Almost every day I see the teenage brother and sister who live next door to us as they exit their bus after school. I leave the house to get my girls from the elementary school as their bus is dropping them at the corner, so just about every day I see them step off the bus and make the (about) 40 yard walk to their house.

They make this short walk on opposite sides of the street from each other.

A brother and sister, one year apart, maybe two. They get off the bus together. They go to the same door. But they don’t make that walk together.

Every time I see this, it makes me sad.

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5 thoughts on “Brothers and Sisters”

  1. Andrew says:

    There was a time when I couldn’t stand to be in the same room as my younger sister (year and a half difference). Now, I bug her when she doesn’t email me fast enough.

  2. Jared says:

    Andrew, how old were you when you couldn’t stand to be in the room?How long did that time last?, I mean.Is it just a teenage thing? :-/

  3. Andrew says:

    I think I was like 12 when it was at its worst. I think I was 15 when I stopped disliking her. If it makes you feel better, Molly and Bethany always seemed to get along okay, even as teenagers.

  4. nAncY says:

    i have hope that it will work out someday. it’s hard being teen.

  5. Jen says:

    That’s not too odd for teenage siblings. There was a short time in junior high when I was horrid to my sister when at school, but she was my best friend at home. I learned later that I really hurt her and it took a hard conversation (from her to me) and some humbling on my part to realize that I needed to ask for her forgiveness. It makes me sad thinking about it because we’ve always been the best of friends.

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