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