Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Johnny Cherie is a very loving sister. She and I had a very close bond when she was little. I left for college after she turned 5 and didn't realize how much she missed me until I heard her say over the phone, "Charlotte, I love you. I miss you. I want you to come home."


That was the sound my heart made as it fell into my stomach. I loved and missed her too. As much as I loved college, part of me longed to go home as well.

Fast forward to now. She is a sophomore in high school and I'm headed to my 10 year reunion soon. On occasion, just for fun, we will say to the other, "I love you. I miss you. I want you to come home." Never mind the fact we actually live together.

This morning she said something different. I'm sure it's the new way of saying "I love you" since she and I share that type of bond. However, I was a little confused so perhaps you can help me translate teenage lingo.

She came into my room around 7:20. She was wearing red basketball shorts, a black and white stripe sock, a flip flop, a basketball shoe, another mismatched sock, a over sized t-shirt, a tank top on top of the tee, a tie around her head, suspenders, a belt, a necklace, and a coat. I looked at her odd outfit and paused long enough for her to say, "Today is tacky day at school. I need to borrow some of your clothes."


I love you, too?


RC&KD said...

Hey, at least she wants to wear your clothes. In college my Mom and Sister forced me to get new clothes because they were embaraced to see me in the clothes I was wearing. - Ryan

Craze said...

Holy cow, that's quite the outfit!

Diesel said...

Awww, that's love. I say that to my wife every morning.

Em said...

LOL...I'm sure the meant it in the nicest way.

Craig D said...

Maybe it's time for a new sentiment?

"How can I miss you if you won't go away?"

The Joe said...

I didn't mean it like THAT!! I just meant I needed some more junk to put on...Besides, I only wore one item of yours and four of dad's... does that tell you anything?

And about you leaving for college when I was 5, I really thought you were never coming back! Come on Charlotte! that was a serious time for me... I mean, everyone else in the fam went to school but you.... And THEN you went and LEFT me!!! Very tragic time for a 5 year old. Have some LOVE!!!


Jocelyn said...

Ah, the eternal tension between sisters in regards to their clothes.

She also has that unerring instinct as to how to push her sister's buttons.

Beth said...

My younger sister would still come to me if she needed tacky clothes - but it's all about love and relying on sisters, right?
(And the fact my clothes are tacky...)

charlotta-love said...

Ryan: lol
Craze: She ended up winning 4th place overall. Isn't THAT something to be proud of. :o)
Diesel: your wife is a saint.
Em: lol...maybe
Craig: That's what I'm thinking ...or a shopping spree!
Johnny Cherie: I had no idea it was that bad for you. :o(
Jocelyn: I'll still keep her though. :o)

All Mod Cons said...

Way too funny! Gotta love kids for their "take" on adults!

Shankar said...

Tacky? You? And you are on the bleeding edge of fashion. C'est impossible!