Monday, January 21, 2019

A Birthmark By Any Other Name Is Just Dirt


My sister, being ten years older than me, would sometimes play "Mama Hen".  One way she'd show her torment that she cared is by taking a washcloth and rubbing the dirt off my forearm.  She'd scrub and scrub, frustrated that the dirt would never come off.  My mom would inevitably come in, after hearing me screaming in pain.  She'd laugh it off and walk away.  After a few times of this suffering, mom finally explained to her that the dirt was, in fact, my birthmark.  Now that I've recovered, I can finally laugh about it!

Do you have a birthmark?
What things have your siblings done to cause you angst?

3 comments:

Renee said...

I was the annoying younger sibling causing all the angst for my sister, who is 9 and a half years older than me. I did lots, but one thing that really drove her nuts is when I would bang on her door and scream as loud as I could if I heard her talking on the phone. Sibling love!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I do have one but it's red and on my shoulder. That's a cute story!!

gloria mckellar said...

I don't have a birthmark, but did have moles. I have had a lot of them removed. It was embarrassing when I was in grade school and the girl sitting behind me saw one through my white blouse and made fun of it. I had that one removed when I was a senior in high school and have had other ones removed since that.