Mellen (absentmammoth) wrote,

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The kid...

It's so weird to think my little sister is growing up. Over the years, somehow, Kathleen and I have gotten very close, and she's one of my best friends, really. And next month she'll be sixteen.
At times, she seems so young. She'll talk in a crazy little voice, run around the house doing funny little dances and chasing after our cats. Then, suddenly, she'll be the very image of maturity. She's a wonderful listener, and her advice is usually quite solid. Looking at her picture from homecoming, she looks so grown up--wearing my tank top, leather pants and a jacket, and her arm around her boyfriend of over a year. When did she start to become so adult?

I envy her at times. She has a lot going for her, and I hope it stays that way. She's smart, funny, pretty, and a lot quieter than me (only in public, though). She has a sense of innocence that makes her seem younger than she is, I think. Yet, I have to come to terms with the fact that she too will part with that innocence. My baby sister is becoming a woman. It's a very odd experience. Yes, she'll always be my little sister...but she won't always be little. Part of the reason I'd like to go to school so close to my home is so that I don't miss the change. That, and I hate to think what two years alone with my parents would to do the poor child, heh.

Kathleen's birthday is January 27th, for all of you who know her. I know she'll never read this, so, let me ask everyone in here. I know many of my own friends also call Kathleen a friend. I'm thinking of throwing her a surprise party. If you're interested, please let me know. My little sister is going to be sixteen, and I want it to be special for her.

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