Lea and Sarafina talk about sisterhood.
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Amy Poehler: Welcome and thank you for joining us. You might need to find a safe place to stand because this next episode is going to be an earthquake of greatness. I’m Amy Poehler and as always on our episodes, we celebrate extraordinary individuals who are changing the world by being themselves. With me today, is a duo of artist, stylist, travelers, counselors, truth tellers and most importantly sisters, please welcome 10-year-old Lea Mancuso and 9-year-old Sarafina Mancuso. Hi girls. Lea and Sarafina: Hi! Amy Poehler: How are you guys? Lea and Sarafina: Good. Sarafina Mancuso: How are you? Amy Poehler: Good, thank you. Thank you for being here. Now, how far apart are you guys? Lea and Sarafina: 14 months. Amy Poehler: How far apart are you? Lea and Sarafina: 14 months. Amy Poehler: If you guys could have chosen what sister you would have? Would you have chosen each other? Sarafina Mancuso: Yeah. Lea Mancuso: Yeah. Amy Poehler: And why do you think you would have chosen each other? Sarafina Mancuso: Every time like when I’m seeing stuff I look at her and I knew she was like the one that was going to help with me in stuff. Amy Poehler: That’s a nice feeling. Sarafina Mancuso: It feels good in the heart. Amy Poehler: Doesn’t it? Sarafina Mancuso: Yes. Amy Poehler: And sometimes you like to do things by yourself? Lea and Sarafina: Yeah. Amy Poehler: What kind of things do you guys like to do by yourself? Lea Mancuso: I like going on the computer by myself. Sarafina Mancuso: I definitely. Lea Mancuso: Sometimes going to the bathroom by myself. Amy Poehler: And we can all relate to that. Okay, well, I am not by myself today. As always, I’m joined by my best friends who are also working on the show with me, Meredith Walker, who is our producer. Meredith Walker: That’s me. Amy Poehler: Sure, let’s give her a round of applause and Amy Miles, our musical director. How are you alike? What are you— Sarafina Mancuso: We like the same color. Amy Poehler: What color is that? Sarafina Mancuso: Light purple. Amy Poehler: Excuse me, I need to get that down, light purple. Sarafina Mancuso: Writing music. Amy Poehler: Can we get some writing music, thank you. What other ways are you alike? Lea Mancuso: We like riding scooters because it’s fun. We can do it together and— Sarafina Mancuso: See who could do it like the coolest moves like you can make up a move and see who could do it the best. Lea Mancuso: And it’s fun because you’re doing it with your sister. Amy Poehler: In what ways are you different? Sarafina Mancuso: She’s older, she has different friends as I do and stuff. Amy Poehler: Any other differences? Sarafina Mancuso: Sorry, I keep like interrupting when you’re going to talk. Lea Mancuso: No, it’s all right. Amy Poehler: Not at all. You talk whenever you want. On smart girls at the party, we have no rules about when to talk, who to talk to or what to talk about. Amy Miles: We can all talk at the same time. Amy Poehler: I’m going to read a list of tips about what makes a good sister. You guys tell me if you agree or disagree. Sarafina Mancuso: Okay. Amy Poehler: Never yell? Sarafina Mancuso: Disagree. Lea Mancuso: Disagree. Sarafina Mancuso: That is so disagree. Lea Mancuso: Disagree. Amy Poehler: Learn to compromise. Sarafina Mancuso: Agree. Lea Mancuso: Yeah. Amy Poehler: Don’t lie to your sister or make up lies about them? Sarafina Mancuso: I don’t make up lies about her. Lea Mancuso: I don’t make up lies about her. Sarafina Mancuso: Do you lie to me? Lea Mancuso: No, well I used to. Sarafina Mancuso: Me too, I used too but not anymore. Amy Poehler: Meredith, you have a question? Meredith Walker: Well, it’s a question and a comment. The great thing is that as you start making friendships and learn what you like and who you like to hang around, those people can become like sisters. Sarafina Mancuso: Like sometimes if your sister is like not around, you feel like your best friends and sisters. Amy Poehler: We always save our most
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