January 18, 2007

A Week With Lil Sis

My parents have been in Vegas since Saturday and I was more than happy to keep an eye on Kari while they were gone.

It’s almost always a good time when Kari and I get together to hang out. Saturday we went shopping for some clothes. I bought her a shirt, a sweater, knee-high socks and a new pair of shoes. What was she most excited about?

The pink teddy bear that I won for her out of the crane machine for fifty cents. Ok, a dollar, it took me two tries to get it. She was so excited that I won something for her. She played with it all the way home and this morning when I left for work she was sleeping with it. So cute!

Monday when we were winding down and getting ready to go to sleep she was trying to get the big dog, Riley, up into bed with me. I told her it didn’t matter and I just wanted to go to sleep, so she turned the light off, tucked me in and kissed my cheek. I could have cried, it was so sweet.

Tuesday we went out for dinner at Denny’s. We decided to split a carafe of apple juice and, as a joke, I challenged her to a race to see who could finish their juice first. I gave her a 10 second head start and she started guzzling it down. Then I started to laugh, which started her laughing.

Then apple juice began dripping gently from her nose. We both lost it. I was expecting the restaurant to throw us out, we were laughing so hard. I’m always teasing her by saying “Hey, wouldn’t it be funny if I made you laugh and ___ came out your nose?”

She keeps shooting me glares, shaking her head and saying “I can’t believe you did that to me!”

Tonight we’ll drive to the airport to pick mom and dad up. And then I get to sleep in my own bed! Without a dog lying on top of me. Or a cat deciding at 3am that he wants to be pet and the best way to let me know this is to stick his furry bum in my face until I sneeze myself awake.

I answered the phone “Good Murder, B.W. Olsin” yesterday. I think the Sherlock is going to my head…

Pictures of my knitting tomorrow, I promise.


Chris said...

Sounds like you had a fun time with your sister! But I know what you mean about sleeping in one's own bed...

Samantha said...

You sound like you had such a great time :)