December 13th -- Sibling bonding time
Although the holiday season is filled with chaos between finishing work before a deadline or trying to find the perfect gift for someone, in my house it is also a time of togetherness. My household consists of my mom, dad, sister, brother-in-law, and brother -- along with three cute pups. One of my favorite things about the Christmas season is getting to spend more time with my siblings. We all have a lot going on this time of year, but we all always seem to somehow make more time for each other around the holidays.
My sister and brother-in-law are eight years older and my brother is five years older than me. When we were younger we were always close, but of course our age difference proved to keep us more distant for a while with our interests. As we've grown up together all of us have gotten incredibly close, something I am extremely grateful for. Now that we're all adults our age differences don't matter at all and we have no boundaries with one another. My siblings are some of my best friends in the entire world and we share a bond that I don't think I could get from anyone else. I could always go to my sister and brother about anything and they always supported me 100%. Not only do I have my siblings, but now I also have my brother's girlfriend and my brother-in-law who are two of the most kind, caring, funny, and genuine people I have ever known in my life as well. Not only do I love spending time with my brother and sister like we did when we were kids, but now I have another brother and someone who is like another sister in my life too.
I am so blessed and thankful to have such a wonderful support system in my family, it is something I wouldn't give up for the world. Especially at Christmas time, one of my favorite things is getting together with my siblings and boyfriend to talk, play adult board games, and share delicious drinks and food. It is something so simple, yet I can't imagine my life or Christmas without these moments. I encourage you to spend some extra time with your siblings or someone who is like a sibling to you this holiday season.