Sunday, April 19, 2009

Can Step families Work? My Little Sister Interview

I have been asked many times why I don't have children yet. Other then waiting for the right time, I was lucky enough to be given two bonus siblings when my Father remarried. My little brother was born when I was 19 and then my sister was born when I was 20. It was then, that I made the decision that I would fully participate in their lives.

They mean the world to me and I feel so close to both of them. In a blink they are now in Junior High and almost in High School. On my most recent trip home to visit my family, I sat with my little sister and interviewed her for Under the Sheets-Shhh and for you.

D is a very talkative, fashionable, funny, sarcastic little diva that is very maternal at heart and the baby of our family. Can you imagine what it would be like to be in Junior High with an older sister twenty years older then you?

OK D inquiring minds want to know..... take it away.


How old are you and where were you born? Twelve and raised in Woodland Hills, Ca.

What grade are you now in? I'm in sixth grade.

Do you like school? No. Because it’s boring and I don’t get to talk. Teachers are not understanding of my need to socialize.

What job do you want to have when you're older? A hairdresser because I have liked styling and cutting hair ever since I was little. I use to try to cut my dolls hair, but it wouldn't grow back:) I'd like to work in a salon in Paris not on movie sets. Lala remember when I use to put all of those clips in your hair and I made your head bleed? I was practicing for my future clients.

Do you believe in marriage? And do you want to have children? I believe in marriage and I don’t want to have kids. I want to adopt. I do not want to go through all the pain of giving birth. Even though I would adopt a child, I would love it as if it was mine. Marriage is for me because I picture myself when I’m older (28 yrs. Old) living with my loving family (my husband, my loving child and my Jack Russel).

Where do you think you'll be in five years? In five years I will be 17 years old and I will be a senior in high school. I’ll be a preppy cheerleader, with an awesome boyfriend and friends. I want to go to college, but I dream of going to a hair dressing college for my certificate in hair.

What are you favorite book, artists, movies and TV shows?

Kanye West, Flo Rider, Colbie Caillat, PussyCat Dolls, Rihanna, The Clique Series, American Idol, Dancing with the Stars, Pimp My Ride, Parental Control, My Name is Earl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Date Movie, DodgeBall.

What is your favorite food? Pizza, French fries and Ice cream. (chocolate malted crunch)

How do you feel about fashion and what are your favorite stores and designers? I love clothes, but I hate sewing. I use to love dressing up my dolls in cute outfits. The reason that I wake up in the morning is to get dressed. My favorite stores are: Hollister, Hot Topic, Abercrombie and Victoria Secret.

Do you know what a recession is? Yes, its something to do with the economy. Lots of people are being laid off now and some businesses are going bankrupt.

What are your thoughts about President Obama? I think he is a loyal president. I believe he has the power to run our country.

What is it like to have an older sister that is twenty-one years apart from you? Its kinda weird having you be so much older than me, but I can talk to you about anything.

How important are your friends to you? My friends are very important to me. I love them and I don’t know what I would do without them.

Thank you so much D for sharing your thoughts with us. Can I be your first client at your Paris hair salon if you promise not to make my head bleed? Oh and if you haven't already please join our Facebook Northern Califorinia Blogger Network. We are very excited about our new group and you can become a founding member. Stay tuned for my little brother's interview on Tuesday April 21sr.


Linda S. Socha said...

Great Questions! Wonderful that she has you Laura. Your blog is looking fantastic! I am behind and will visit more.....Love the paintings? I assume you did those . You are one talented gal and I love the feel of the paintings

Laura said...

Hi Linda: Thank you so much and Miss Fifi flowers did the paintings for me to say thanx for guest blogging for her. Have a great weekend!

Audrey said...

What a great idea! Love that! And how mature is your "little" sister - she is already sounding so grown up!

♥ Braja said...

What a lovely post, Laura...and how lovely also to be here again...sorry for the delay :(

Jules said...

My sister and I are 18 years apart. Being a part of her life made me decide not to have children. She is graduating this year from high school. And she is beautiful and I love her so much it hurts! Your sister is very lucky to have you in her life!

Charlotte said...

She is adorable I love her independent mind. Step-families do work I have 7 step-sibs myself and a step-mother I adore.

Laura said...

Audrey: I know right. She is very mature, insightful and does not hold back on her opinions. We are lucky to have her.

Braja: So wonderful to see you Braja. I hope you are feeling well and I am so glad you stopped by.

Laura said...

Jules: And you too! Ah thanx and congrats to your sister.

Charlotte: You have seven step siblings how amazing and a true Brady Bunch! My little sis still asks me about how we are only half sisters:) Which half she asks me.

Souma said...

i've always wanted to be a hairdresser...
now after 4 years in medical school i want to be a hairdresser more than ever.
she's a very interesting character! beautifully independent and mature!

Laura said...

Souma: I know and it's amazing how her personality even jumps off the page. Imagine her in real life :) Maybe you can moonlight as a doctor by day and hairdresser by night?

Joanie M said...

That was terrific, Laura! Your sis sounds very mature for 12 years old.

There is nearly 20 years between my oldest sister and youngest brother... but there are also 6 other kids in between them!

scrappysue said...

that's so cute and that interview has been captured forever! i bet she'll have a laugh when she reads it in 5 or so years' time

Just Playing Pretend said...

"The reason that I wake up in the morning is to get dressed."

That was my favorite line! LOVE IT!

Laura said...

Scappysue: I hope so. I use to love seeing things that I said and wrote when i was a child. It shows how far you've come and how much your personality is just you.

Just Playing Pretend: Mine too! I could have just left this one line in the interview to sum her up. She really does wake up to get dressed and to go through my suitcase :)

iambeautiful20 said...

Hello. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. I work as a behavior therapist at Center for Autism here in Los Angeles. May i ask what agency or company did you work for back then?

Oh and yes, step families do work. I cant speak from my own experience but i have witness it from my friends' families.

Laura said...

iambeautiful20: I am so glad you stopped by. I worked at the Santa Clarita Child and Family Agency for two years and then privately for the L.A. Child and Family Agency. You do amazing work. Which agency do you work for?