Wednesday, February 10, 2010
The Middle Wheel
Uh, hummm…..where was I?
Miss Piggy abandoned her Unicycle and went back to I Love Lucy reruns (one of our favorite pastimes), or helping mom with the laundry; matching socks, or folding Tary’s trick-or-treat-bag-sized tighty-whiteys. Me? I had time and drive to master riding around our cul-de-sac. It took a couple months of practice to ride without falling off. I met my goal. After that, interest waned and I moved onto a 360-degree turn on my roller skates with the hot-pink wheels. The unicycle was a distant memory as my Xanadu years were in full swing and skating tricks kept me content. Miss Piggy and Cutie-Pie took up most of Overboard’s mothering energy and I was left to unicycle, skate, dream big dreams and develop chameleon-like social skills. If it was not for being the overlooked middle child, many unique talents would have never developed.
My well of family stories is miles deep. The truth of why the middle sister slot is such a lovely spot goes on and on; my unicycle story does not end here. Come again and cruise along on my single wheel to hear true tales of Tary, Overboard, Miss Piggy, Unicycle Rose and Cutie-Pie, “that loud Italian family on the corner.”