On Sunday night, I sat outside with my 8 year old niece watching the other kids play basketball and escaping the World Series hoopla. Another thing I was escaping was Big Sis being strongly “encouraged” to make herself more attractive for her husband (via make-up, hair styling, and dying her hair) less he leave her.
In spite of the well intentioned delivery, I have to think that Big Sis received it as a slap in the face — much like her sending me an article to solve my “getting fluffy.” If I know my sister, I’m sure she’s rightfully thinking that staying fit is the best way that she can preserve her beauty as well as her mind. And, if he doesn’t love her “as is,” then who the heck needs him anyway. Okay, that last part was 100% me.
Outside, I sat with Big Sis’ youngest daughter talking sports and school while I let her play with my iPhone. I let her play the whopping TWO games I’ve installed on it, showed her FB and Twitter, and then demonstrated how Midomi finds songs by singing Sing and Part of Your World. And she was SO impressed — not with the app but with her Tia Juls.