My little sister's growing up :'(
November 7, 2009 5:13 AM Subscribe
My younger sister is moving in with her future-fiancé. How to mark this passage, and what house-warming gift to buy them?
posted by SebastianKnight to human relations (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My wonderful sister (early 20s) is about to move in with her boyfriend (who will very likely become my brother-in-law within 18 months). They're moving into his new house (not renting), and they're seriously planning their futures together. This is the big one, and I'm so happy for both of them. They're a great match and they're very together, level-headed people. I'm very hopeful for them.
She's moving out of my mum's house and it feels like this move closes a door on a part of our sibling relationship. My sister and I are very very close, and her moving out of mum's house likely means that we'll probably never live under the same roof again. We'll stay close, but this feels like a significant passage from one chapter to the next. In some ways, it marks the end of our shared extended-childhood. We've been through movings in and out and back and forth and together and apart before, but never with this air of finality.
So I have one pragmatic question and one fuzzy one.
1) Do you have any suggestions for a housewarming gift for them? (I've read previous Asks on this topic but couldn't find one with this sort of background.) I'm struggling.
2) If you've been through anything like this, how did you mark the occasion? How did you handle it? Have you any advice?