Annie and Nuala are sisters, aged 3-and-almost-a-half and just-about-6, respectively. Annie is our lipstick fanatic (“It would be so boring without lipbalm”) and Beatles fan; Nuala is our resident fairy expert/budding scientist who fashions cellphones using paper, tape, crayons, and stick-on jewels. I get such an enormous kick out of watching them together. I don’t have a sister. Two lovely brothers, yes, but let’s face it– they’re not very sisterly. Getting to observe the sister mystery from the outside, now, is quite an experience.
Even if Annie did just say, the other day, “If I didn’t have a sister, I wouldn’t have to share anything!” Or that Nuala comments quite frequently on Annie’s ability to drive her “cuckoo-crazy.”