I’m nine months older than my sister. :eek:
My parents have said (at least in retrospect) that they’re glad we were basically the same age. They may have had to deal with two of us, but didn’t have to go through the most tiring years more than once, or for an doubly long period. And, later, could usually deal with our specific growing pains at the same time.
As for how my sister and I got along, we have very different personalities. She’s outgoing and sociable, and was comfortable playing with others. I’m reserved and shy, and was more comfortable playing in my own little world. We fought quite a bit when we were younger due to these differences.
I would be busy building a complex Lego city, and my sister - just wanting to play - would end up trampling through the city like Godzilla. Nowadays, however, we both understand each other quite well, and are quite close.
Despite a nine month difference in age, due to the months we were born, we ended up going through school in the same grade. However, after grade one - when we were in different homerooms - I chose to go into French immersion, and we never shared a class together until our first course in the tenth grade. However, that would be the only class we ever shared.
In elementary school (grades one to six), considering our personalities, and the fact that I was a runt, my sister was my protector. I was also considered a “gifted” :rolleyes: student, and got very high grades despite never actually applying myself. My sister, however, had to work very hard for her average grades.
I’ve done practically nothing with my life yet. My sister’s gone through nursing school, works full-time as a nurse (in the psychiatric department - which comes in handy when dealing with the rest of the family ), and now owns her own house. I look up to her, and actually consider her my “big sister”.
And it was very nice, for the whole family, that we were in the same graduating class. Unfortunately, we weren’t looking ahead when we bought our high-school yearbooks. To save money, we decided to share. When she moved away, she took the books with her. :smack: