Sepia Saturday challenges bloggers to share family history through old photographs.
This week’s Sepia Saturday photo prompt features a baby carriage.
I was an only child for almost 8 years. I wanted a baby sister. So I wished on every wishbone.
|from Google Images|
I wished on every birthday candle.
I said it out loud. (I’m sure my parents were embarrassed. But I’m sure they embarrassed me plenty, so we’ll just call it even.)
Eventually it happened.
|Wendy and Mary Jollette|
And Momma made sure that baby sister was MINE. I fed her. I changed her diapers. I dressed her. When she was getting too old for that second nap, which kept her up at all hours, I had to play with her and walk her around and make darn sure she didn’t go to sleep. It was not easy.
Sometimes I wished I hadn’t wished for that sister.
Like when I had to help with birthday parties and sleep-overs.
And when I had to keep playing “Chopsticks” and “Heart and Soul.”
I even played house when I was much too old for that.
(I was on my knees!)
And this is the thanks I get.
But fast forward many years …
|I'm the tall one.|
She's the pretty one.
Today we're the best of friends. Just what I wished for.
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