happy birthday, jo-anne
Today is my sister's birthday. She is my middle sister, and she comes with all the myriad sociopathic personality traits that befit the middle child of any family. We love her anyhow.
Anyone with siblings will find this familiar. We fought like cats and dogs when we were younger. We hated each other. She resented that I was older than her, I resented that I had to drag her around everywhere I went. Our parents would alway say to us "Some day you guys are going to be best friends." And we would laugh. And sneer. As if.
So here we are, adults and mothers both middle aged and presumably mature and our parents' prediction has come true. We are best friends. I don't know what I would do without her.
Happy birthday, Jo. You'll always be younger than me, but people will always think you are older.
[Nelson] Ha-Ha! [/Nelson]