I am really digging this challenge thing. It is forcing me to post every day even though I'm super tired....and watching Parenthood. So, thank you to Scraps of Life for the idea. Okay, so Day 2 of the challenge is to post a picture of the person you've been the closest with the longest. Obviously, this doesn't mean my parents. I am going to go with the next person in line though....my sister, Kayce. My sister and I are 4 1/2 years apart...I'm the youngest, by the way. As we grew up we were not the greatest friends. I was the annoying little sister and she played the part, beautifully I must say, of the brooding teenager with a chip on her shoulder.
I wore side ponytails and Hypercolor t-shirts. She wore black eyeliner and had asymmetrical hair. We were on different planets. When she was gone, I would sneak into her room with my friends and ogle the writing on her wall that she was allowed to have. I never let her know that her coolness radiated through my neon, teeny bopper shell.....but when I knew she was coming to my school for PALS or Junior Achievement, I was pumped. I loved that kids stared at her with wide eyes. She was what we all used to call a "new waver".
When my sister graduated and moved out, our relationship started to change. That same motorcycle jacket wearing-eyeliner sporting-red lipstick before Gwen Stefani-cool sister is now a super successful business woman. She is married and happy and still as cool as ever but sans the chains and bike jacket.