5 years ago my kids came up with an idea. They wanted to make a “holiday” that celebrated the friendship siblings have. They call it…
BROTHER AND SISTER DAY!
Every year on August 22nd, my kids plan to spend the day hanging out together, playing games, having favorite meals, watching movies, and of course switching bedrooms for the night. It is a day they spend weeks planning and months thinking about. It’s cute how serious they are. I thought for sure my son’s entry into high school would kill Bro and Sis day but that is not the case.
“We plan on doing this when we are old with our own families, except the switching bedrooms part,” is what George says.
They talk about getting together for dinner or catching a movie but they are very specific about it just being them. Just so they know at least one day a year they can spend a day catching up with each other.
So tomorrow although my sisters do not all live next door or down the hall from me, I am going to make it a point tomorrow to call each one of them and just catch up. So often we get together with our families and spouses but rarely do we just talk.
I want to challenge all of you to also celebrate Brother and Sister Day tomorrow and every year. If you live close enough maybe go to lunch or dinner. Maybe give them a call or shoot them an email asking about how they are doing. If you do not have a brother or sister I am sure you have friends that fit that place in your life. Maybe you can spend some time really thinking about your siblings if they have passed. That would be a good way to celebrate too.
Please let me know how you will celebrate Brother & Sister Day and I will be sure and share your comments with my kids. They wish more people would do this because they think family is pretty darn important.