Sister’s Tears

“Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other.”  – Carol Saline


The first day of school was a total “F” for me. From the moment I opened my eyes I realized I didn’t want to leave the comfort of my home. But when I realized I had no choice in the matter, I opened the floodgate of tears that seemingly didn’t have an end. Morning turned into afternoon as I continued my wailing fit. It wasn’t until my teacher made a conscious effort to rectify this problem that the tears finally dried up.

Stepping out of the class for a few moments, my teacher returned with my big sister by her side. My sister, who was in the seventh grade at the time, promised that I could play with her china tea set and doll when I got home from school, but only if I stopped my crying marathon. I took a deep breath and stopped the waterworks. I didn’t even cry when I lost my milk money that day. Of course my sis was there to rescue me again, giving me her milk money and lunch. Though my sister’s actions worked that day, it would take months of playing with her tea set and doll to keep me happy.


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