I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Family Relationships

Me - I love my whole family, but I am closer to my Mom than my Dad. I am closer to my grandma than my grandpa. My grandpa always says "What am I chopped liver?" This year on Passover someone said "Pass the Chopped Liver." I said "Grandpa, you're chopped liver they're calling for you." I am close to my sister also. I am not fond of my brother at all. He is not fond of me either. That is why it is good that he lives in Florida with his Mom, and I live in New Jersey with mine. Sometimes, blogging with my Mom makes me feel closer to her; sometimes it doesn't because we fight over what we want to blog about. My sister, Aurella, and I have an extreme love-hate relationship. One minute we are happily playing together and the next she hates me or I am mad at her usually because of stupid reasons. I am really close to my grandma. She is my phone buddy. I call her and tell her everything. I love to sleep at her house. She is so good to me. She buys me things and lets me stay up late and helps me with things like math homework. My Mom is my best buddy,  and I love her very much. We get along really well when neither of us is being annoying. The same is true of my sister, Aurella, and I. My mom always says that she hopes when my sister and I grow up, we will still be close. For example, call each other a lot and see each other a lot and let our kids play together all the time. My Dad says I am closest to whoever gets me what I want. I know I am closer to my Mom because for one thing, when my Dad yells at me I run to my Mom when my Mom yells at me I still run to my Mom. When I have problems in school, my Mom always lets me talk about it and helps me solve my problem. Sometimes, she e-mails my school guidance counselor so I can talk to her. When we have time, she gives me 15 minutes a day so we can talk about my day. I am closest to my Mom, my sister and my grandma of anyone in my family.

Mom- When I was young I was very close to my Dad. When I got older and got married and had kids of my own, I became closer to my Mom. My brother and sister and I were close when we were little although my brother and sister fought all the time. Now, that we are older, I am not especially close to either of them. I see them at holiday gatherings and stuff, and we get along. If I really needed them they would be there and vice versa. However, are we not especially close. We never call each other just out of the blue or just to say hi or anything like that. We don't spend a lot of time together outside of  big family ocassions. Part of that is because they live in New York City, and I live in New Jersey. When we do get together we get along, and our kids really enjoy spending time together and playing together. I'm glad for that. I have a cousin who is 2 years older than me and when I was young I was really close to her, and I remember what that was like. Since, then things have happened in the family, and we have drifted apart. It was nice to have somebody in the family close to my age who I was close with when I was young though. Of course, I love both my daughters, but my older daughter is and always has been much more of mama's girl and my younger daughter is more of a daddy's girl. I am close to both of them though. I guess there will come a time when neither of them wants anything to do with me until they are adults, but I am not looking forward to that. Besides, it might not happen that way or at least not for both my daughters. There was never at time when I was not close to my parents or didn't want to be around them. I was kind of on the quiet side growing up though. My younger daughter is kind of quiet too, but not as much as I was. My older daughter is more outgoing like her Dad. I love and am proud of them both. I always will  love and be proud of them even  if there does come a time when they don't want to be seen with me.

And, that's our view. Tune in again for another topic.