We decided to go for a drive and a picnic.
And, as she was sitting in her lawn chair I said, "Let me take a picture of you."
I didn't give her a chance to answer.
Can you tell?
And these photos are what I came home with.
She is not wearing a stitch of make up my friends. (I asked to make sure.)
Unlike my recent birthday self-portraits, which were carefully smoothed and softened, I have not retouched these pictures even a teensy bit.
She is only three years younger than me.
Can you tell?
OK, so I played with this one a little bit.
But only a little bit.
I warmed up the colour.
You can barely tell.
I needed to.
It was important for my self confidence.
I couldn't just let her waltz into my blog without any photo-editing.
In fact, from where I'm sitting, it almost seemed a little inconsiderate of her.
You see, older sisters can be very fragile.
Especially when the younger sisters have failed to read the fine print.
Aging is required.
Just thought I'd put that out there.
No hard feelings Sis.
I just think it's important that everyone in our family plays by the same rules, you know?
It seems like it would be the right thing for you to do.
I guess I'm a bit of a stickler that way.
And...umm... if you're looking for your sunscreen?
It was accidentally poured down the kitchen sink.
I thought it was some old salad dressing that had gone bad.
But don't worry, you go ahead and sit out in the sun today,
I don't think it will do you any harm at all : )
Cuz I'm always looking out for your best interests.
That's just the kind big sister I am.