2. Introducing My Family
During my recent 3 month break from Clar.me, I was cut off from the blogging world. I missed it desperately, but, unfortunately, just simply didn’t have time for it. I didn’t have time for writing, I didn’t have time for returning comments, nothing.
I also wasn’t able to continue a sort of blogging series I’d only just started at the time, “Introducing Myself”.
Since I don’t really talk about myself in detail all that much on this blog, I figured it would be a great way for you to know me better, and, honestly, also a great way for me to always have something to blog about since I always seem to be running out of ideas.
I already posted the first part of the series a few months ago, mainly about myself in general. You can read “1. Introducing Myself” by clicking the link if you’re interested.
But today, I’m talking about my family. My family is composed of 5 people – my mom, my dad, my twin brother, my little brother, and me. You already know me, so it’s about time I introduced you to the rest of my family!
My mom is my best friend. Two years ago, I probably would’ve said the opposite, or more likely nothing at all, of my mother, but right now that’s the truth. I don’t make kwento to many people. Even my best friends know close to nothing about my love life, my family life, and my personal life in general. All my happiness, sadness, anger – I share it with my mom. I’m so lucky to have such an amazing relationship with her, and I just love her to death.
I’ve written a mother’s day letter to my mom, I’ve talked about having a twin brother, and I’ve mentioned my little brother more times than my fingers could count. I’ve written over and over again about my family, though my blog contains little love for my father. Which is too bad, because, honestly, he is an amazing person.
He’s one of those dorky dads. He loves telling lame jokes, and he loves laughing at lame jokes when nobody else does (which is usually the case). He likes messing with us over and over again, even until way after it stopped being funny. He’s awesome.
More than just a nerd though, he is an amazing father. If I could just say one thing about my dad, it would be that he loves his family. He works hard, and of course he also has his hobbies, but you can just tell that his family will always be his first priority.
My Twin Brother
I did mention a couple of times before that I have a twin brother. He looks nothing like me, by the way, for those who might ask.
I don’t really remember any time in my life when I’d hugged him, so, from the outside, it may not seem like we’re close, but we’re actually extremely close. It’s just not the obvious kind of close.
We’ve always talked, though I feel like recently, we’ve been talking about more personal things than we’ve ever talked about before. I’m glad we’re able to talk about those kinds of things with each other now. I feel like I know him so much better now – that says a lot, considering that I already knew him pretty well before.
My Little Brother
Lukie. Lucas. Luke. Probably the only non-famous name I’ve ever mentioned on this blog besides my own.
Lukie is adorable, something you would expect me to say about a 6-year-old. There is a 10 year gap between Lukie and I (and, of course, my twin brother). Because of this, I think he will always be a “little” brother to me; there’s no doubt we will be baby-ing him forever, probably even when he’s already a teenager. I don’t like to think about him growing up though!
Though I spent most of my life without him, it feels strange trying to imagine ever being in a family with just 4 people in it. It feels like he’s just always been there, like I never had a life without his constant hugging and unending chatter.
Honestly, I could talk about my family for hours, but by then I’d probably bore you if I haven’t already.
I love my family. I feel so blessed and lucky to have them in my life.
The day when little Lukie grows up will come. My brother is 7 years younger than me, and I have a hard time thinking that he’s going to be a high school student soon.
I only wish that I had as good a relationship with my family as you have with yours. Perhaps as you and your siblings age a bit, tensions may arise. But from this entry, it looks like they’ll always be supportive one way or another. :D
I like the idea of this “Introducing Myself” series. It’s a way to let your readers know about it and it’s really cool. After reading this, I think my favourite person in your family would be your dad, because, well, my dad’s sort of like him, too. ;)
This is a great idea!
also, I love hearing from people who value their family as much as you do. they really are the most important people to us <3
I too went away for a few months. And I was also offline. I let me domains expire, I closed a few blogs as I was so over it and needed headspace … Now, I am back and I feel better ….
I love your family and I don’t even know them :)
You have a twin brother, eh? That’s really cool. Do you two ever act the same way (I know you’re not identical… but still!) You say you two are close… how so? Is it just because you talk alot… or do you hang out, share similar hobbies, etc…?
And what caused you to grow so close with your mom these past 2 years as opposed to before?
Sorry for all these questions haha. Clearly you haven’t bored me. I’m taking an interest!
We’re pretty different, I think, in terms of hobbies we’re extremely different, but in the way we act we can be pretty similar sometimes. I think we’re both kind of introverted, and we’re both known to be quiet people.
I’m not actually sure why I consider us close. I guess I just feel like we know each other really, really well, and we should. We talk a lot, in the sense that we have lots of short conversations scattered throughout the day, as opposed to having long ones. And we also kind of think of each other in making decisions a lot – like, for example, recently we found this game for the DS that could be multiplayer, so both of us got the game (we do that a lot), and whenever someone gives our family chocolate, one of us would always automatically split it in half so we’d get equal parts.
The mom thing’s kind of personal and complicated though. Let’s just say we were both very different people before, and 2 years ago that all just magically changed out of no where, so now we’re really close. :)
No problem; I like questions, as you can see by the long reply, haha.
Why do people assume twins to look so much alike? Especially since you and your twin BROTHER would be fraternal.
Sometimes I wish I had a little little brother. He would be really adorable and someone I can baby of course, haha!
This entry is very sweet. I like how you have such a good relationship with your family. I only have mom + dad, but I know my mom’s side of the family pretty well, though I think I have an up and down relationship with every single person related to me. It’s not something I would write about on my blog though.
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