This diary entry is part 9 of 25 in Lily's diary dated 29 - November 2023

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.

Love you all!!! ❤️

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