That's what this sign says, Sisters Only! Emily made this sign and taped it to their bedroom door. You can only come in if you have a sister- which fortunately Dan and I both do, and Sam as well for that matter.
Emily loves her sister. She just loves to do whatever it is that Allyson is doing, regardless of what it is. She really looks up to her, there is a love that exists between sisters that is so very evident when I watch Emily and the way she looks at Allyson. When Ally showers any kind of attention on Emily- she just eats it up. And interestingly enough, Allyson seems to really depend on Emily for a lot of company and playmateness as well. Occassionally they want to sleep in the same bed together, Allyson is typically pretty good about letting Emily join in with she and her friends, and Emily wants nothing more than her sisters attention. I can relate- I too was the little sister.
Sure, my sister and I fought- especially when we got a bit older. But now that we are adults, she is such a good friend to me. One of the best kinds, the kind that won't come or go, fade in or out, regardless of time or circumstances we are sisters and I love her with all my heart.
Through marriages I have also been blessed with two Sister in Laws. Both equally wonderful and some of my closest and dearest friends. God is pretty awesome as he continues to bless us throughout our lives with people that make our lives complete. I'll be interested to see what kind of woman Sam brings into this crazy bunch some day- but I can tell you right now, I doubt she'll be good enough for him : )
I am glad for Emily and Allyson, they have a gift that they probably won't realize for many years to come- each other. Not sure where Sam fits in there, I suppose he'll have to stop chasing them with sticks and peeing on them in order to find his spot in that love circle.