Friday, August 08, 2008

A Tale of Two Sisters

Once upon a time, on a sunny August afternoon, a girl spent hours filling up a box with warm water. She worked up quite a sweat filling each pail with water, dragging the pails, and dumping them into the box. She called this box her "hot tub." The girl was very happy in her "hot tub."



The very happy girl had a very curious baby sister. The baby sister was always two steps behind her. The baby sister, a woman of little words, happily made her way into the "hot tub" unannounced.


At first, the girl was quite happy sharing her "hot tub" with her baby sister. The two girls giggled and squealed and enjoyed each others company. Life was good for them both, in the "hot tub."


Moments later. The baby sister, still high on Ben and Jerry's mango sorbet, started to cause a bit of unannounced chaos.

Swish
. Splash. Splosh.


The mother of the two beautiful girls observed the chaos behind her camera lens and did not intervene. Sometimes it is more important to let a story develop on it's own and wait for the moral or lesson learned. The mother silently giggled.


The girl had enough of her baby sister and screamed for her to stop. The baby sister, a woman of little words, did not give in. The girl held up her hands in protest, hoping that body language would be understood by the baby.


Words failed. Body language failed. The defeated girl left the baby sister, a woman of little words, alone in the "hot tub."


It was on this sunny August afternoon, that the girl learned that her sister was a force to be reckoned with. She did not like it.


Moments later, after another round of Ben and Jerry's mango sorbet the girl's world was okay again. However, she will always remember the day she learned that her baby sister was no longer a baby, but a real sister.

And. In this world. They lived happily ever after. The sisters never had another argument, always shared clothes, exchanged only loving words, and vowed to be the best of friends.

The end.

116classy comments:

Jeni said...

This post was just too cute and funny! Wouldn't it be fantastic though if the sisters did just that too -never fought again? But then too, how boring would that be -for them, for you, for us reading your blog too!???

zdoodlebub said...

Very cute. Some may tell you to keep dreaming, but not I! I shall say, Hold on to your optimism!

Chelsea said...

I love it. I'm a big sister too.

Smoochefrg said...

That's too cute.

Nap Warden said...

Yeah...good luck with that ending;)

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

I'm with nap warden on this one.

thethirddegree said...

Uhm, it was all fantastic until I read the last paragraph and realized that you are dreaming! LOL

They're so cute, m'dear!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

I'm the oldest out of 4 siblings. I was not so nice when I was a youngin'

LaskiGal said...

The ending . . . the pics. Classic.

Read it again, OHmommy . . . please . . .

A Whole Lot of Nothing said...

I was cursed, I mean blessed, with two girls 18 mo apart - JUST LIKE ME AND MY SISTER. Oh Jeebus help me...

Domestic Extraordinaire said...

Was separate hot tubs in their pact at the end of the story?

krissy said...

Ha, keep dreaming friend. If they are anything like me and my sister, the arguments will turn into fights and the mom went nuts from the two crappy daughters always fighting.

And then the two crappy daughters became friends as they grew older and wiser and ganged up on the nutty mother.

And the story continues on.....ask the nutty mother. And the daddy was no help to the mommy! He, He! I love picking on my mom. It makes my days!

Note: These two sisters were not near as cute as yours!

MommyTime said...

I love this post. The pictures are great, and the story... well, I hope it really does have that kind of happy ending!

Amy said...

You are so delusional if you think that's how the story ends. Just saying... I might know a thing or two, or four about sisters ;-)

Kathryn said...

I taught my older sister that lesson once too. ;)

You should sign the mr linky at Photo Story Fridays for this one! Perfect!

http://whatworksforus.blogspot.com/2008/08/somebunny-is-going-down.html

maggie said...

So cutely told and with adorable pictures, too. I'd keep some mango sorbet handy just in case the happily ever after part has a few bumps along the way. If no bumps, you still have the sorbet. ;)

Kellan said...

Darling sisters and darling story!

Have a good weekend, P - see you soon - Kellan

Good N Crazy said...

Awww. Such GOOD pictures of them. Seriously caught the whole drama!

Jaina said...

Those are seriously the most adorable pictures ever! As for your ending, hey, we all need to dream of a fairytale ending, right?

The Mom said...

Sounds very very familiar! But nothing a little (chocolate) ice cream can't fix!

Great photo story!

Mr Lady said...

Goddammit, your kids are really stinking cute, even when they're crying.

I love your fairy tale, btw.

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Desiree said...

My only question is where do I get a bucket big enough for ME to sit it??

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

You gotta love a happy ending!
The pictures are adorable.

Corey~living and loving said...

tee hee...thanks for the smiles. I certainly needed them. :)
Happy PSF!

Rach (Mommy Learns to Blog) said...

What a fabulous picture story! Great job not intervening - I feel like I intervene way too much and need to learn to stand back a little and watch things play out. It's the only way for them to learn, right?

Rick said...

I think that "hot tub" would fit my big toe - after I've been on a diet for three months.

http://organizeddoodles.blogspot.com/

Laura said...

This is a perfect post...the photos are amazing - and what a great milestone/lesson. Too cute!

kim-d said...

This post is just what I needed on this Friday morning! I LOVE the "hot tub." And the two sisters? Just could not be any cuter! And it's also nice for a Mama to dream big dreams...HA!

Megryansmom said...

It could happen, if they never fall in love with the same boy LOL. Great pictures!

Steph said...

It is so wonderful that you capture moments like these, and your daughters are adorable. Love the ending if only it could end like that.

Sass E-mum said...

The funny thing is that mango sorbet always WILL make everything okay. That's what I've learnt from this story anyway.

Mandy said...

That is really sweet. I probably would've pushed my little sister out.

I had a mean streak back then. ;)

She loves me now though. :)

Krystyn said...

Too cute! Your girls are really looking even more alike.

And, your fairy tale ending? Do you not have sisters? Good luck with that.

Ellyn said...

Yeah, right. I don't believe the ending for a minute.
As an older sister, I think the ending is much different. The little sister torments the older sister for years and years. Then they both grow up and really are the best of friends. OK, so the older sister does some tormenting of her own. But mostly it is the little sister.

LceeL said...

Ah, yes, Ms. Grimm, the fairy tale ending is lovely. Now go get the gingerbread men out of the oven.

Robyn said...

They are going to LOVE this post when they are older -- well done!

Head Gaggler said...

That was a great post! Love the story and the photos. I can so relate to this one in my house too.

Indy said...

Can you imagine those two as teenagers? Imagine! I can't wait to see it.

Dziadek said...

W naszej lazience,kiedy big sister,powiedziala do malutkiej "baby:
"This is my Toy"
Wyglada ze juz nie bedzie.

Wogole to opowiadanie,mozesz opublikowac i zrobic fajna ksiazeczek dla dzieci

Hailey said...

Fifi reminds me of my Caroline. They are very strong-willed girls. :-)

Smart A$$ Mom said...

Heres to hopefully thinking, right?

crunchiemummy said...

Oh, if only . . . right? That was too cute!

Rachel said...

They are too cute!!!! I love Photo Story Fridays!

Hockeyman said...

That was an awesome story told with great photos. At least the older sister didn't try to drown the baby one. Then you'd have 2 forces and that would not be fun! ;)

Crystal D said...

Yep that is exactly how it went with you and Kash right?
Hmmm strange, I hear yelling and screaming downstairs. It couldn't be, no, not my two sweet little girls.
Fifi is alot like Amelia, she also follows her big sister into about every situation. I try to explain to Madeline how irresistible she is, but it is just not something she is willing to accept.

Kel said...

How cute is that! Two sisters are as sisters do...it is a lesson that will serve her well in the future.

~K

Lisa said...

That was too, too sweet. Love it - and may the ending always be that happy!

vic said...

So cute!

Burgh Baby said...

And so begins the love/hate relationship between two sisters. Good fun!

Kelley said...

That was too precious!

I should do one about my girls but mine would be a cautionary tale, to be shown to teenagers contemplating pregnancy.

Kristen said...

Totally cute!

Seriously, this is one of my favorite posts so far!

Your girls are just plain adorable!

Happy Weekend!

Stephanie said...

That's definitely a fictional story there at the end!

Blessings From Above said...

Way to go Fifi! Lola is always described as so head strong, etc...I am impressed Fifi can hold her own.

Uhmmm...good luck with that happy ending. :)

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Ahhh. And, it begins, eh? The sibling rivalry. Have an extra glass of vino for that milestone.

haniaski said...

I love it,that's sooo cute !!!

Courtney said...

I am going to have to fill my girls in on the ending because it is usually world war III in my house. They missed that memo. I'm opening up this post at bedtime tonight for their bedtime story!

Melissa said...

Yikes, and let the fun begin!! I'm the little sister ;)

Jonny's Mommy said...

This was a great one. How funny and cute are your kids?

Love it!

Great PSF!

enthalpymama said...

Of course, that is exactly how it will end, but it will take 20 years.

Kate said...

OHMommy...not only do you write in the irreverent, tongue in cheek manner that I SO adore...you take some kick a** pictures too!!! Is there anything you can't do???

I'll be kicking the tale of the peddler, some monkeys and their monkey business to the curb tonight to make room for "A tale of two sisters"...it was the best of times...it was the worst of times...

LOVE!

Kate :-)

Kelly said...

That is such a cute and adorable story. Who would have thought a Rubbermaid tub could be so exciting?? Love the pictures to go along with the narrative.

The Diva's Thoughts said...

Too cute.

Ali said...

as adults they will appreciate each other. my sister and i beat each other to a pulp as kids, but we are best friends now!

Don Mills Diva said...

I love a story with a happy ending!

Kash said...

I love the pics! I loev how determined Fifi is getting and poor little Lola's face at the end.

Marmarbug said...

That was precious! i loved her hot tub idea!!!

VDog said...

Great pics!

April said...

I look forward to more installments :)

Grey Street said...

Great story and GREAT pictures! Your daughters are beautiful.

And good luck with that ending!!

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

Good luck with the ending ;)

carrie said...

Okay, love the ending and I'll be crossing my fingers that it turns out that way! :)

Natalie Jane said...

Take it from the big sister. There has never been a happy ending like that. Ever.

Peter Dyrholm said...

Sounds like a fairytale...

Two blond girls fighting in the hot tub... Now that caption would get some attention. Even though the hot tub is slightly improvised and the girls just turned into girls ;-)

Great story of sisters. and the photos are great. You should get one of those minibooks printed with this story for the girls when they grow up. I'm sure they would love that :-)

have a great weekend

Karen MEG said...

Too cute or words almost... but so glad you put that adorable little story to it!

My little sister is also a force to be reckoned with... and my best friend.

GREAT post!

mommynotes said...

This reminds me of my girls. Hannah, my youngest, loves to antagonize her older sister by grabbing her toys, pulling her hair, splashing her in the tub. We continue to remind Sarah, she has to stand up for herself, defend herself. We cannot come to her rescue every time Hannah does something. Yes, this summer is so different from last summer when Hannah just sat there looking sweet and innocent and now she is a "force to be reckoned with."

I love the way you told this beautiful story.

Tara Smith said...

I would give my right arm if my girls would stop all the fighting! Granted, they're close in age than your two (I think?).

It's the worst part of having more than one child, by far!

Killlashandra said...

Wonderful story! I love your pictures leading up to the big event of understanding that the baby is no longer a baby anymore. I think my teenage step kids can relate to that one when they look at their little brother.

EatPlayLove said...

my girls play more and more together everyday, I love it!

Colleen said...

I just love the fact that they played in a BOX for what seems like a really long time. And yet we still spend $50 on the "good" toys. :O)

skiplovey said...

That was adorable. Probably more so for me because I'm a younger sister, hee hee.

Tracey said...

oooh! I like the ending...

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

The love between sisters......too cute!!

Awesome photos....your girls are so adorable!

I have one sister, she is younger by 22 months, and I can tell you this is only the beginning of the sisterly love!!! We fought hard, but we always made up....and now we are closer than close!!

Always enjoy stopping by for a little dose of chaos!!!

Lisa

Belle said...

Your girls will treasure this mini-documentary forever.

just jamie said...

Okay, stop being so dang cute and funny and showing all of that adorable DNA you've made, please. You're too good.

Munchkins and Music said...

Sounds like my kids in the bath tub. They love pouring water on eachothers heads, and then they get really mad at eachother. I don't understand why they keep doing it...

Happy Days said...

Great story! I love how you captured it all. I hope they really do live happily ever after! I am the little sister and big sister so I have all the angles. Good luck with that ending!!!

Karen said...

I love that even though this was a very real story about some very real sibling fights, it ended with a happy ice cream moment. :)

Immoral Matriarch said...

Sisters are awesome. The interaction is wonderful to watch.

Valarie said...

PRICELESS!

Robyn said...

That was something else. I'm glad you got to capture it all. I love the hot tub that cracked me up. I also liked your woman of little words. LOL great post.

beth said...

Great story.

Can I send my girls to live in that world too? The one with no arguments and only loving worlds?

Susie said...

Your story is so cute! The pics are fantastic and the sisters are to die for! Great PSF Ohmommy!

JCK said...

Adorable pictures and story. I bet you get that happy ending.

Chelsea said...

I really am good friends with my sister and we rarely fought when I was a teen. But, she's five years younger and I think that made a difference.

jewels said...

What a cute tale! Sisters are truly are wonderful gift. They just may not realize it til they're older! Ha ha ha....

I gave you an award--here is the link:
http://pursuinghappilyeverafter.blogspot.com/2008/08/it-must-be-share-love-week.html

chris said...

If it were only that easy. I know my sister's tale ended like that. Ha.

Clare said...

love the ending!!! where do they go to get this sibling training, maybe someday bradley might need it! XO, Clare

renatamic said...

ahhhh - what a great story and wonderful pics!!

"and they never fought again" - hahahahahahahahaha!!

My Semblance of Sanity said...

OHMOMMY!
I am a lurker on your blog - I LOVE it and have for sometime now!!

This was just so fun! I loved the photos!

Would LOVE to hear your input on my newest blog contest...the words you thought you would never hear yourself say.

There is a prize for the funniest AND the blog who referred her there.

Come see....it's a riot! You won't believe the things we moms say!!!

Cecily R said...

Geez. Comment 101...sorry I am so behind!

LOve Love that you are PSFing this week with us!

This was PERFECTION. Those two girls are just all kinds of adorable.

Jane the Sane said...

Uh-huh. Happily ever after.

3 Peanuts said...

So cute! I am on vacation with my older sister and I love her and we borrow clothes and shop and cook together. Sisters rock!

Rachel said...

I am comment number 104. Holy Hells Bells woman. When i grow up to be a big girl blogger, I want to be you.
Those two are so stinkin' cute.
Too precious.
Smooches and love darlin'

Nan Patience said...

Happily ever after, ha!

Loved this little story and pix. You're an inspiration. Thank you!

rockanddrool said...

so cute!!

Amy said...

And let the fun begin.... The sisters I am raising fill me with joy when they can spend 10 minutes together without fighting. Strangely I now consider fighting the norm and peace like a gift. :>)

Dana said...

I love all the pictures. I was stopping by to let you know I left you an invite to my dinner party, I'd be honored if you could stop by. Thanks.

mamatulip said...

So sweet, OHmommy. :)

anti-supermom said...

Wow, I get to be comment #110, geesh girl!

I wish that I had a girl (or two) I'd love to see that relationship from a mother's perspective; not my own, in which I have 2 sister that I thought were horrible growing up :)

Rhea said...

Oh, what a fun story! Except there needs to be a wicked witch or a troll or something scary that ends up uniting the sisters. I'm sure that will happen though. Eventually. OH, I know, an epic journey to bring them together...like traveling to POLAND!

Adorable pictures. Lola's face is just priceless in that last shot.

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

Great idea with the tubs!!
Love this!

Beth from the Funny Farm said...

Never another argument??!! Oh my. I need to know the secret!

Elaine A. said...

Much, much luck with that last sentence!

We are going through this at our house now too. Baby brother is all "up in the grill" of Big brothers and some day's it is not pretty.

Kim said...

This is a loverly fairytale.. :)

the pictures are adorable!! :)

JIC

ww said...

What a cute and hilarious post! Reminds me of my 2 girls! Thanks for sharing, Wendy

 

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