So, wonder of wonders, it turns out I actually have two sisters instead of one! As I mentioned before, my first sister, Kate, has been living at Grandmama's house all this time. Mama and Grandmama have been meaning to get us together, but Kate didn't make it over here until a week ago. It was only then that Mama decided to break the news that she and Mimi had discovered my other sister at a thrift store on an out-of-town trip.
I was still trying to process all this when the two of them arrived, at the same time, no less, in the room I shared with Rachel. My roommate was elsewhere at the time, which was good, because there wouldn't have been room for all four of us.
The first meeting was...awkward, to say the least! Both of them appeared to be waiting for me to talk.
"So," I began, "I know your name's Kate." This was directed to the blue-eyed doll. "What's your name?"
"Madison Amelia, but you can call me Maddy for short." she said shyly.
"Actually," Kate interjected, "everyone has been calling me Kate, but that's not my real name. It's really Marigold Esther...Mary for short."
"Whoa, wait a minute," I interjected. "They've been calling you the wrong name...and you let them, all this time?" I asked incredulously.
"Okay, you are so not related to me!" I muttered.
Mary looked confused. She glanced over at Maddy. I think they were both wondering if meeting me had been a good idea. Maddy looked ready to cry.
I groaned. "Take it easy...I'm not saying we're actually not related, I'm just saying there's no way I would have put up with someone calling me by the wrong name!"
Both of them visibly relaxed.
"Look, why don't you sit down, okay?" I said, motioning to the chair behind them.
Mary sat down in the chair and Maddy took the arm.
Our conversation was agonizing and painful at first, until Maddy saw my unicorn collection.
"I love unicorns!" she said excitedly.
"Me too!" agreed Mary.
I couldn't help smiling. That was all it took. We talked about unicorns and our favorite books and tons of other stuff.
So, at first I wasn't sure about my sisters. They seemed really girly and quiet. But they're kinda growing on me. I've always been solo in a sea of sisterhood (aside from Rachel, who's also without sisters). I thought I was happy that way, but I have to admit, having siblings can be pretty cool. Especially when they think you're the coolest thing since buttered bread. ;)
Maddy and Mary will be staying here until after Christmas. I'm actually pretty excited about spending Christmas with my sisters. Katie and Lucy are coming, too, so Tess and Hailey will get to have their cousins with them for the holidays. I think Christmas could be pretty cool!
So, since we were all together, of course Mama had to take like 20 million pictures!! Here they are:
The Wilson Sisters: Madison Amelia (aka Maddy), Margaret Elena (aka Maggie), and Marigold Esther (aka Mary). Whoever came up with our full names had some serious issues! For those of you who are curious, I'm the oldest (13 years old), Mary is the middle sister (12 years old), and Maddy's the youngest (she's 10). I'm not really sure how the whole "years old" thing works, since we're dolls and don't age. I'm just going with what Mama told me. Sometimes I wonder if she even knows what she's talking about!
Sweet little Maddy. She's really wormed her way into my heart.
Mary...she's got such pretty eyes! They look kind of creepy when someone takes a picture of her with flash, though! They almost glow. :}
And a couple of the obligatory side-by-side shots.
Finally, no more pictures!! We were really glad to get back to hanging out and quit all the posing.
Hope you guys are all having a great week before Christmas! We'll be in touch later. ;)