Back in April my sisters and I met up for shopping. It was sort of random and something we don’t do often together. My oldest sister, Carla orchestrated it with a simple text message “it is Macy’s family and friends day” and we magically assembled at North Park Mall. We had an awesome time buying perfumes for ourselves and one another. We spent most of our time in the perfume section being courted by salespersons who were impressed with our interaction and fondness all in the name of sisters. And not to mention the ruckus we were making.
You see Carla loves introducing us to the latest and greatest of perfumes. That’s one of her signatures. She introduced me to what she called my first “woman perfume”- “Coco Mademoiselle” by Chanel. I still love that perfume as it leaves its mark wherever you appear and even when you disappear. Now I understand what “big sis” was talking about and have continued to add to this collection. Today, I’m rocking “yellow diamond” by Versace another one of her recommendations (as a birthday gift) and head turners.
From this day, the “Barnes’ sisters date” evolved and we have met up with one another monthly since then at various places for the specific occasion of celebrating our sisterhood! And we’re territorial about it which has gotten us some pucker faces.
At our last outing earlier this month, it was Carla’s turn to pick the activity. And to my surprise she chose a high-end fancy restaurant where the cheapest entree was 35 bucks and not to mention cocktails and dessert were not included! Now if you know my sister, she is the cheapest of all of us—like asking for lemon and water cheap. And “I’m going to deduct from your tip in one dollar increments thrifty.” But oh what a great time we had! All Carla could say to us was “I come here for lunch.” My sister Donna said she’s going to fix us and take us to Church’s Chicken, and I said after the bill came, “Sign me up for a two piece.”
So on this eve of Thanksgiving, I am thankful for my sisters and the bond we share. What are you thankful for?
Chante Prox is a family law attorney and mediator practicing in the Dallas/Fort Worth area @ www.barnesproxlaw.com.