately, I partially enjoyed it because I was working, but it was the best place to unplug and relax. I would go back again if time permits.

 

Hanging with my sister in her city is always fun-filled; she was my photographer and took me to cool spots around town to get some awesome photos for my blog.  We did so much in such a short time considering my trip was about my nephew, but as you can tell it was more about hanging with the big sis, which was great as well. We went hiking on the three sister’s trail, lunch at this amazing Thai restaurant (Amarin), went to the sugar factory and Little Italy. Although I am not a fan of San Diego weather, I’m a huge fan of spending quality time with family and friends and this time was priceless.

 

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