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. 🙂