Sisters share a special bond. My sister is absolutely, hands down, my best friend in the whole ENTIRE world. She just gets me. If we are watching the same TV show at the same time, I can tell you from 3 states away when she is laughing or crying…because that’s what I’m doing too. We can laugh hysterically for no reason AT ALL. Seriously, we can look at each other and bust a gut laughing like a couple of idiots.
On occasion, our sweet, precious, wonderfully fabulous, rock star of a mother will be talking to us about something….anything (subject matter is truly irrelevant), and we will both simultaneously, spontaneously AND hysterically burst into laughter. Not pretty giggles. I’m talking snorting, snot bubbles, tears flowing, side splitting laughter.
Rachel’s response is always the same, “WHAT?”
“NOTHING!” We’ll scream in unison.
Which only adds to her theory that we are hiding something, and to our hysteria because we KNOW it’s nothing, and the fact the we both said it in stereo makes it funnier, somehow. Rachel usually sighs and leaves the room.
Zeb was out of town one night, so at bath time, I put Aubrey(4) and Emma(2) in our bathtub, and put Sadie(3 mos) in her stroller beside the shower. I turned the shower on and went into my bedroom to undress, I put all my clothes in the laundry hamper and walked back to the shower. As soon as I walked back in the bathroom, naked, my 2 year old and my 4 year old LOST IT. They started laughing like a couple of hyenas. I realize I’ve just had a baby, crying at the site of me naked I could understand…but laughing, this was NOT good for Mommy’s self esteem!
“WHAT? What is so funny?”
Oh, that just did it. They really lost it then, simultaneous, spontaneous AND hysterical laughter. (Here’s another a-ha moment for Mommy, Oprah would be SO proud.) I sighed as I realized how my mother has felt all these years, and got in the shower.