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Friday, March 09, 2007

Dancing in the hog trough is the new awesome

This post goes out to all those other single ladies whose younger sisters have gotten married before them.

That's right. My sister called me last night to tell me that she is engaged. My BABY sister who just turned 22 exactly 7 days ago.

In my family we used to joke about some random western folklore where if a younger sister married before the older sister, the unmarried older sister had to dance barefoot in a hog trough at the wedding - otherwise she was destined to spinsterhood. Now it isn't so funny if I might actually have to dance barefoot at my sister's wedding.

Look. I'm just saying, I have about 5 months if anyone is interested in rushing into a relationship for all the wrong reasons.

21 Comments:

  • At 9:28 AM, Blogger bets said…

    welcome to the club roommate.

     
  • At 10:10 AM, Blogger bex said…

    thank you, roommate. I know you will help me transition. Maybe we can make membership cards, and the photo ID has to be a picture of us as maids of honor at our sisters weddings.

     
  • At 11:35 AM, Anonymous The Baby Sister said…

    ooooh...
    i can't believe this is already in the blog!
    oh embarrassment.

    but, getting over the initail embarressment,
    yes becca,
    i SHALL be expecting some sort of hog trough dance at some point.

     
  • At 12:53 PM, Blogger kat said…

    hey becca, to make it even i think you should definately have the first baby... whaddaya think?

     
  • At 12:55 PM, Blogger kat said…

    hey, that posted before i could finish... anyways, go out and get pregnant.

     
  • At 1:14 PM, Blogger bex said…

    ha ha - the overachiever in me thinks you might just have something there, Kat

     
  • At 1:36 PM, Blogger Cindy said…

    Ew, knife in the belly! I don't have a little sister, or a little brother, so the only thing I have to compare are all my little cousins who I babysat who are now producing more babies for me to babysit.

     
  • At 1:45 PM, Blogger jordan said…

    as long as the hog trough perfectly color coordinates with the rest of the wedding...
    \

     
  • At 2:07 PM, Blogger MLE said…

    i'm with you in the club. if you get more than one offer....send him my way.

    we could try speed dating-- the question:
    what'cha doin' june 23?
    you're free!
    great.
    the wedding is set for 10. can you make it?
    got to beat my youngest brother's wedding which is in the afternoon that day.

     
  • At 2:29 PM, Blogger k8 said…

    so far i have two little brothers down, one teetering on the brink, and our little high schooler has met the boy we all sorta hope she ends up with.

    I'm thinking I probably have to roll around naked in a hog trough to ward off the bad luck surely awaiting me.

     
  • At 2:58 PM, Blogger emily said…

    ahh.. rebecca, welcome, welcome, welcome. It probably goes without saying, but the ONLY way to restore the balance of sibling power is to begin giving your sister extremely explicit and detailed (and ideally slightly confusing) sexual advice. Leaving her to wonder how, when, and with whom you became so, so, so wise. Make the young 'uns squirm. That's my advice, and look where it's gotten me! xo emily
    ps.. as it turns out.. this also works very well with married friends who are over sharing, just begin pertly suggesting things they should "try out".

     
  • At 3:25 PM, Blogger Steph said…

    Emily, you're a genius. Bex, while I don't have any younger siblings, I am the only single cousin in my entire family. I've learned to enjoy being the only fun one at every family event; all of the kids at your sister's wedding will want to know how to do the dance in the hog trough and will soon be doing it for all their friends. Live it up.

     
  • At 4:37 PM, Blogger Manfoom said…

    I would love to meet a future wife in a hog trough. I think it would be less embarrassing than saying that you met at the internet.

    I am always up for "all the wrong reasons".

     
  • At 8:26 PM, Anonymous Nathan said…

    Well, I lost to my first two younger sisters, but I have hopes of beating out the third, and I really, really hope I can beat the youngest. (Surely a ten-year head start counts for something?)

    Emily, you're evil. In a nice way, but still...*shudder*...evil.

     
  • At 12:56 AM, Blogger rob said…

    Let's face it...we are still single, because we are blogging when we should be making babies!

     
  • At 7:35 AM, Blogger Kim said…

    Congratulations to Kathryn!

     
  • At 11:30 AM, Anonymous amanda said…

    if anyone in my family sees this post, i'll be dancing in a hog trough in may. it seems like a custom rural ohioans would readily adopt. anyhow rebecca, i sympathize.

     
  • At 4:08 PM, Blogger Things & Stuff said…

    Married or not my five siblings have tried the baby making ritual prior to me acquiring a steady mate...

    so I'm game for baby making...

     
  • At 6:32 PM, Blogger Mike said…

    you know, I bet if you had a pre-nup that said in the event of divorce your spouse gets to take the scooter you could be married tomorrow.


    cause you know, who doesn't want a scooter?

     
  • At 11:28 PM, Blogger Erica said…

    let's be honest...the older are wiser, ripe, and a bit too much for a man to handle. alright...that's what i told myself when my baby sister got hitched! good seeing you tonight at the fire!

     
  • At 11:25 PM, Blogger Girl con Queso said…

    You made me laugh outloud.

     

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