It was that time of year again in Connie Land, this year it was to celebrate Red Devils, like myself. From 9/18/11 till reveal night on 9/22/11 festivities occurred each night so the Freshman class of 2015 could reap the joys of being spoiled by the Junior class of 2013. Well, it was fun and all when I was a freshman but let me just tell you this, when you’re a Big and procrastinate on your shopping you’ll become a slave to Big Sis, Little Sis Week.
So, someone might question- why did a braided tail and weird looking horns take so long? Well, the answer is this: First of all, I don’t know how to sew, so the flower things were a challenge. Secondly, the reason why I had to make untraditional horns is because my Big, Isabela, made them that way for me (there was kind of a garden theme with all of her presents) and I felt I should continue the tradition. That’s also why I have butterfly bead things braided into the tail. The tail itself was a different kind of beast I had to take on. It takes a lot of yarn to make a thick tail and takes some time to string a strand of yarn through the butterfly. So I think it’s predictable to say that my regret for Little Big Week was that I procrastinated too much, as in I waited to do my shopping till the day before, basically. It would’ve helped a lot if I had bought stuff here and there in advance and had worked on my arts and crafts projects in a more spaced out manner.
Another concern Bigs sometimes have over this time period is that maybe their Littles won’t like them or vice versa. Well I’m glad to say it wasn’t the case at all for anyone I know. I’ll admit, I was worried a tad for my situation since I had no idea who my Littles were or what they looked like. I chose them b/c we seemed to be compatible when I read their profiles and because they’re from awesome places- Sri Lanka and Nigeria! It also so happens that everyone in my “family” is from an interesting place. They were actually all from different countries, except for me, but I revived that tradition when I picked my Littles .
My last regret: That I couldn’t shower these sweet Littles with more presents! At the end of reveal night I couldn’t have been a happier Big to have such great sisters! I know there are wonderful memories to be had in our future. I’m lucky to have such great people in my life.