I was babysitting my two nieces yesterday. One is 5 and the other is barely 1 year old. It was fun, but I ended exhausted, since they did not give me a break at all! On my way home, I remembered this picture my dad took of my sister and I when we were younger. The giggles and the playing somehow reminded me of my own childhood, and the little moments one cherishes for the rest of our lives.
That day, my dad was playing with the Rolleiflex camera I so much crave. We went to the old city and spent the day playing. That's all we did. My sister and I played and he just took the pictures. In our family photo albums, these are like a signature my dad left on his life achievements. A true reminder of a happy childhood that lingers like the smell of a good perfume.
On Thanksgiving day one week from today, my love and I will leave New York and will visit my sister's home in Maryland for a home cooked family meal. After all these years, we remain the best of friends. See you soon sis'!
P.S. In the picture, I am the one in the bottom. The cheeks are my trademark! :)