House Rule No. 1, Revisited

As a reminder, “House Rule No. 1”

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51 responses to “House Rule No. 1, Revisited”

  1. mskatykins Avatar

    I really love the MEEP! :D I can so relate to this. I love that your other sister is oblivious. :)

    1. Emily Avatar

      I don’t think Charlotte was so much oblivious, as she was just sitting back and watching the drama unfold, hence the Big Gulp. Last time Nicki did this story, she had the younger sisters eating popcorn, so this adds some variety.

      1. mskatykins Avatar

        Oh my goodness, what a fantastic reply from someone starring in the skit! Do I see a rival comic in the making? ;)

        1. Emily Avatar

          1. I wasn’t in the skit, although I do sort of look like Tess–brown hair, brown eyes, and no bangs, and my favourite colour just happens to also be purple…..but I think even the youngest Belanger sister is older than me, judging by the pop-culture references in Nicki’s previous stories.

          2. I don’t see myself making a rival comic. I’ve written a few poems based on my childhood (with names changed to protect the guilty), but I don’t have the patience to do what Nicki does, and the scanner I have is really unreliable. Besides, I enjoy reading The Middlest Sister so much, I’d hate to do anything to detract from its readership, and possibly discourage Nicki from continuing with it.

          1. mskatykins Avatar

            I think I must have caught the wrong end of the stick. Stupidly thought you were related and were going to do your own take on the story! ;) Thanks. :) It’s a wonderful site that Nicole’s created. :)

  2. Pete Howorth Avatar
    Pete Howorth

    Ahahah! Always going for the front seat!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Always. (Even today.)

  3.  Avatar

    I remember that like it was yesterday!

  4. JackieP Avatar

    ah the memories. ;-)

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      :D This actually still happens when we all get together.

  5. sj Avatar

    ZOMG, that’s the age difference between two of my boys! “We’re the SAME AGE, I am SIX now!” “No, I’m still older!” “But you’re six too, so we’re THE SAME AGE!”

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Haha! I think Chrissy still taunts Ashley about it.

  6. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer Avatar

    It never takes much to start a civil war, does it?

    I love the furry collar on Mom’s jacket. That was a masterful touch, getting the texture across the way you did.

  7. She's a Maineiac Avatar

    Oh, yeah, good times, good times. Course, my brothers usually ended up in the backseat anyway and I ended up in the middle between them or on the floor of the car because I always had motion sickness.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Ugh, I get motion sickness, too. The only cure is to sit in the front.

  8. This Sydney Life Avatar

    There was a roster in our house…

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      How interesting! I’ve never heard of such an organized household :D

      1. This Sydney Life Avatar

        I never said it worked!

  9. Dee-lightful Musings of an Old Country Woman Avatar

    Awww! I remember fighting my brother for the front seat. He was (is) one year and ten days older than me, so he usually used the age thing to his advantage, too. Great cartoon! ~Vicki

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      A fight as old as humanity itself. Well, and cars. A fight as old as cars.

  10. No Telly, No Trouble Avatar

    That is my kids, hahaha. Rarely does a day go by without having to break up an Epic Sibling Duel!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      As sibling fights go, this one is just slightly less dramatic than the fight over Who Gets the Prize in the Cereal Box.

  11. HomenDunRoamin Avatar

    Ah yes, I remember those days! My oldest has left home and the second has taken his place in the shotgun seat. The youngest waits her turn. I don’t miss the fighting, not one bit. But I miss the special energy that also happens when all three are together.

  12. Elizabeth Avatar

    My mom once had all of us squeeze into the backseat because everyone wanted to be in the front.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Haha! Wise solution.

  13. muddledmom Avatar

    I never, ever got the front seat. My sister is four years older and it would have been so embarrassing for anyone to see her riding in the backseat. We fought about it all the time. I don’t know what I’ll do when my kids start doing that. Yes I do. Scream.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Wow, that is truly unfair.

  14. whisperingiris Avatar

    I never got the front seat, didn’t bother trying (that’s what she thought, but I got to ride up front with my mom when she wasn’t around!)

  15. Ashley Austrew Avatar

    Hahaha! That poor mom. I have two sisters, so that is exactly what it was like for my mom when we were growing up.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      I only have one kid and I cannot imagine the chaos of more. The chaos of one is more than enough!

      1. Emily Avatar

        I grew up in a two-kid family (me and my brother, who’s three years younger), and our solution was simple–one of us would ride in the front seat on the way to our destination, and the other would get it on the way back.

  16. becca3416 Avatar

    I like when the other sister is just staring drinking her drink. Funny!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      :) Thanks. I smiled to myself while making that panel.

  17. Balsillie & Associates Avatar

    LOL love the girl with the drink: you can almost here the slurp of the drink through the staw

    1. Balsillie & Associates Avatar

      Yes – that should have been: “Straw”

    2. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Yay! I’m glad it could be so evocative. (And don’t mind the typos, I never seem to notice them!)

  18. Ms. PC Avatar

    Another great one. Sad to say, my sister and I still fight over the front seat.

  19. mskatykins Avatar

    Nicole, love the banner of cookies! Fab!
    I’ve nominated you for Blog of the Year 2012, but the post won’t go live until tomorrow morning. You can find it here:
    Congratulations! :)

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Aw, thank you Kate!

      1. mskatykins Avatar

        You are SO welcome! :)

  20. riainthecity Avatar

    LOL my sis and I are 21 and 25 years of age respectively but we still fight over the front seat! Cause that’s just how we roll! You know?! hahah loved this! <3

  21. pegoleg Avatar

    I thought for SURE this would end with Charlotte having snuck in while the other 2 were arguing. But that would break the house rule, right?

  22. littlebirdlittlebee Avatar

    Hahahaha! This is painfully true!

  23. jesusworshipper Avatar

    I love the creativity! You’re really good at this. I like that the other sister is just standing there, Haha! :) Great posts!

  24. ifatimafaye Avatar

    really, how old are you? You’re so creative! :)

  25. Priya Nain Avatar
    Priya Nain

    this brought back memories :) realy nice

  26. Raashi MET. Photography Avatar

    very common when you have so many siblings! at the end doesnt matter who says what. mom decides anyway!

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