Monday, December 21, 2009

My BFF: Katie


This is my little sister.
Kathryn Elaine.
For thirteen years Katie was the baby of our family.
I nicknamed her "Squirt" and drug her around like she was my baby doll.
She was my little buddy.
I was so proud of her.
Every morning I would do her hair.
She had carrot orange hair.
Really, CARROT orange.
Sometimes I would braid it around her head into a crown.
Or twist it real tight into an "Oksana Baiul" bun.
Katie's a homebody.
Mom used to have to bribe her with money so she would go to school.
Sometimes it still didn't work.
Katie's most comfortable with the familiar.
Big crowds overwhelm her.
As do new situations.
She's far more timid than any of my other siblings!
Katie keeps us grounded.
She's pleasantly reserved.
And confidential.
She doesn't like to be the center of attention.
Or the center of conversation.
Katie is also very accepting of others.
She doesn't judge.
And, I seldom hear her speak ill of anyone.
Katie's going to school to be an English teacher.
English is her strong suit.
She loves to read.
And she can write a term paper in one night.
Sometimes Katie will send me a text that says,
Check your blog. It should say "their" instead of "there"!
Katie always smells good.
And she's fashionable.
And beautiful.
She can make cut-off sweat pants and a baseball cap look good.
Whenever Brynlee accessorizes with a necklace or a head band she says,
"Do I look beautiful like Aunt Katie?"
Katie lived with us for three summers in a row.
She's one of us.
We refer to the guest bedroom upstairs as "Kate's room".
I don't clean-up my house before she comes over.
Or feel like I have to make a fancy meal.
Or any meal.
If she's hungry she helps herself.
She comes over at least once a week for TV night.
We watch "our" shows: American Idol & The Biggest Loser.
Katie gets to be in charge of the remote for "The Biggest Loser".
And I'm in charge for "American Idol".
Katie fast-forwards any part of the show that she thinks is boring.
Drives me nuts!
Kate's the only person that's ever babysat my kids.
My kids love their Aunt Katie.
Katie's loving.
Intelligent.
Bashful.
Yet, charming.
I'm so glad she's my little sister.


When I grow up, I want to be as fashionable as Katie.

Katie in one word...
Adorable.

I love you Katie.
Thanks for being you!





5 comments:

Jami said...

This is Katie to a perfect T!!!! It is funny because Katie and I are COMPLETE OPPISITES (is that how you spell that Kate?)....I drive her nuts! Every time I call her and ask her questions (okay like a few more than 5...) she says "Oh my phone is breaking up" or sometimes she doesnt even say that she just hangs up on me so she doesnt have to talk to explain everything I have asked her because (She's done)...HAHA.....THIS DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!! I love my little sis, and wouldnt change her one bit!!! Thanks for being YOU Katie!!!

Lacy said...

This was fun to read. I don't the grown up Katie. It does seem like she an Jaime are pretty opposite :) I was surprising to read that she's bashful.

When I grow up I want to be an English teacher. Katie, Have you read the Hunger Games? I liked it :)

Lacy said...

Kim, Thanks!! I love you too!

Uncle Butt said...

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Uncle Butt said...

Ohhhhhhh Man this is the coolest blog I have ever seen in the whole world.

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