10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me
9. I once licked a snail.
Big sisters know everything, right? I mean, they’ve lived so much longer, and they’ve had so much more experience than you. Surely you can trust what they say implicitly.
When I was about four years old, my (year and a half) older sister very convincingly told me that snails taste like bubble gum. I looked at the slimy little thing. It kind of looked like chewed up bubble gum. It didn’t smell like bubble gum, but then again, it didn’t smell like anything.
I gathered my courage, stuck out my tongue, and licked it.
It definitely did NOT taste like bubble gum.
To be honest, it didn’t really taste like anything. It tasted like it looked and smelled – slimy.
My sister cackled as I threw the disgusting and disappointing little thing onto the ground, then ran away as I chased her, calling her a liar.
Begrudgingly, I had to admit, that was a good one.
Over the years, I learned that sometimes my big sister was right (french kissing is fun, and that really is where babies come from) and sometimes she was wrong (you don’t have to hold hands with a guy on the first date, because then he’ll think you’re going steady). She didn’t always have all the answers, but she always had my back. And life with my sisters was always an adventure.
What is your favorite sister memory?