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party crasher

my brother is 2 years younger than i am. he is also much more social than i am. when we were growing up, many times i wanted him to disappear.  the more i wanted him to disappear, the more he wanted to do what i was doing.

when i left home and went to college and looked back with some perspective for the first time, i felt a little guilty for being mean to him. he has a big heart and he never meant any harm. i should have been more patient. but damn he was annoying!

i found these pictures of my 7th birthday party and all these feelings became crystal clear.

fine. okay. he can come to the sleepover. it’s 6 girls and…chris. fine. okay. whatever. his sleeping bag goes in the corner.

chris sleepover

great. everybody is singing and having a pillow fight. he can stay over there. inside his crayons sleeping bag.

chris sleepover 2 

 NO! no. no. no. what the???? NOOOO! how did this happen. i hate my life. i hate this party.

chris sleepover