I really think this older sister/aka red light/aka annoying/aka miss perfect of mine is really a blessing. Yes it is frustrating that I go to lechaims, vorts, showers and weddings and I am not even in shiduchim yet, but this sister of mine is really (unknowingly) helping me a lot.
(scene: my house.)
My father: I am not getting it it's not for me.
My mother: I don't feel like getting up now. If they really need to reach me they can call my cellphone.
My 14 year old sister: Can someone run get the phone! It might be my best friend!
My 22 year old sister: IT'S NOT FUNNY!! It might be someone calling to redt a shiduch! Mommy, you HAVE to pick up!
Now, realize that 99 percent of the time the calls are not shiduch related. (Not such a big deal when you stop to consider that 96 percent of the calls to my house come from my little sister's best friend.)
I am now talking about the one percent. The shiduch calls.
Nosey Shadchan: I am calling to redt a shiduch.
My mother: ok.....?
NS: for your daughter P (short for perfect).
My mother: oh.
And the conversation goes on. The point of this entire very long, drawn out post is that they are ALL for my sister P. But of course! Why would anyone be calling for SD? She is not in shiduchim yet! As soon as P gets engaged...the phones will be ringing off the hook for SD (something different). Ye right.
So you see why it's good I have this older sister before me? I kinda dread the day my sister gets engaged. Then I will be getting the calls for me. But that's another depressing post...