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Old 09-09-2006, 05:47 PM   #11
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I swore as a teenager that I was never going to get married and never but never going to have kids..I being the oldest, was in charge of my sister. This of course gave my sister the green light to say no to anything I asked and I'm goona to other things. I was in charge of picking up groceries each day after school for dinner, waiting at home straight after school to meet little sis when she got home and then starting dinner each night, either washing or drying dishes after, my home work, then maybe a few minutes of TV and it was bed. My sister knew that she was expected to hang her school uni up when she got home and then make her bed..Nope, she always had dire homework to get done or else..So old sucker would do it for her and off she'd go to play!!! Homework, oh she'd say daddy has to help me later. Yep later, just when it was time to take a turn drying dishes!!! Yep, I would get the call. When asked to go to the store to pick up milk or what ever, there was always a battle and for peace for myself, I'd give in and do it. Silly thing was, I never ever told my folk the problems I had with her, until years later when they moved here to live..Mom and dad both said, you should have said something!!!!! Sure and just what would I have said? That kid had me figured out from the day she came home from being born, I still haven't got a handle on her I didn't stand a chance unless I could have sold her to the Circus
So, thus the feelings I didn't want kids..Yep, me no kids and here I sit having had four and now have six grandkids four of whom I watch..Know what, they more that make up for the pains of being a big sister..
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We had the same sister. I know it. Is her name Nancy? I have an older brother, who never had any responsibility around the house because he was such an 'over achiever'...he was always studying, being the lead in some play or being the star athlete... I also have a younger sister who couldn't really be counted on for anything. After all, she was the baby. Like you, I had to come straight home after school to keep an eye on her, and get dinner started. All the rest of the kids on the street were out playing till dinner time, but I was always stuck home right after school. Tell me her name was Nancy...I know it's the same person.
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:48 PM   #12
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mah older sisters dressed me n skirts n painted mah nails(red) when I was too small to hitum. They didn't have polish remover, so I had to go to kindergarten with chipped nail polish.
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:51 PM   #13
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I had no siblings to either torture or be tortured by but my mother more than made up for it. She did Spring Cleaning every Saturday - I mean stuff most of us never do or do once a year max! She was a clean-aholic! I was never allowed to watch cartoons on Saturday am - and if I didn't do the job to her standards I'd be required to sit and watch her work....now that is torture! And she could stretch a lecture over some misdemeanor into days! I remember asking her to "Please just hit me!" that did NOT go over well!

One Saturday, very determined to do such a good job she'd have no complaints, I dusted her philladendron (sp) (which was ancient and intertwined almost into a macrame) so thoroughly I completely un tangled it and cleaned every single leaf. It died!
I think I missed every saturday morning cartoon too! My mother would blow into the bedroom at 7:30 with the vacuum cleaner. If that didn't actually wake you up, she'd bump it into the bed a few times. Then it was chore time. Every other kid on the street was watching the Flintsones or whatever was on on Saturday morning, but not me. I was learning the finer points of dusting before you vacuum and how to properly iron the collar on a shirt. If I was lucky, I got done in time for HR puffenstuff.
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:53 PM   #14
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LOL!! I DO!! My Dad called me his remote control!
Do you remember getting yelled at if you changed them too fast? My father insisted we turn the knob one at a time, giving the show on that channel a chance to visualize before changing to the next channel. He was convinced the knob would break if we simply turned it all the way from 2 (what kid ever watched channel 2?) to channel 11.
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:54 PM   #15
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mah older sisters dressed me n skirts n painted mah nails(red) when I was too small to hitum. They didn't have polish remover, so I had to go to kindergarten with chipped nail polish.

could have been worse, rdcast. we painted our little brothers' toenails. Would have curled their hair too, but Dad always believed in the GI crewcut for little boys.
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Do you remember actually having to get up off the sofa to change the television channel?
Boy, do I remember the manual switching channels! I blessed the day they got a TV with a remote.
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Old 09-09-2006, 05:58 PM   #17
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I was the girl... he was the boyI could go on and on about how unfair life was... but... I'm sure ya don't want to hear it.
You had the same parents I did - specific sexes had specific chores.
To this day I have never mowed a lawn. Until my brothers moved out, they never washed a dish.

And boys think their clean underwear magically appears in their dresser drawers. Some are tortured by actually having to put it away themselves.
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I was mah dad's bartender n book caddie and mah sisters always laughed at me
It's too painful, I must stop...





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We had the same sister. I know it. Is her name Nancy? I have an older brother, who never had any responsibility around the house because he was such an 'over achiever'...he was always studying, being the lead in some play or being the star athlete... I also have a younger sister who couldn't really be counted on for anything. After all, she was the baby. Like you, I had to come straight home after school to keep an eye on her, and get dinner started. All the rest of the kids on the street were out playing till dinner time, but I was always stuck home right after school. Tell me her name was Nancy...I know it's the same person.
Well Hellooooo sister Vera How's Nancy Judy?
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Well Hellooooo sister Vera How's Nancy Judy?
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Are you serious? Is that her real name???
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