National Siblings Day for Only Kids

So, seriously people when did this Siblings Day thing become a thing? It floated across my radar via social media 3 years ago, and it was delightful to see the odes being sent out to everyone’s siblings.

Though, and without trying to be one-of-those, it was a little sad-making for this only child.

Until I realized I have a lot of siblings. People I introduce as “the closest thing I have to a brother/sister”. People who have been a part of my life and family because I decided they should be. Some have other siblings, blood and otherwise, some are onlies just like me

rogue gallery

They are all amazing people who have influenced my life in a huge way.

I could use some spring and summer soon, so here is this week's #TBT. Me hanging out with Dani and Taura in the flowers outside the green house. Obviously we all were experiencing the weather differently.
Alex & Morgan in The Pas
Lex & Dani
Highway Dance
From back in the day when girls were girls and our mothers dressed us funny. #TBT from my 7th or 8th birthday party?
Cottage Owner!
Too Old To Care
The Public Pickle 2012 Edition
Claiming Our Curb
Dani & Lex
Beverages required
Gerry + Nancy
Tina + Lex
Bill + Lex

They are the ones who remind me of who I am when I get a little lost. The ones who remind me of who I can be when I get a little confused. The ones who poke me, prod me, tease me, and remind me not to take myself too seriously, or too lightly. The ones who puff up with pride when I do something cool. The ones who shake their heads and challenge me to be better/do better when I do something that is unhealthy, stupid or simply (and most frequently) self-denigrating. The ones who splash in the water, laugh at the bad jokes, play the games, listen to me complain and let me take photos of them. All. The. Time.

So, from someone whose siblings are all hand-selected, cherry-picked, and put through the wringer of lex-drama, if I have ever called you brother or sister I mean it and I’m honoured you are in my life.

Happy pseudo-sibling day to mine! Dani, Alex, Bill, Nancy, Tina  and the handful more who are private or just none of your business.

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

One thought on “National Siblings Day for Only Kids

  • April 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    Such a lovely piece Lex—touching the heart of this “only” as only your way with words can do—do love that shot with you and Robin too!!


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