Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Siblings Are Not Friends

Siblings are not friends. We do not choose them. We get them like unsolicited mail, and we're stuck with them for a lifetime. We don't pick our siblings in the schoolyard, at a teen party, or during a spin class at the gym. Though we rarely hear of young children begging their parents not to have a baby, stories abound of those who desperately want a little sister or brother. Either way, some of us end up with a houseful of siblings while others with none at all.

Siblings are not friends. Yet if we're lucky, we're able to build friendships with our siblings in childhood, adolescence, even adulthood. Friendships rich in a shared past and strong enough to overcome the inevitable baggage most families seem to accumulate. Friendships of binding love and honesty, mutual respect and admiration, shared interests and activities.

Siblings are not friends. But they can be. Please bring your siblings and friends to join me for a special reading to celebrate National Siblings Day.

6504 20th Ave NE
Seattle, WA  98115
Sunday, April 10th
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  


Jan said...

You're so right. My sister's about as different from me as you can imagine! Good luck at the reading!

arleen said...

Thank you, Jan. The differences are interesting, aren't they? And yet sometimes I think it's those differences that make the relationships with our siblings so special.