Have you ever heard the saying that siblings are usually as different as night and day? Well I had, but never believed it until I raised my own two children.
I thought my life was going to be just perfect. I had an amazing son who was well disciplined, never partied, never broke the law. Maybe it could do with the fact that his mom is a cop. I don’t know. He always helps out with his sibling and everything.
It seems like so long ago now that I went into labor with my second child. We named her Sadiah. I don’t know why we chose that name to be honest, it just came to me and I thought it was a beautiful name. She is going to be extremely beautiful when she grows up; I just know it.
Sadiah was quite a pleasant baby, just like Akia was. She didn’t cry very often, which was a good thing. We all liked our sleep, as we were always having to work or go to school early in the morning.
The years went by, and Sadiah grew up into a gorgeous little girl.
However, growing older comes new responsibilities. Now that she was old enough, it was time to teach Sadiah her basic skills: potty training, talking, and walking. I sat down with her one day to teach her how to talk. Piece of cake, right? Akia caught onto it so quickly! I couldn’t have been more wrong..
When I would try to teach her something, she would look off into space and completely forget what I was telling her. Although her confused face was as cute as could be, it was a little frustrating. I found out this was going to be a lot more work than it was with Akia. However, I loved her very much. I would never love one child over another.
We finally got through it all, and I was even finding time for myself again. I called Xia up, as she had recently gotten pregnant with her new husband. I didn’t ask too many questions, as he would be old enough to be my niece’s grandfather. She is very pretty, but I don’t understand why Xia has to shave the poor girl’s head!
Xia and I were becoming closer, which made me happy. I was very upset with how things went with us. She was my sister, we were supposed to be close. Akia also brought home a girl, who was quite pretty. Her purple eyes were a little freaky, though. However, little did Akia know, she already had a boyfriend. The poor thing tried to put the moves on her (I wasn’t spying I promise!) and she was quite shocked and promptly told him she was dating some other guy. Makes me wonder why she even came over in the first place, then. Who knows. I hope he’ll find someone soon.
A couple more years went by, and both Akia and Sadiah grew up. They are the most precious kids in the world. Choosing who is going to take over the house is going to be the most difficult decision I have ever had to make. I hope I make the right choice.