The Bond of Sisterhood {Disney Secret of the Wings Review}

My girls are twins. Born just one minute apart.
They shared the same space — so tightly all squished up in my tummy. I’ll never forget the ultrasound where we saw them touching hands through their respective amniotic sacs.
It seems that the bond of sisterhood was formed immediately, before they were even old enough to process it. Before they could decide on their own. It was just a part of who they were.

 Those first days were shocking.
When Jilly stayed the four days in the NICU, Lucy was home with me and did nothing but cry ALL NIGHT. She wouldn’t sleep. It was atrocious. I remember groaning and thinking, “Oh my goodness … how will ever get this child to sleep??? I’m going to DIE.”

And the VERY day that Jilly got home … the girls less than a week old … were placed on opposite ends of a bassinet. And managed to scoot and squirm their newborn way next to each other … and sleep soundly. Nose to nose. Both girls sleeping THROUGH THE NIGHT.

Lu needed her Jilly. That theme continues today three years later. The girls share a room, and if I ever sneak in and get Jill out first, Lucy wakes up in a full on PANIC. FREAKING out. BAD. “Where is my Jilly???!!! Where is Jilly???!!!”

It takes a few minutes to calm her down — even after she’s seen that her sister is fine and well and just woke up first. It is traumatic. In fact, we often just leave Jill in there to wait until her sister wakes up. It’s just so hard on Lu to not see her sister those few feet away.

Lucy’s protectiveness of her sister began immediately.
Always hugging her.
Always loving on her.
At the time, we all thought it was just cute baby stuff.
But now, looking back, it seems to be more than that.

As if she just knew instinctively that her younger by one minute sister would need her protection.

And Jill has always been a mix of okay with it and slightly annoyed with her older by one minute protective sister.

Because my girls, my TWINS, couldn’t possibly be any more different.

Straight hair. Curly hair. Blonde. Brunette. Tall. Short. Green eyes. Blue eyes. Loud and rambunctious. Quiet and demure.

One who walked by 9 months. The other who is still learning at 3 years. Making the divide seem larger sometimes. But somehow none of this seems to matter to them.
Because it’s been the sweetest bond to watch bloom. I’m always amazed at the relationship.
Perhaps different than most twin relationships because of their developmental differences, but they have such a sweet sisterhood I know God designed just for them.
Each just what they needed.
A protective helper for Jill.
And a sweet spot for Lu.
Best. Ever.
I couldn’t have penned it better myself had I been given the chance.

In that same vein, Disney sent me a preview copy of the latest Tinker Bell movie “Secret of the Wings.” If you’ve seen any of the Tinker Bell movies, you know that the color and detail of the worlds the fairies live in is breathtaking. No matter how many times my kids have watched the movies, I find myself staring at the screen mouth open wide at the colorful magic on the screen. It’s seriously gorgeous.

“Secret of the Wings” movie continues that vibrant tradition but adds to it a sweet, surprise sisterhood that was really fun to watch.
Turns out Tinker Bell has a twin, separated at birth.

Through a series of adventures, the long lost sisters find each other and cause trouble, create mayhem, and eventually succeed in doing everything they can to stay together.  This look right here? I’ve totally seen it. Girls who are friends don’t look at each other that way. Sisters do. The thing as a twin mama I just loved was how these sisters didn’t even know the other existed … and within seconds of meeting, they are inseparable.
Seeing the bond my own girls have, I don’t think this is far-fetched at all. There is something special there.

Put two other random girls together and even if they got along really well, they wouldn’t go to great lengths to stay in touch. Put sisters together? Whatever it takes. Whatever it takes. (Cool side note, it turns out that Disney enlisted the help of noted twin-study experts to capture the exact reactions of twins reuniting. I thought that was super fun as I was watching with the kids.)

I tend to assume that a straight to DVD movie is less fabulous than their theater counterparts. But not so. Disney magic at its finest. Truly.

And guess what?! You get a chance to win a copy! To be entered for a chance to win a copy of Secret of the Wings (Four-Disc Combo: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy), leave me a comment telling me what sisterhood means to you.

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  *Disclosure: I was provided the Blu-Ray disc of Disney’s “Secret of the Wings” in exchange for a sponsored post and honest review.  

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jeannett
I'm a mom to four. A wife to one. I believe in story. I love telling you about mine and would love to hear yours. There's really no sense in wasting our suffering and not sharing in each other's joy. We're all in this together...even if it doesn't always feel like it.
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  1. 51

    This movei looks so cute!! I saw it advertised on tv today and though – so cute, my girl and I need to see this! Would love to win. :)

  2. 52

    i have wanted a sister my entire life.
    and i bet it sounds crazy but i bet i would cry at this movie.
    all the more reason to share it with my daughter.
    amy jupin´s last blog post ..pumpkin cheesecake ice cream

  3. 53

    I have 4 sisters and although I am really close with one of them, I am not that close with the other 3. When we get together, though it is a feeling like no other.

  4. 54
    Stephanie says:

    I love that sisterhood can be more than blood, some of those I consider family, well sisters are not related. We still are able to share the quirks of knowing each other so well that we can finish sentences or knows what’s going on even without having to say it

  5. 55

    Sisterhood means you always have someone to share late night talks with! Especially when you need it most.

  6. 56

    Love this post about your twins! I have two brothers – they are my “sisters”. I tell them everything! They tell me everything ( I think). Sibling love is what really matters!

  7. 57

    I can’t wait to see this movie with my girls. My middle daughter’s twin passed away before they were born. I always feel like she’s missing her other half. She’s such a unique child and sometimes I feel like only her twin would really “get” her. She always had trouble sleeping as a baby, and had to be swaddled very tightly, I chalked this up to missing her counterpart. I think it’s good that she and her older sister are so close in age. They asked to share a room when they were very young and are inseparable now. BUt there’s still times where “Donut” sits alone, and her heart seems to be missing so much.

    I loved seeing the pics of your girls and hearing all their stories!

  8. 58

    The girls I nanny would LOVE this.

  9. 59

    My sister and I used to get on each other nerves growing up but now that we are older it is a friendship based on shared memories and inside jokes that send us into hysterics! It is great having an “always friend”

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    Sisterhood means being there for each other unconditionally

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  12. 62

    Well I never had a sister, right now my daughter doesn’t either. Every mother of girls says how the relationship between sisters is different and special. When I was preg with #2 I was really ok qith a boy or girl for that reason.
    Gwendolyn T´s last blog post ..Pumpkin Fun

  13. 63
    Jamie Brigham says:

    Sisterhood means having one person who is your best friend, knows you better than anyone, protects you when needed and always talks to you when needed. This is a bond that is unbreakable and only sisters understand. I have a sister, we live 9 hours apart but we would have each other’s backs no matter what.

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    Jamie Brigham says:
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    Sisterhood means watching my daughters become best friends, they are perfectly happy playing with just each other all day long
    Noreen´s last blog post ..WW: Visiting a Pumpkin Patch

  16. 66
    shelby ( Nanny) says:

    I do not have a sister or brother…but I have a close friend that I consider to joined with me in sisterhood..I would love this set for my 5 year old grandaughter.

  17. 67

    Tinkerbell is my daughter’s favorite!!

    To me, sisterhood means friendship. My sister is 6 yrs younger than me, but we as we have become adults, we have found friendship. It doesn’t matter that I moved out of the house when she was 12 and we haven’t lived together since. It doesn’t matter that she’s now serving an LDS mission in Chile and we can’t talk every week on the phone. We’re friends. We support each other no matter what. I hope that someday my daughter can have a little sister and be just as close as I am with mine!
    Liv´s last blog post ..Monster Mash

  18. 68

    I don’t have a sister but I have two lovely little girls and I’m so happy for that. So many people have asked if we were “disappointed” that our second child was a girl. Disappointed? No way. They each have a sister! How magical is that?! (for the record, had I had a boy, I would have been thrilled too.)

  19. 69

    Sticking by each other, through thick and thin. And Laughter. LOTS of laughter!!
    Kerry @ Made For Real´s last blog post ..Day 25

  20. 70

    I don’t have a sister, but I have 3 daughters. My girls are inseparable. That “through thick and thin” bond is what sisterhood is all about.
    Kimberly´s last blog post .."First" Camp Out

  21. 71

    Sisterhood = Friendship. Someone who’s always there. The One who gets the craziness of our family. Laughter. Love.
    I yearn for a sister for my daughter so she can be part of the ‘sisterhood’ as well. Hopefully we’ll experience a successful international adoption soon.

  22. 72

    We have all the Tinkerbell movies. Beautiful!! You’re right about the vibrant color. We were in Disneyland last month, and my daughter got to meet Tink and Periwinkle…a real treat for her. This movie is on her Christmas list, if we can wait that long. Love that there are some sweet and innocent shows still made today. Hope we win.

  23. 73

    I am the youngest of three girls and to me sisterhood is having built in BFF’s and all that comes along with it. I would love to win this movie for my 7 year old daughter.
    lauri´s last blog post ..Having the " Talk"

  24. 74

    always have each others back through thick & thin

  25. 75
    maria cantu says:

    having someone who knows you like no one else

  26. 76
    Colleen P says:

    There is nothing like a sister! My sisters and I are so different and yet so much the same…I think sisterhood is just that….being yourself while “belonging” with someone else. Your girls are adorable!

  27. 77

    My two daughters have a close friendship that sustains even when other friendships wither and fail.

  28. 78

    Sisterhood is the unconditional love and support you are given by your closest friends or relatives. I do not have sisters, but have always called my 2 cousins my sisters! We are always there for each other no matter what!
    Shelly Leatham´s last blog post ..Happy Halloween from WRECK-IT RALPH!

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    nannypanpan says:
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    Did I miss who won??
    Kerry @ Made For Real´s last blog post ..Lame Humor (& links)

  32. 82
    Aryanna Hallee says:

    I love this movie and the story. It’s just so cute! I wish my sister and I had that relationship.

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