31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes – Day 5


31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

Please join everyone at Five Minute Friday for 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes throughout the month of October.

Friday, 5 October 2018


We are told as children that we need to share. It is one of life’s earliest lessons and not always a fun one. One thing that I remember having to share was my mother. She snuck my twins brothers on me when I was too little to realize siblings were anything to worry about. I was 17 months old and now I had two matching baby dolls. About the time that I was awakening to the fact that other people were real, my baby sister joined the gang and I felt replaced. I had to share my mama yet again and this time it was very different. This was a lot for someone 2 years and 11 months old to process.

I not only had to share Mama and toys, but I had to endure this new girl child getting some of my favorite clothes, too. Once I outgrew my favorite baby blue teddy bear pant suit, I had to let her have it. I was not fond of sharing my special things with her, especially when she wasn’t expected to share with me.

But, that was then and this is now. I often share family history information with her. I also shared lots of “hey, you’re 50” birthday wishes with her this year. Those I didn’t mind sharing one little bit. 🙂


About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native, but have been living on the Texas Gulf Coast for 14 years now. David and I have been married for 34 years. Our children are grown. Some are here at home, others are out in the big world doing their "thing". I enjoy genealogy, reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, cooking and much, much more.
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6 Responses to 31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes – Day 5

  1. Vanessence says:

    I’m sure you’re an awesome big sister!

    But man, 4 babies under 3? Your mother must have been exhausted! lol

    Liked by 1 person

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