Well, my sister just turned 50, so now I feel old-ish. It's weird to think that the person who made me pick up a bee when I was, like, four years old because 'bees our are friends', and then it stung me and I cried, and who did the crazy, sneak-up-and-scream in my ear and/or fart loudly behind me is now overly middle-aged.
Could the person who used to pinch clothes from my closet (I was twelve, she was twenty) really be a fully fledged fifty-year-old adult? Never mind her age--20, 50--she shouldn't have taken my stuff without asking. It's not like I would have said 'yes' had she actually asked. She probably knew that, and thought it best to dispense with the whole ask-because-it's-polite thing.
I had a favorite top that she 'liberated' from my room and wore to 'picture day' at her job. She came over--I think she'd moved out/almost moved out of the house by this point--and showed off her pic. And, what do you know, she's wearing my panda top. I remember thinking: wait a minute! That's my top! All the countless other things I'm sure she also borrowed were never documented in such a way, so I can only speculate what all else she thought was appropriate to wear from a 12-year-old's closet. -rainbow shirt with unicorn on it? -my zodiac sign jersey with purple sleeves? She could have nicked those, too, and I'll never know.
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