Thursday, March 15, 2007

In trouble

This is one of my mom's favorite pictures. I was about 4 or 5 and I still remember when she took it. We were staying in a hotel because my dad was in the Navy and we were moving to Hawaii. At the time, I didn't think it was funny because it was our older brother's fault that we were even in trouble and you don't see any boys in this picture do you? What was the crime that we committed? I believe it was jumping on the bed and throwing paper airplanes when we were supposed to be getting ready for bed.

To this day, I still say we were unjustly punished. My brother got to watch tv while we had to stare at the wall. AND he was the one jumping on the bed and throwing paper airplanes and making all kinds of noise, NOT US.(we didn't even know how to make paper airplanes,but no one believed us) I use this as proof that we had a strict upbringing because for whatever reason most people in our extended family think we grew up as spoiled, undisciplined brats..... As if they never met my dad. That polka-dot ruffled dress is a perfect example of my 5 year old personality.

12 comments:

super des said...

That's the best dress ever.
I too had to stand in the corner, and I remember one time my stepbrother did something and I Got in trouble... damn boys.

MsLittlePea said...

I know!!

Madge said...

So cute!
I love the square picture...
(Though I have two sisters, it was the youngest one that got the three of us in trouble!!!)

heartinsanfrancisco said...

My much-older brother always blamed me for everything, and my parents believed him. SO unfair.

Since he knew they would, he got maximum mileage out of the situation. I'm still kind of mad at him, although I pretend I'm not.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

That's a really cute picture, though. Just your basic menage a trois. :)

thethinker said...

How adorable. You three look so obedient.

That's one clever little Yvonne said...

If it makes you feel any better, my dad would follow us around and take pictures of us when we cried. There's lots of crying photos in the family albums. I cry to this day when I look at them. Poor abused children :(

Great dress. I always get mad when I see the clothes I wore when I was a kid. "Mom, why the hell did you dress me like that?" "I didn't Yvonne. You picked that out all by yourself."

Laurie said...

This is a great post! I love the photo and I agree totally, you were unjustly punished.

Thailand Gal said...

It always works that way with young boys around. They do all sorts of wicked things but they're a bit more stealth when it comes to escaping the scene.

Cute picture though. :)


Peace,

~Chani

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

It's strange how pictures bring back memories. Thanks for sharing yours.

anne said...
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anne said...

That picture is utterly hilarious! Awww. And sweet, to boot. It's not fair that there are no boys in that shot. You admit, though - that is a priceless shot!