There is something about having a sister. I have both an older sister and an younger sister. I am two years younger than V and four years older than L. V and I were always close growing up and while this wasn't always the case in adulthood things have improved in the last couple of years and we are once again enjoying that same close bond we had as kids. I think one of the things that has made us a lot closer is that we both have a set of twin girls (hers are identical and mine are fraternal... get that!). They, like V and I, are two years apart. Mine obviously don't really have that twin bond that most twins have but her girls definitely do. The last couple of weeks I have been trying to have her girls around as much as possible, not easy seeing that she lives in Tooele and I am in Layton (about an hours drive apart). I like having them around because they give The Bug something to do and I like that I am getting to know them better.
Last night while we were watching Willow with them I sat on the couch and braided my hair. One of them saw what I did with my hair and requested that I do the same to hers. Well when her sister saw the result she wanted the same. It was fun sitting them down and doing their hair, I felt like it was a good time to just listen to them talk and giggle together. They are pretty cute. There was a constant running commentary about the movie, with all sorts of questions about what was going on on the screen. It was actually pretty funny.
I like that my kids actually have a relationship with their cousins. It has been really fun having them around and getting to know them better!