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Tuesday
Aug212012

Make Plans For Tomorrow

Why? Tomorrow is Brother and Sister Day!

At the Simmons house, every August 22nd, our kids celebrate "Brother & Sister Day."

It was 9 years ago when Georgie & Gillian told us one August morning,

"We want to start a new holiday. It's called brother and sister day! Every year on August 22nd we will make it a special day where we just play together and do cool stuff, but just us. No other friends or anything! Isn't that cool?"

My wife and I were a little curious as to where they came up with this and why August 22nd? George said, "Well, we have mother's day and father's day but no Brother and Sister day. And since our birthdays are both on the 22nd of our months, August is kind of in the middle so we thought that would be good."

Keep in mind that George was 9 and Gillian was only 5 when they came up with this. 

The first annual Bro and Sis day consisted of playing in the sprinklers, watching movies, playing board games, and switching bedrooms for the night.

9 years later and the tradition is still going strong although schedules make it tough. Gillian has an event at school tomorrow night but they have committed to hanging out all day on Saturday to celebrate. And now that George has a license the possiblities for stuff to do has majorly increased!

I hope you will take some time tomorrow to either connect with your siblings or those friends that are family to you. Family has nothing to do with DNA in my book! 

Reader Comments (2)

I love brother and sister day. Thanks for reminding me I will make cards for my siblings :-)

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPearlsa

Love this idea. What sweet kids you have!

August 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterM.

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