Now that Biscuit is going to be a big sister there's been lots of big sister talk around these parts. I'm also a big sister, eight years (almost to the day) older than my only sibling--my little sister, Laura. Oh look, here's Laura with Biscuit at the Nutcracker in San Francisco last week.
Biscuit is already shaping up to be a MUCH better big sister than I ever was. She gives the baby/my belly regular hugs and kisses and inquires about the baby's wellbeing. (she's currently worried that the baby might catch her cold). While appreciating her thoughtfulness I'm also trying to sprinkle in messages of warning how the baby will be different when it comes out and might take up my time and she might feel jealous. Lot's of talk about "Angelina's Dance of Friendship." A book I detest but that deals with jealousy quite clearly.
ANYWAY, Laura and I are much closer as adults than we ever were as kids. I like to think that as a kid I mostly treated her with benign neglect/slight disdain but then I am reminded of the time I made her eat an ant. Or blamed her for getting a stick stuck in the car door lock. And I don't even have a good memory so I'm sure there are several other examples of my big sister meanness.
In a few hours they each made a reversible tote bag:
The brightest tote bag in the world. Thanks for the awesome fabric, Lauren!
And another awesome bag with a cool contrast strip so you can't even tell there was a measurement error!
I was reading about Manda's sewing class day and couldn't agree more. This is a fun way to spend an afternoon. I hope Laura and Megan will come back soon for a follow up lesson.