I'm nine years younger than Liz and seven years younger than Jennifer. Although I'm close to my sisters, we always seem to be at different stages. When I was in high school, they were getting married. When I was in college, they were having kids. By the time I got married, they were getting divorced. Now that my children are older, Liz and Jen are busy being grandparents. Center stage in our family, is typically reserved for whatever my sisters, their children, or grandchildren happen to be experiencing. I'm usually watching in the wings, unless they are having a fight and need someone to take their side. I'm okay with being the observer. It makes for far less theatre.