Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday Medley - Siblings





And, today's questions are about siblings since it is National Siblings Day.  Who knew?  I really figure that there is likely a Hallmark card commemorating today but I haven't browsed through cards lately so I don't know.  But, I do know that greeting card companies capitalize on any and every day that they possibly can.  Now, one to the questions...............

.National Siblings Day - April 10

1.   How many siblings do you have? Are you rivals or do you support each other in all you do?
I have two brothers and we support each other in all we do, especially my younger brother and me.  

This is me with my brother that is 3 years younger than me.  This is the last picture I have of us and it was taken in 2008.  We were extremely close growing up but, sadly, we haven't seen each other much over the past 40+ years.  He's a great guy and I would love to see him more.


This is my younger brother and me with our Dad last November on Daddy's 89th birthday.  Joel was born just before I turned 13, so when I say younger, he really is YOUNGER.  I adored him as a baby and he's really more like my 3rd child.  He is a special man and I can count on him at any time.  Thankfully, we usually see each other 4-5 times a year.  He currently lives in Iowa.

2.  Have you heard of the Birth Order Book?  What are your thoughts on the premise that your birth order affects everything you do in life?
The New Birth Order Book: Why You Are the Way You Are by Dr. Kevin Leman

Oh, yes, I've not only heard of The Birth Order book but I have read it.  I pretty much fit Dr. Leman's description of the oldest child.  It makes sense to me that our birth order does indeed play a pretty important part in who we are.  But, as in most things, that is not always the case.

3.  Is there something that you still do that drives your siblings crazy?
Perhaps if we lived near each other and were more involved in each other's day to day lives there might be something.  But, I can't think of a thing.

4.  Are you closer to your siblings now than you were when you were younger?
As previously stated, I was much closer to my brother that is 3 years younger than me when we were growing up and now my youngest brother and I are much, much closer than when we were younger.  One reason would be that I married when he was a mere 5 years old and moved 1000 miles away.

5.  Would you dare to tell us an embarrassing story about a sibling?
Well, I would love to if I knew one.  But, I've racked my brain and can't think of a single story.

6.  Tell us something random about your week.


Folks, I just had to share this!  Yesterday my daughter, who lives near Oklahoma City, sent me a text of this picture.  I thought it was a joke.  But, oh, no, a car pulled up beside her at a red light with these little guys/gals staring out the window.  Bridget had to snap a picture and it really appears that they knew as they are certainly posing.  I'm guessing they had just left the groomers and it appears they have fluffy bows on their tails as well. ~mercy me~ Talk about prissy dogs!  I'm pretty sure these two qualify. ~chuckle~ And, these are unedited photos, these colors are that vivid in the photo without editing.  I'm also betting they could be siblings as well. ~just sayin' ~


Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

17 comments:

  1. Oh My...How adorable is your random thought!!

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  2. Lol! Cute prissy dog pic! Loved seeing pictures of you and your brothers! My brother is four years younger than me and lives about four and a half hours away, so we don't get to visit as much, either. Hope you are having a good week, Lea!

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  3. Those are definitely two pampered puppy dogs. I heard this morning on the way to the gym that Americans as a whole spend a staggering number in the billions on their pets each year. I find it hard to conceive, and yet, with so many pets seen as family members, not hard to believe. Glad to see you back on the blog today. I was about to contact you. LOL!

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  4. Love all the pics. And the doggie pic is too precious!! Have a great Wednesday!

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  5. I have just one sister and we are 6 years apart but we are close! Loved learning more about you :)

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  6. Love the pics of you and family! And those little dogs!! Hard to believe that they and Great Pyrenees are of the same species. LOL. I think my German Shepherd would have been embarrassed to wear bows. Anyway, as I said to another blogger, I think the size of this country affects the closeness of our sibling relationships.

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  7. It was fun reading about your siblings. My family have all stayed in the area we grew up in for which I'm thankful. Most people today have far-off relatives. I agree with you, birth order definitely defines siblings - I'm the baby with much older brothers, so it was somewhat like being an only child (like your youngest brother) and at the same time being given loads of love and spoiling. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  8. Interesting post, Lea. I'm the oldest child and grandchild, so I probably fit all the firstborn descriptions. I hope you have an opportunity for a family reunion - I'm sure your Daddy would love to see you all together again.

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  9. OMG! I love that pic that your daughter snapped!! It looks like a postcard. Have a great week, Lea.

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  10. Well, I enjoyed reading about your siblings and seeing the nice pics, but that last one really took the cake! So funny and yes, so prissy! I have a friend who had her pooch’s ears sprayed green at St. Patrick’s day. Mercy.

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  11. Facebook is my saving grace for relationships! It really makes it easy for me to stay more informed on what is happening in my siblings lives...I woudl be lost without it! Annster's Domain

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  12. Those little doggies are indeed so precious! You know I am an only child and I would literally cut off a limb to have a brother or sister but that’s the way it played out and I’m just grateful that my parents taught me to be appreciative and never a spoiled only. Loved reading this about your Bros.

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  13. Pink ears!! Oh my! LOL Thanks for joining the Medley today and honoring Sibling Day! I have enjoyed reading everyone's responses. Great photos!

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  14. Enjoying another great post, Lea, I have three siblings, one older sister, who is one of my dearest friends, a younger sis, whom I not as close to, and a younger brother, who is 13 yrs. younger than me, Like you, he seemed more like my child, he and I have always been so close, when we are at family gatherings, and someone says something he and I can glance across the room and know what the other is thinking. ~wink~ What cute pups, they look like they would be fun to have around. Thanks for sharing, and thank you for visiting me.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  15. Family dynamics certainly do play a part in the relational outcome, I agree. I wouldn't have clue to know how to be a "big sister"...HA! Your Bridgette sure got a great pic of those adorable pups...on the fly, no less! So cute!

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  16. Both of your brothers resemble your dad in their faces. You've got a good-looking family.

    But those dogs with the pink ears... ohhhh!

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  17. Aren't we blessed to have siblings, I have 2 Brothers and 3 Sisters... can't imagine life without them! CUTE PUPS!
    Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

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