Wednesday, November 5, 2008

‘Fro Me to You—Down and Dirty

Welcome again to the Internet’s Thursday hoedown sponsored by Kristen at We Are THAT Family.

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I realized I threatened not to return after last week’s scary reveal. But you know this is my favorite day in blogland.

This week, I bring to you a photo of how my mom used to take my twin sister and I out to play as toddlers:

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Yes, we are sitting in a plastic pool, in dresses with our toys. Why you may ask??? Because my mom thought babies should smell like babies and be clean at all times.

Yes, she did.

Guess what happened one day when she left the front door open while getting the mail:

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We marched our white-as-snow sailor dresses directly to the driveway. Our neighbor witnessed the whole blessed event and captured it for eternity’s sake. For this was the first day in our short lives we played and got dirty!

As a tomboy in training, I clearly answered the call of the dirt by getting down and dirty right then and there. The first of many days I spent covered in filth.

My twin, who was NOT a tomboy in training, sat in the soft grass and appears as though she is brushing off the dirt. And I’m almost positive she’s never spent one day covered in filth.

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24 comments:

LifeAtTheCircus said...

That is awesome...matching girlie dresses and keeping you in a pool so you don't get dirty.... love it!!
great post!

HunaBob said...

Your mother is going to be shocked.

And cry.

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

I think I've turnen into your mother! I hate it when Madi gets dirty. You guys were so cute.

Well Behaved Krissy said...

haha! YOU LET THOSE BABIES GET DIRTY!! There's only a small period of your life when its acceptible to be covered in filth and its when you're young. LOVE IT.

Jules from "The Roost" said...

That is the cutest thing! Playing in the plastic pool cracks me up :)

Leigh said...

Oh! I love that! Such a sweet photo!

Kirby3131 said...

I guess I didn't realize you were a twin. Sheesh, I haven't been paying attention! Love the pool playtime, what an ingenius idea.

Maren said...

The playing in the pool part made me laugh out loud! How smart!

We are THAT Family said...

From one tomboy twin to another, HOWDY!

Very cute.

Ashley @ mrs007.com said...

I didn't know you were a twin :) Ya'll were so adorable....even covered in dirt!

Heather said...

Wow. Not only did your mom dress you alike, she apparently even bought you identical toys! That, people, is dedication to a cause.

Crayl said...

This is not how my twins spent their young lives. I am glad you found the dirt in the driveway, good for you!:)

marky said...

those pics are precious!! playing in the pool to keep clean... funny!

Valarie said...

Ya'll are so cute!!! And as my Husband always say's God made dirt, and dirt wont hurt. :)

Jerralea said...

Too funny! I would have never thought about having my babies play in the pool when dry!

Adorable pictures!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Now I know you really WERE raised in the south...

P.S. He loves you.. said...

very cute!!!

I gave up on clean kids after my 3rd one came..shame on me.

jennifer said...

Hmm, my mother was from the "If she is stinky then I can find her by scent if she gets lost" school of parenting.

I had a pool JUST like that one!

LISSALYNN2006 said...

i absolutely love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Source said...

Are you related to my mother-in-law? Because she made my sister-in-law play in a play pen...ON a blanket...in the yard...until she was like 4 years old! So she couldn't reach out and touch the dirt, you know. And she wouldn't drink chocolate milk cause it was dirty.

Y'all were too cute in your matching little dresses!

Kasey Hunt said...

I love it! You looked so cute in those dresses.

Muthering Heights said...

Oh my goodness, I would have freaked OUT if I were your mom!

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

You never disappoint! Love your pics.

J Money said...

So cute...love the early signs on tomboyishness!