Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Blah Blah Blah Blog

Sister Honey Bunch had to spend last night at the homeless shelter at her church to make sure there was no Tom-Foolery going on. She is tired today. Sassy has been caring for the House of Sick for well over two weeks. She is also tired. While they spend the day recovering, Sister Big is Guest Blogging.

Sister Big is well, our Big Sister. Honey Bunch was born two days before Big's birthday and our daddy told Big that she was her birthday present. Sister Big believed him and took her job very seriously. She has three kids, one husband and a spoiled wiener dog.


I have a friend, we’ll call her Paula. Paula is very funny and keeps us laughing for hours telling one funny story after another. She does a hilarious impression of smokers and you should hear her stories of growing up in a large family! Without even trying, she’s one of the funniest people we know. Until you ask her to be funny. She freezes. She has the “I think I’m going to puke look”. Nothing funny to say. Not one thing. Zero. Zilch. Nada. That’s me right now.


Jill, my oldest daughter, is in town visiting from San Francisco. Jill always has something funny, clever and entertaining to say. She rarely stops talking and what she has to say is generally interesting and colorful. So knowing that Jill is home for the week and wanting to take advantage of her “talents”, Sister Honey Bunch and Sister Sassy call, text and email me: “Hey Sister Big, why don’t you and Jill write something for the Blog this week? Hey, how about today? That would be great if you two would write something. Can you do it now”! I reluctantly agree, not really hearing the “now” and “today” parts of the request. I think Jill and I have a couple of days to be clever together. Jill may not need the prep time, but I sure do!

We get home from the gym, Jill showers and heads out to have dinner with friends, after which she’s meeting more friends, and I know what that means. Jill will be coming home long after I’ve gone to bed and most likely just before I wake up for work. Then the phone rings. It’s Sister Sassy with some words about blogging and some suggestions for Jill’s “sister name”. (none of which meet Jill’s approval by the way). I say, “uh huh, yes, okay, right, uh huh, okay, bye”. Then, Sister Honey Bunch calls, with some NAGGING about the blog. Blog, blog, blog. I get it. I say, “uh huh, okay, yeah, right, yes, OKAY, WE’LL DO IT TOMORROW!” For some reason, these last four words get a rise out of Honey Bunch and she exclaims, “you have to do it tonight. I’m sleeping with the homeless tonight and am counting on you two for tomorrows post”. Who’s the big sister here? These two certain-certains get a blog and get all bossy. I will not be intimidated. I will not succumb to the blog pressure.
Jill’s at dinner with friends. I have nothing to say, just like Paula…

14 comments:

Sister Sassy said...

Sister Big, you are the best! ANd I glad someone else got on the nagging end of Honey. As I say, I only do what I'm told lol!
Thanks for the help, Honey and I need a break from trying to be interesting and you fill those shoes nicely.

Ashlee said...

A blog post about what to blog about. It's like a Seinfeld post! A show about nothing, but that's truly funny....and a blog about nothing really...but made me giggle.
You did an excellent job!
BTW...I'm the blog nagger in my family.

mom of 2 said...

That's funny! I agree with Ashlee...it's just like Seinfeld...cracked me up! Anyway, you did a good job!!

Sister Honey Bunch said...

Oh, you've got plenty to say! Thanks for filling in for us. We'll give you more notice next time.

MommytoA&J said...

aren't you a good sister big to do this ... and without much notice - kudos!!!

Em said...

You are a very good big sister...but don't let Sister Honey Bunch get her panties in a bunch...stand up to the bully and tell her that you will get around to it...on your time. :)
And, I would love to see a pic of your spoiled weiner dog! :)

Sister Sassy said...

perhaps Sister Big can blog about the day in the life of a Weiner!

echolily said...

I agree with Em. Don't let that Sassy give you any lip either. I made a special graphic just for you. Click on my name to see it :)

Sister Sassy said...

Lol! Echolily you crack me up!

Jim said...

Echolily, that was great!
Sister Big - great job, very funny, even if you weren't trying to be ;) And you do have some stories to tell too. I think you could blog with some very funny stories of Sister Honey Bunch and Sister Sassy growing up and out them, for the hole world to see!!! Revenge of the Older Siblings! Yah, we've paid our dues! Now is payback time! Do it Sister Big!

Rachie Roo said...

Me and Mama (not "Big Mama", the Mama I live with) will write a blog if you need some fill-ins. We always have funny stories, about Donkey Faces, our pancake eating competitions, car buying experiences, and our home improvement show we are developing. Just let me know!

saintseester said...

So, can anybody call on you for guest posts? Or just sisters? Your sisters, or other people's sisters?

Sister Honey Bunch said...

Back away from my sister. :)

Sister Big said...

Thank you all for your support and kind words and the graphic! Truthfully, it wasn't that bad - except for the constant nagging. Of course, I'm used to that from these two. Really, though it was the least I could do. Sassy and Honey Bunch have done much for me and my family over the years and I try to repay them whenver and however I can. Blog On!