And for a brief moment I felt so lucky that I will never have to fight this battle. I mean really, think about it for a moment. Usually parents look at us in waiting room and think to themselves at least that is not my battle. But this time, I have the easier road to travel.
I never have to worry about Allie & Boo competing in the same events. Allie never has to 'let' Boo win, Boo never has to worry about upstaging her sister in a sporting or academic event. Heck I don't even have to worry about conflicting sporting events. I have friends who are constantly on the road. They take child #1 to gymnastics and child #2 to dance. Or, feel me shudder, sometimes they even have to take child #3 to hockey. All at the same time! Those parents have to actually choose what event to attend. Sometimes they are lucky and mom goes to one and dad to the other. Child #3 gets taken by a friend.
You just know this is where sibling rivalry stems from. And while I may have to balance therapy appointments/doctor appointments with Allie's activities at least I don't have to say to her to make sure she takes it easy on her sister when they coach the Super Bowl.
I still think their mom turned out the lights to make sure the game stayed competitive.