I am the eldest of 3 girls (poor Dad!)
I am the only one still to reside in a Birmingham postcode (although we actually live in Worcestershire, which sounds a bit posher?!?) Youngest sister is a 2 hour drive away, and middle sister is a 2 hour plane journey away.
There’s 22 months between me and middle sis and then 4 further years to the baby! (Although once, when she had 2 children and I had none, we were asked if we were twins – I found this highly amusing – ‘my twin’ was not so impressed!!)
We probably only all get together about once a year – and then there are husbands / children / parents in tow. We might have managed the odd night in the pub, or sing song around a piano, as just the 3 of us – but we’ve never done anything more.
As kids we were lucky to do lots of family holidays to France / Scotland / anywhere in between – but then we were always accompanied by our parents. As adults we’ve done return visits to both of the above – but with parents and husbands and kids too.
I remember each sister coming to visit when I was at Uni – but not both at the same time. (We won’t mention that I took little sister clubbing and to see Pulp Fiction when she was only 14 – given her daughter is older than that now!!)
Youngest sister hit 18 and spent a year in the US, and when she got back I was in Australia, and middle sister was living in Germany. Then littlest sister got pregnant with her first child (now a gorgeous 15 year old). Between us, we had 7 kids in 7 years – so going away as a threesome has just never happened.
Over the festive period the middle sister hit the big 4 – 0, and celebrated on a warm (but windy!) beach in Egypt with her husband and kids. But we are prolonging the celebrations (hey, I celebrated for a whole year when I was 40!) by going away next weekend – just the 3 of us – to a spa hotel in the German mountains.
We are all ridiculously excited – it will be so bizarre just being sisters for the weekend not mums / wives / daughters.
Happy 40th Birthday lovely middle sister!!