Nomination Day

Every woman deserves to be a little sister. Little sisters have all the fun. 

When you’re a little sister you never have to fondly recall the days when your parents were there for you and you alone. You never have to accept a screeching, whining, ugly little baby into your cosy threesome and hear your parents tell you that this is the way it’s going to be forever. You never have to learn to share your toys because they all belong to your big sister anyway. And you never have to worry about forbidden outings. All that argument-inducing nonsense was tried and tested on your elder sibling years before. All a little sister has to do is follow in bigger footsteps, looking sweet, cute and innocent and blaming everything on someone else. Believe me – I’m a little sister.

So to balance things up a bit I have decided that it would be a good idea for us second-born babies to nominate someone outside our family circle whom we would like to have as our own little sister. Someone who has never known the joys and ease of being further down the family line. Someone who has been a big sister all her life.

I had a shortlist of three contenders but have tweaked it down to one last nominee.

I could in fact be her mother because twenty years exactly separate our birth dates. But I certainly don’t feel that generation gap and I hope she doesn’t either.

We love the same things – reading, writing, correct spelling and grammar. We love to sing, to dance, to walk ten thousand steps or more per day. We are both where we are today for exactly the same reason – our hearts.  And her laugh, big and generous or quick and happy, fills my days with joy.

But she’s more adventurous than I ever have been. More courageous and daring. A lone traveller when I am a home buddy. A keen-eyed observer of life when I flitter quickly over the details. A wonderful cook when I make do with average. She’s a clever, interesting, gifted young woman who maybe doesn’t even realise just how special she is and how much I admire her. 

To find out who she is and discover her many talents please take a quick look here: https://larisanjou.com

Why don’t we all nominate a pretend-little-sis today? 

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