Wednesday, January 7, 2009
This is my sister, Kassy. I call her Forest.
Isn't she beautiful? I think she is.
I call her Forest because it is a great nickname for a little sister. We used to be on a swim team together for years, growing up. The movie Forest Gump came out around the beginning of our swimming careers. (We weren't old enough to watch it. But I knew that Forest was a little 'slow.') This is great ammo, knowing I couldn't call her stupid or dumb without Mom yelling at me. She knew what it meant and that's all that mattered. So to continue with the cover of just calling her Forest, without the hidden meaning, I would say, "Swim, Forest, Swim." (Run, Forest, Run..but Kritta-ified)
This went on for sometime before Kassy got upset about me calling her stupid. She finally told Mom...loser. I got in trouble when I called her Forest from then on.
Well I kept on calling her Forest, even though I'm sure my whole sixth grade year was spent in my room.
Now how could I let a great name like that get lost because of some room time. It's the price some have to pay!
Anyway after a long awhile my parents just gave up and stopping me. Even they started calling her Forest. How great is that?!
It's now turned into an endearment name but I'll never forget the original meaning! :)