Since today is my sister’s birthday that means I get to embarrass her on my blog, right?
I probably wouldn’t be a writer if it wasn’t for my sister Ann. I had a kick ass childhood because of her and her teaching me how to use my imagination.
We had so many toys and we played with them all. I played with her Barbies, She-Ras, and Jems but she also played with my Hot Wheels, M.A.S.Ks, Thundercats, He-Mans, Batmans, Ninja Turtles, and Micro Machines, and we had different stories for all of them.
We also played without toys and took on the roles of characters in the movies like Luke and Leia and she even created our own kingdom called Newtonia where she was the Princess and I the Prince. We even had a drawbridge (a giant polar bear stuffed animal my dad had won at a carnival) that we used to use to cross the gap between both my sister’s beds.
She used to have a tape recorder and we used to use it to record our stories or sing along to the Top Gun soundtrack.
She introduced me to the X-Men and we used to collect the cards and read the comics.
She used to let me sneak into her room at night if I was scared or if it was thundering and often times she would read to me. My favorite book that she used to read was The Deadly Power of Medusa and I must have made her read it a hundred times.
One night when I snuck into her room I noticed that she wasn’t in her bed. I turned the corner and found her with one leg inside and the other outside the window. She helped me out onto the roof and together we scaled down our castle’s walls and ran around our deceased neighbor’s yard in the middle of the night. This became our nightly adventure.
In college she even allowed me to write an entire screenplay on her personal life.
To this day we are still nerds. Just last year we planned a vacation together and went to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter inFlorida.
Thanks for being an amazing sister and inspiring me and encouraging me to use my imagination!
Sorry I can’t be there on your birthday but I hope you have an awesome day and I can’t wait to see you next month, and the month after that, and the month after that. Schmeeeeeeen!
Miss and love you,