My sister is eight years younger than I am.
I’m the oldest of four kids. My sister and I bookend two brothers.
As the oldest, I couldn’t wait to have a baby sister.
In fact, I used to dress my brothers up in my sundresses, head bands, and lip gloss. I even gave them Easter baskets to complete the look.
I desperately wanted a little sister to dress up, and to play make believe with. Until I finally got my wish, my brothers would do.
When my sister was born, all cuddly and sweet as can be, I was thrilled.
I didn’t anticipate that this gift of a sister would rather wrestle with my brothers, than play dress up with me.
I think the universe made up for that little mix-up by blessing me with two daughters of my own.
My sister is all grown up now, and has two little boys of her own. She and I balance each other out. In fact, recently we went on our first sister weekend. It was rather glorious. We had time to ourselves, without anyone needing or asking for anything. Frankly, it was a bit miraculous.
We were sitting in a comedy show one evening, when she told me that when she bought the tickets she discovered that the aisle seats had potential to participate with the show, and that the center seats were safe from public displays. I told her I’d love to participate. She said, she had no interest, and wanted to be entertained.
So here’s the gist of the two of us:
My sister likes to be entertained, and I’m happy to entertain. Then again, there’s this Insta-video we created at the Grand America toy store, Jou Jou.
In addition to hanging out with my sister, I’m on a mission to be the best auntie ever.
So what did we do on this Sister Weekend? I had a Southwest Ticket I won at evo ’12. So I flew to SLC, and the first thing we did, was visit my mom’s cousin’s Chinese restaurant for the best pot stickers.
If you live in UT and you haven’t been to David’s Kitchen, get yourself there. Say hi to David and his son Henry for me.
After our bellies were happy we headed to Sanctuary Day Spa.
Then we had afternoon tea at the Grand America Hotel.
We had dinner at Plum Alley where I felt like I needed to confess I wasn’t 20-something, but I dug the hip decor and vibe.
We headed to a comedy show, which turned out to be a bust. We loved our evening at the Grand America Hotel and enjoyed their sumptuous Sunday Brunch. We highly recommend it.
My sister and I can’t wait to go on our next sister weekend.