Although, I'm pretty sure my sister would still be my best friend even if we weren't sisters. Yep, she's that cool.
Now, there's quite a gap between my sister and I...6 1/2 years to the day.
So while we may be best friends now, it hasn't always been that way.
Don't get me wrong, we've always gotten along and been close. Yes, we fought every now and then, what sisters don't? There was one summer that my parents called us "Snip & Snap."
Dad made us memorize Ephesians 4:29 as a way to teach us to talk a little more nicely to one another.
Now one great thing about a little sister, when one is slightly younger, and say, a little less mature, is that you can get little sisters to do just about anything for you!
More often than not, it was "Carissa, will you go get me a glass of ice water?" while we were watching tv. Of course she would get me the water because she would have done anything to please her big sis.
As she got older it got a little more difficult so I had to be a little more manipulative. I'd use tactics like "I'll let you be my puppy" which had a surprisingly high success rate, and "I used to feed you bottles, you owe me!"
Of course I never told her that I LOVED feeding her her bottles. Or doing anything to take care of her because I adored her and was a proud big sis. Except maybe change her diapers. I don't remember wanting to do that at all. Especially cause Mom and Dad used cloth. No. Thank you.
Anyway, I figure I was just teaching her to be a servant like Jesus. That's a very important lesson in life.
Okay, okay, I was a brat, I know. Sorry Riss!
However, after all these years I am still glad to know I can tell my sister to do something and she'll do it for me. Yep, that's right. I told Riss to do something and she did it.
Okay, I can't take full credit, she kind of already had the idea to do it, but I kept pestering her about it so she finally took the big step and....
she entered the world of blogging! As One Broke Baker. Check it out. Her first post is hilarious, as I knew it would be, and shows promise for consuming many hours in my future (and yours!) as I get lost in all her college and baking adventures.
Herzlich Wilkommen Ms. Riss! Can't wait to hear more of your voice in the days, weeks, months and years to come. Love you!