..and I drink a little but ONLY with her! We both like Irish Cream on occasion...like once every other year or so!!! My memory today is about one of those occasions!
It has been a few years back, since I remember that both of my children were in elementary school! My sister also has a daughter and each of our daughters are three years apart, i.e. now they are 15, 18 and 21. We were over at my Sissy's apt. on a Friday night, watching movies and just being together. Sissy and I had shared one glass of Irish Cream and I had started drinking a Sprite when the party started!
Notice...ONLY ONE GLASS!!! I was not even buzzed...but you will never convince my children!
One of our children came into the living room and did or said something funny! I honestly don't even remember what started the laughter, and my family will tell you that my Sissy and I do start spontaneously laughing for NO REASON!!!
Anyway....I started laughing so hard then tried to reel it all in and take another drink of my Sprite. But, alas, I am so female and once I start laughing it is really hard to stop! So, I took a drink and noticed my Sissy snickering beside me, which wells the laughter back up in me - the one with the mouth FULL of drink! Of course, being such a lady, I tried not to spew all over the living room furniture so I tried to swallow some while making it to the kitchen sink! By the time I got to the sink, though, I was choking so badly! So what came out of my mouth was very disturbing..and I won't go into detail, okay?
My children refer back to this night as the only time they have ever seen their Mother drunk!!! I have told them over and over that for me to have such a clear memory of it means I was sober as all get out!!!
Yes, my Sissy and I do like to laugh and most of the time, we don't need anything alcoholic to start with! Take for instance the memorial service! Once again, not sure what we began laughing at but it must have been funny! It was the two of us and a friend of hers that attended the memorial service together. Her friend could not understand what was so funny and the more we were 'shushed' the harder we laughed! Imagine it: Two 30 somethings dressed to the nines for a memorial service but they keep making VERY rude noises trying to reign in the laughter while no one else is laughing! I'm sure from behind us, it did not look polite or professional!
Our children tell us that if we are in a different room from every one else that they simply cannot tell us apart! They can hear us talking but when the laughter begins, all bets are off as to who is who!
I love my big Sissy because she makes me laugh!!! (even if we don't know why!!!)
I hope you have enjoyed reading about this very special person in my life...be sure to drop by Lynnette's blog to read other memories and maybe even add your own.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow....like my wonderful Sissy!
God's girl, Pamela