Hi! It’s me! Lily!!!
Today was pretty fun. I decided to take Beth on a sister-date day. After they all got home from church, I told her to put on something cute, and so did I, and we both went out for a sister-date day. It’s like a date day, but with sisters, and no goodnight kiss.
Yeah, you silly billies, any kisses are cheek kisses. I swear…
Anyway… we went to the mall and I took her around and we bought a few things. Then I took her to a nice place to eat and we had a dinner – no mall food court for that girl!!! Then I took her to Main Event and we did bowling and some other stuff. She likes the coin pusher games – they’re pretty fun actually.
I haven’t forgotten what she told me earlier – about wanting to be included. Sometimes I really can’t. You know, like with the trip Liz’s family is taking. They include me for a reason, and they don’t include Beth because that reason doesn’t apply to her. It’s not that they don’t like her – they really do – but this is something for family, and… for some reason, they made me family.
But she and I need to spend time together sometimes. And days like to today are really important.
After all that, we went just spent some time chatting. I don’t get to spend enough time with her, just chatting. She puts on a brave front, but she gets scared and worried sometimes just like everyone else. She really worries about Crystal. Crystal seems to seek me out sometimes when she’s having a tough time – I am her onee-chan – but I think that leads to Beth feeling left out, and she is Crystal’s best friend. I guess I understand. Sometimes you need a best friend, and sometimes you need an onee-chan. But sometimes… the best friend wants to feel like she makes a difference too.
Maybe sometimes I should direct Crystal to Beth. Not because I don’t want to be there for Crystal, but because Beth does.
Otherwise… a pretty quiet day. Sabby’s making plans for Thanksgiving. Even if I’m heading out to the Grand Canyon with Liz, well, life goes on here, right? She’s going to have a big shindig and everyone’s invited. Sometimes I wonder how Sabby fits all the people in the house, but she always finds a way to make it all work.
Yuki is a little bummed about not having fried chicken, but, well… we’ll be at a campsite in the middle of nowhere. No KFC. I’m sure she’ll survive.