I was a pretty classic 90s girl. Crimped hair (either from sleeping in braids or from my waver because I never officially had a crimper), a tweety bird shirt and some long chunky earrings. If you could see my shoes, I bet they are brown sandals with really thick soles. Long jean shorts.
I'm wearing a mickey mouse watch on my right hand, even though I am right handed, I always wore my watch on that hand. I think I am 11 in this photo, but I'm not really sure.
This couch is pretty famous in my family. It was around for a long time, and appears in hundreds of photos from family gatherings over the years. I think it first belonged to my grandparents, but by the time this photo was taken, it had become part of my auntie Robyn's home. While I don't remember this trip or this day, I do remember a couple of things about her living room.
One time, my cousins and I were at auntie Robyn's for a visit. We were alone in the living room and my eldest cousin Stevie and I hatched a diabolical plan to go around the room and indiscreetly move every single chachki just a bit, so it wasn't exactly in its correct spot anymore. Ceramic dogs, candles, candelabras, picture frames, vases with fake flowers, porcelain figurines and lamps. We pushed them around the shelves and end tables, turning them 90 degrees or angling them just slightly opposite from their starting position.
To anyone else, we hadn't disturbed a thing, but to my auntie Robyn, we may as well have gratified the walls.
Upon returning to the living room in such a state of disarray, she came unglued, but not on us....she blamed the entire incident on our younger cousin, Bailey, who had been innocently playing in the back bedroom. Stevie and I were definitely old enough to know better, but we were also old enough to know when to keep our mouths shut.
We never did fess up to the shenanigans...or if we did, my auntie and Bailey had completely forgotten about the whole thing because it was years later.
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