Sisterly quarrel

Older vs Younger. Stubborn vs Sensitive. You vs You too. We fight exactly the way we did back in grade school. When I was 10 and she was 6. She would cry and I would get in trouble. She was sorry to make it all go away and I could never let go.

Here is just a taste of it (edited version, we swear like sailors) It happened today, I am 31 and she is 28:

Linda: Say sorry. SAY SORRY OR I WILL FOREVER HATE YOU AND I DONT EVER WANT TO SEE YOU AGAIN
Me: nope – you called me selfish. I was only responding to that comment.
Linda: you called me selfish first
Me: well….
Linda: i asked one time, and then i said ok!
Linda: what is your deal!!!!!!!!!
Me: what is your deal? my blood isn’t boiling.
Linda: WHAT IS YOUR DEAL
Linda: I DIDNT DO ANYTHING
DONT COME TO LA
Me: okay, I wont.
Linda: I DONT WANT YOU TO COME THIS WEEKEND OR JULY 10
Me: dont matter to me
Linda: PERFECT
Linda: IM NOT GOING ON THE TRIP ANYMORE
I HATE YOU
Me: ok
Linda: SAY SORRY. Honestly, you’re really freaking hurtful
I don’t know why you do this.
Me: So are you
Me: i was joking and then you called me selfish.
Linda: you called me selfish too
Me: ok fine – i am sorry
Linda: Sorry for the whatever
Me: done
?
Linda: why do you have to add the “done”
so disingenuious
Me: are we done? (I’m not mad at all- tone, in a – i am sorry tone)
Linda: i said i am sorry for saying whatever
Linda: what i mean is i cant say things to you, but you can say whatever to me
Me: okay fine
acceptd but i dont say whatever to you
Linda: i said sorry for that!
Me: ok, fine. I know
Linda: see how fast i can say that?
Linda: and how long it takes for you to apologize?
Me: Liiiiiiiiiiiiinda
quit it
Linda: you quit it
Me: this is getting annoying
you go on and on
Linda: you too
Me: sorry, seriously sorry.
Linda: ok im sorry too
Me: sorry i hurt your feelings
Linda: make me cry
Me: that is a sincere comment and i am truly sorry i made you cry
Not my intent
Linda: lol
ok
Me: but it did make me laugh a little
Linda: you can come to la
WHY DO YOU SAY THAT
god
Me: you laughed too
Linda: no i didnt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Me: you just wrote lol
I laughed only a little
Linda: just to “sorry i made you cry”
Me: oh
oops
Sorry i laughed a little
Linda: this reminds me when i drew that heart and cut it in half and then let it fall down the stairs*
Me: Now I am laughing hard.
(Silence)
Me: Really? I can’t laugh at that one even? You can’t do that. That was funny!

*She once drew a picture of a heart and 2 young girls to resemble us. She tore the paper in half for dramatic effects and dropped it over the banister as I walked by. I looked at it and rolled my eyes. Come on, I just got in trouble.

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