Growing up with an older sister can mean a lot of things. Most of the time it involves getting bossed around, but there are a lot of other good things that can come from it. My sister and I are eight years apart, so naturally her teenage years meant that I was basically invisible. This didn’t stop me from wanting to be just like her in every way. Although we are extremely different now she taught me so many things about life and helped me become the person I am today.
From the age of five until the age of nine, I lived in Cyprus with my family, so a great deal of that time was spent away from the American culture. My sister (being the awesome person that she is) introduced me to some of the best movies, music , and cartoons the 80’s had to offer. I am more well rounded because of this, extremely fluent in simpson-talk(the episodes Conan wrote of course) and I can pretty much quote every Anthony Michael Hall movie.
Here are some of my favorite things, and I have my sister to thank for this. She molded me well, and I love her for it.
Movies: Weird Science, Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, The Princess Bride, Stand By Me, Ferris Bueller, A Fish Called Wanda, Back To The Future, E.T, Pretty In Pink, Uncle Buck.
Cartoons: (they were WAY better back then): Care Bears, The Simpsons, Alvin and the Chipmunks, California Raisins, Moncchichis, Punky Brewster, Rainbow Brite, Sport Billy, Smurfs, Potato Head Kids, My Little Pony, Muppet Babies, Fraggle Rock, ALF, Ducktales.
So to my sister, this is for you. Thank you for opening my eyes to American pop culture. I love you more than you know.
Also, one more thing. This is definitely not 80’s , it was popular in 1954 but it’s still our favorite movie scene. We can reenact it pretty perfectly.
Have your brother/sister affected certain things that you enjoy today? If so what, I would love to hear!