Today we celebrated our second annual big sister day. It was not as glorious as I would like, because it coincided with when a bunch of things were closed for veterans day, but we made the best of it! We ran errands, spent a bunch of time at the store looking at things, and got some cool treats to eat.
Big sister number three stopped munching her chip lunchable to gulp some cold hot chocolate and eat some ice cream. Yes I get that lunchables are bad. They adore them and it’s a rare treat. Shut it. She has no idea why we ran around all day and then got ice cream, but she’s happy.
Big sister number one chose a sandwich and of course is chowing down on ice cream in the middle of the day. Oh was she happy! I think maybe by next year she will really get what big sister day is really about!
Big sister number 2 finished her lunchable in record time, ate her ice cream and had some bugles to go with it. She loves those things. I have no idea why, but she also calls them bagels. Repeatedly. She asks for bagels, and I say, you know, we don’t have any, and she goes, no you know, the things, like chips. Bugles, dear, bugles. Ah well. You’re only 5 once. Terribly cute.
This right here, this is the reason we celebrate big sister day. I thought that we should do something with the older kids to celebrate really becoming a big family and adding another sibling to the mix. We ended up celebrating it on Friday this year because my plan was to go on the 13th to the library, but Sunday they’re closed. Turns out they were closed on the Friday anyway so it didn’t matter. Anyway, we had a lot of fun and that’s what counts. I hope that this tradition is something they can love as long as they live at home, and maybe continue once they are on their own!