I’m not 12. I swear. I just act that way. I blame my sister.

by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on December 14, 2009

in Family

I’m going to preface this by saying my sister and I can sometimes revert back to our 12-year-old selves when we get around our mother. It doesn’t happen when we’re together without her, but add our mom into the familial equation, then you’ve got a clusterfuck of teenage hormones.

A few Christmases ago, I was 3 months pregnant with my oldest daughter. I felt enormous. Little did I know, I’d double in size and stay that way for the next five and a half years. I felt like I needed at least a queen-size bed to share with my baby daddy. Anything smaller would kill the baby, obviously.

My sister and I along w/ my baby daddy were coming home to my parent’s for Christmas, and since we got there first, I claimed the room with the queen-size bed. You know. For the baby’s life. FOR THE SAKE OF THE BABY.

Can you guess what happened next?

My sister came into my parent’s house, marched into the room with the big bed, AND ROLLED OUR LUGGAGE TO THE SPARE BEDROOM WITH THE FULL-SIZE BED.

oh yes she did

And oh yes, I moved them back.


There was a cacophony of tears, yelling, insults. My dad was stuck in the middle. Don’t you dare feel sorry for him. He lives in his own little version of paradise. He felt the need to appease both his daughters. To make it even. Make it fair. What all fathers do for their fighting daughters.

He sided with his youngest daughter.

My sister won the battle. She got the big bed.

that bitch

But this is what I remember. This is how we make our memories. By insult-throwing, luggage moving, teenage-style tantrums.

Happy Merry Everything

caught in bathroom

Do you still fight with your siblings? Or are we the only ones who see the world through our 12-year-old Coke-bottle-sized lenses?

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My girls are WAY too cute.

I’m teaching them to cut a bitch like Aunty Meghan.

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1 pixielation December 15, 2009 at 12:35 am

so let me get this straight – your sister got the biggest bed to herself, while you, your partner, and your massive belly got the smaller one.

And your dad sided with her?

I’d not be fighting with her (I’d put some laxitives in something she was going to eat though).

I’d be smacking your dad around!
.-= pixielation´s last blog ..The christmas lists =-.


2 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 10:12 am

she may be spending her Xmas in the toilet. good idea.


3 Elizabeth December 15, 2009 at 1:36 am

I am the 2nd of 4 girls. When we all get together, there’s always a fight to be had. It’s what we’re good at. Why change?!


4 ashley December 15, 2009 at 9:15 am

HAHAHAHAHAH! i know your pain…you know i am also the oldest of only 2 daughters, and yes, my younger sister always “won”. even when she once stole my car it was somehow my fault. i even resorted to once putting a padlock on my own door to keep her out! but i do know what you mean about adding mom into the mix…total chaos! here’s to a lovely holiday this year….
.-= ashley´s last blog ..the many places of Rex… =-.


5 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 15, 2009 at 10:27 am

little sisters suck



6 Ms. Moon December 15, 2009 at 9:16 am

I have one brother who lives blessedly a country away from me, whom I could cheerfully kill and I am sure he feels the same about me. It’s bizarre.
.-= Ms. Moon´s last blog ..Sex Please, We’re Sixty =-.


7 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 15, 2009 at 10:27 am

“cheerfully kill” made me laugh in an evil way.


8 Tara R. December 15, 2009 at 9:27 am

I avoid my only sibling like the plague. I talk to him only when we happen to be visiting one of our parents, maybe once every couple years. It’s healthier that way.
.-= Tara R.´s last blog ..Reality of an empty nest =-.


9 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 15, 2009 at 10:26 am

can you still give him noogies? that might help.


10 Robyn December 15, 2009 at 10:01 am

I think you forgot to mention that the room you both wanted was actually your sister’s former room. Does that mean anything? Not that it’s rightfully hers now that you guys are “adults.” Just thought I’d throw that into the mix.

You know that my family is exactly the same! Fine with the siblings together without the parentals, but somehow their presence yanks us back in time about 20 years…crazy. I can handle about 1.5 days with everyone and then I am ready to split!

Yay for the holidays…not.


11 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 15, 2009 at 10:25 am

ok, that’s it.

you’re banished. DONE!


12 Robyn December 16, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Just trying to keep you honest. 😉 And I am the younger sister, so she gets a little sympathy from me. Pregnancy does trump it all though, IMO!
.-= Robyn´s last blog ..Yucky =-.


13 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 10:12 pm

nice to have you on my side where you belong.


14 Vic December 15, 2009 at 10:26 am

I avoid going near my sister to avoid exactly this kind of thing. Luckily we all know it’s her and not me, the husband agrees and the father does too. See, I have proof!
.-= Vic´s last blog ..Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree! =-.


15 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 10:12 am



16 Aunt Becky December 15, 2009 at 11:23 am

My brother and I would TOTALLY have this fight. If we had to share space again. *shudders*
.-= Aunt Becky´s last blog ..Satan’s Little Helper (etc) =-.


17 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 10:13 am

can you film the fight?


18 Krissy December 15, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Haha! I’m the younger sister and always got the “I’m older” fun from my sister and strangely enough 75% of the time I listened. heh. It’s always *cough* a hoot and a half when we’re put into a shared space for extended periods of time.

Love the pictures of your girls! They’re adorable! Happy Holidays! (and Happy Holiday Card Exchange!!)


19 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 10:14 am

younger sisters must always listen and obey their older sisters. just sayin.


20 domestic extraordinaire December 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm

The card is adorable!

And I will just say this….I would have happily settled for the double bed when visiting my inlaws, but instead we got the wobbly bunk beds….they were scary and hubs wanted to sleep together in the top bunk putting 18 month old Giggles on the bottom so she wouldn’t fall out. He was INSANE-in the end he slept on the bottom bunk and Giggles & I slept on the top, because if someone was going to get crushed to death in his parents house, it was going to be him!
.-= domestic extraordinaire´s last blog ..Our wish to you…. =-.


21 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 11:26 am

ohhhhhh nooooo… sleeping on the top bunk scares me even tho i spent 1/2 my childhood on the top.


22 drlori71 December 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm

I enjoyed the story about you & your sister. Very funny!
Great holiday card – your girls are so cute.
Happy holidays!


23 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 11:26 am

thank you 🙂


24 Kami December 15, 2009 at 1:13 pm

We don’t have to have that fight. I’m the only one of the three of us that produced grandchildren. Therefore, I win. The biggest bed. And the two rooms with a bathroom in the middle.
.-= Kami´s last blog ..Nixon =-.


25 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 11:27 am



26 Martin December 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Your sister was kind of not at all bad looking….
.-= Martin´s last blog ..Antsy =-.


27 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 11:25 am



28 Angie's Favourite (bratty) Sister December 16, 2009 at 5:45 pm

Martin – do you need to borrow Angie’s Coke bottles?


29 Martin December 16, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Why can’t women take a bloody compliment…
.-= Martin´s last blog ..Antsy =-.


30 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 10:12 pm

cause you’re a big fat douchey liar.


31 Angie's Favourite Sister December 17, 2009 at 2:27 pm

Thank you Martin.


32 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 17, 2009 at 3:00 pm


don’t feed him.


33 Mary December 15, 2009 at 1:46 pm

I didn’t have any siblings growing up so I missed out on good times like that. I’m making sure my kids have plenty of brothers and sisters to fight with.. I mean, love.

Love the picture of the girls holding hands, so cute!
.-= Mary´s last blog ..Bloggy Holiday Card Exchange =-.


34 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 10:13 pm

my girls are friggin cute. thanks for noticing.



35 Anne Y December 15, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Great holiday card! Happy Holidays to you and your family!
.-= Anne Y´s last blog ..A Timely Gift – Just in time for my birthday! =-.


36 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 10:14 pm



37 Andrea's Sweet Life December 15, 2009 at 3:40 pm

I’m teaching my girls to cut a bitch just like Auntie Meghan, too. We’ll have an army before too long! woo!
.-= Andrea’s Sweet Life´s last blog ..Happy Holidays and All That Jazz =-.


38 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 10:14 pm

auntie meghan is a good cut-a-bitch teacher.


39 Zandi December 15, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Love those lil leggings!! Great Card!
.-= Zandi´s last blog ..Tis the Season =-.


40 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 10:14 pm

thanks – they’re beyond cute


41 Kirsten December 16, 2009 at 12:15 am

Sisters are awesome. Of course I am the youngest, so I always get my way. 🙂

Great card, love the photos.

Happy Holidays!


42 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 10:15 pm

MEH. younger sisters get all the good stuff.


43 lilfootsmommy December 16, 2009 at 2:13 am

Ahhhh, yes the sibling spats…I know them well!

Very cute card! Your girls are adorable!!!


44 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 10:15 pm

i could CREAM her in a leg wrestle.


45 Angie's Favourite (bratty) Sister December 16, 2009 at 5:44 pm

IT WAS MY ROOM! (Thank you Robyn.) And we’ll all be up there next week fighting over rooms again. I call big room! (this time it’s for me, Fratboy and Noodlehead though…)


46 Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] December 16, 2009 at 10:16 pm

i’ll leg wrestle you for it.


47 Lori December 25, 2009 at 3:15 pm

I’m sure Jackie loved that you posted this picture of her. Ha!


48 Lori December 25, 2009 at 3:16 pm

And why did she need the bigger bed, anyway? Was it her old room?


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