My life is intrinsically linked to my sister Randi. We played house and dolls together growing up. We know all of each other’s likes and dislikes. She followed in my steps and became a publicist. I used to say I taught her everything she knows, but she has certainly surpassed me in terms of her career as a successful, kick-ass Director of PR.
Because we lived together and shared a bank account as twenty-something’s and into my early 30s, it was almost as if I had to divorce her when I got married.
Ian calls Randi “mom #2.”. My family enjoys when she joins us for brunch and like her company Mon our vacations.
I sincerely hope that my kids have as close and special lifelong relationship as Randi and I do.
Monday April 10th is National Siblings Day. To celebrate, here’s the results to the NationalToday.com Siblings Day Survey that proves Americans are actually deeply attached to their siblings (even if they pretend otherwise).
Researchers at National Today asked 1,000 Americans about everyone’s favorite sibling celebration.
Only 3% of Americans hate their siblings.
92% OF AMERICANS DON’T FIGHT WITH THEIR SIBLINGS
Only 8% of Americans report haven physically fought with their siblings. While only 3% of males still hold a grudge over a childhood fight, females are half as forgiving: 6% still feel a bit bitter. (We have had our share of fights and I’m not convinced that this percentage is accurate.)
1 IN 10 AMERICAN SIBLINGS ARE BEST FRIENDS
8% of Americans talk to their siblings every day, while another 8% say their siblings know them better than anyone else. (We’re in this 8%, especially if you count texting)
SIBLINGS IMPROVE THE LIVES OF 85% OF AMERICANS
Given the choice, only 15% of Americans would opt to be an only child. 36% would choose to be an older sibling, while 1 in 3 would enjoy being the youngest. (I requested a little sister and am very happy I’m not an only child. I’m 4.5 years older, but I think there are definitely perks to be the younger. The older paves the way with the parents and the second usually gets to do things at an earlier age)
OTHER SIBLINGS DAY INSIGHTS
#1: We shared—or still share—clothes (7%) (She raids my closet but wears a smaller size)
#2: We are in a group text (6%) (Infrequently)
#3: We share the same friend group (5%) (We’ re friends with each other’s friends on Facebook)
#4: We’ve embarrassed each other on social media (5%) (Oops, I may be guilty of doing this)
Do you agree with these results? Which describe you & your sibling(s)?