Thursday, February 4, 2010

Real Sisters

Seena and Teen are half-sisters. Since Seena could understand, we've always told her that Teen has a different mommy but the same daddy. She accepted the explanation just fine. I never thought more of it until last night when I picked her up from a babysitting visit with Nana. Nana informed me that Seena was very upset and told Nana all about how Teen was not her sister and that they were only step-sisters, that I was not Teen's real mommy and that Teen was moving out. Yes, most of the above is true but I've never told Seena Teen was NOT her sister and Teen is definitely not moving out so I was completely perplexed at the sudden revelation. My mom of course wasn't too pleased, she thought I was feeding my daughter false information. So on our drive back home I reassured Seena that Teen was very much her sister and that half and step did not matter. Of course, this led to a bunch of whys and whos and I don't get that...

But for today's post, this will be a tribute to sisters and to show Seena how much they really are "real" sisters:



3 comments:

Rebecca said...

They are adorable together! My dad would never let us call my half-brother a "half." It was never really explained to us, so kudos for you being open and honest...it's too confusing if you try to do anything else!

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

They are too cute together! I have to agree with Rebecca - I have 4 half-sisters, but growing up my parents referred to them as cousins. I am sure they had their reasons, but it lead to a lot of confussion when the truth was admitted.

Danifred said...

As you know, I am the queen of the half, step, whole siblings. I think it's all about the relationship. Period. Sisterhood (and siblinghood) is not defined by blood alone.