OK. First off, show a little forgiveness. I’ve never had a little sister and I’m beginning to realize, it’s way easier to be a little sister. This whole ‘be someone worth looking up to’ is difficult!
My sister-in-law, who is… uh…I don’t exactly know how old she is…I guess I should know that huh? I’m pretty sure she’s in elementary school…or middle school… or maybe she’s a very little high schooler?
ANYWAY, she texted me and said, ‘Sister, I have a huge problem and I need your help!’
Thinking her problem was going to be something simple like, the theory of relativity or the fundamentals of rocket science, I texted back, ‘Hit me with it. I’ll help you out.’
Let’s overlook the fact that took me 15 minutes to type that out on my tiny ant sized cell phone buttons.
She replied, ‘I’m in love with a boy and I think he likes me but he has a girlfriend. Should I tell him that she’s weird and he should go out with me instead?’
I LOVE texting. She can’t here the fish noises my mouth is making from going ‘Uhhhhh. Umm. Well. How in heaven’s name should I know?!?!’
So I did what any normal inexperienced big sister would do…
I posted her question on an iVillage.com message board.
You think I should have come up with my own answer?
I don’t think the statement that first popped into my head, “Girlfriends are just speed bumps darling. Slow down but definitely don’t stop” would have been totally appropriate 'big sister' mentoring.
So I took the top 15 responses (Geez, don’t these people have anything better to do than answer message boards? Get a life! You’re almost as bad as those people who BLOG about their personal lives!! Wait a minute…) and came up with…
‘Well sweetie, I think you should wait it out. If he really likes you, he’ll come to you. And if he doesn’t, don’t worry! I know that one day, you’ll find a guy who loves you as much as I do – and I love you a lot.’
That sounds almost like the beginnings of a Lifetime movie.