Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Oh Sister, Where Art Thou?

Today, I'm going to tell you a tragic funny story. Once upon a time, when I was a wee child of six, I lived in a fairy tale land. I was an only child. At the time, I was an idiot and didn't appreciate this fact. No, I wanted a sibling. So when my mom got pregnant for a couple months, I didn't believe her, kept telling her she was just getting fat - which trust me, is EXACTLY what your pregnant mother wants to hear, so TRY IT because I guarantee it'll be fun for the whole family I got very, very excited this is, of course, after I stopped calling her fat and accepted her pregnancy. I really wanted a baby sister. We could share clothes and share makeup (hypothetically, one day; I didn't wear makeup at the age of six like Suri Cruise some people) and be BFFs forever, just like all of the sisters on TV. I was so set on having a baby sister that I bet my dad ten bucks (my dad taught me awesome skills in my formative years like making bets you will never win) that it was going to be a girl rather than a boy. No big deal, except for that fact that I stuck to my guns after the ultrasound that clearly indicated it was going to be a boy.

I was not the brightest crayon in the box, with the "mom you're fat" and then the "it's a girl, I swear!"

Anyway, of course, the sibling gods were against me and I was cursed gifted with a baby brother instead. This was very devastating, not least because my dad kept rubbing it in that he had a son now and he won the bet, but also because COME ON, who was I supposed to have my stereotypical sister camaraderie with? I mean, come to think of it, the sibling gods were against me, ultrasound or no. If we had stayed in China, I would've not had a sibling at all because of the One Child Law, and my parents were set on having a boy because they wanted "one of each." Overrated, I say.

But wait! All of my childhood woes can be erased by this wonderful contest, set by Lisa and Laura Roecker to celebrate 500 followers. One of the possible gifts is a t-shirt that would officially christen me the winner, the fourth Roecker sister. And I know all of you care about my emotional well-being, so you know it is necessary for me to win this t-shirt so I can officially move on with my sister-less life. 

Also, I would be able to use them to get to Libba Bray. Sisters share makeup and clothes and friends and famous author connections, yes?

Go check out the contest! Lisa and Laura are totally amazing, and their book LIAR SOCIETY is coming out Spring 2011.


  1. LOL. This is a lot more amusing and creative plug for the contest than mine is. Possibly the best I've seen so far. Maybe you can get points/entries for creativity?

  2. You crack me up! You are awesome!

  3. LOL, I didn't see where you were going at first, but yes, this is the best contest plug ever!

    Good luck, missing Roecker sister!



    i pretty much love you now.

  5. I LOVE YOU, XiXi. This post is totally awesome. I'm bookmarking this for when Laura and I get into fights. A good reminder of the importance of sisters...er....siblings. XOXO

    We are SO pulling for you to win the t-shirt after reading this.

  6. As the baby of the family, I NEVER wanted a younger sibling. How selfish is that? :)