My big lil sis
I have never spoke about my sis eh? As in what a fashionista she is. What a hardworking Taurean she is. What a stable mature head she is. Then let me write a post.
She was always my baby . 5 years my junior I always treated her with kid gloves . Since our parents were on transferable government jobs there were lots of times the four of us would not be together. It was either child with either parent due to one exigency or other . Somehow towards my teens it so happened that we both were with dad and mom was posted in another city . Tough times :( but more about them later. I was through the major grooming years of sis for which I can say my influence on her has been pretty profound ( good or bad? The world has to judge that ) Till date there are many things that she confides only in me. Some things she listens only to me (mom uses this to get her messages through ;) ) But she is also my fashion guru. She is also a receptacle for many of my rants which I may not feel like bothering my parents with. Our bond is very special and unique. (I know it's the same for most siblings :) )
Since the past couple of years she has been working while staying with my parents. Now my parents are awesome people. They are gainfully engaged in a lot of activities. But a lot revolves around my sis too. She is the one who surprises them with cakes and bakery items on her way back from work. She is the one who coaxes mom to go out shopping with her - they may not buy anything but the general outing and having pani puri is a good experience that mom enjoys. She converses cricket and politics with dad. She never misses any birthday or anniversary and lavishes gifts on both of them. And now, this girl, who has always been a baby for me has taken them on a trip to Bangalore and Chickmagalur. She found all the details, tour operators, hotel reviews et al , made the bookings and arranged an A1 trip for mom and dad! I was so so proud of her. She is a blessing. She gives them the most important things that any child can give - time and unconditional love.
I had written this when she had gone off to work wishing someone was with my parents. God did bring her back! She runs into the regular arguments with my parents. She does feel the need to have a bit more independence at times. She does feel bummed out if she is dragged into the plethora of family functions many a times :) But then she bounces back with all the verve. She never grudges the minor inconveniences. Even though making a move out of home might be very easy, the thought never crosses her. She lives for my parents. I am ever so grateful to her - she does my part of the duties of an offspring as well. She may be my lil sis - but she is a much bigger person.