Kelly: Hey Kimmie what are you doing?
Me: We’re on our way to Alabama baby girl, do you know where that is?
Kelly: No, but I know where California is!
This is an actual conversation I had with my precious 7 year-old baby sister. It’s in moments like these that I remember how young she actually is and makes me slightly regret going to school across the country.
A lot of things make me question my coming here like the way the people of Thibodaux seem to think what they wear to Walmart is acceptable. If you don’t know what I’m talking about go to the one on Canal not the friendly clean one that just opened. (Gross I’m comparing grocery stores, don’t grow up kids it’s a trap.) But if I had to pin it down to the no. 1 reason that makes me wish I had chosen a school closer to home, it’d be a little girl with uneven pony tails and no front teeth.
On the other hand I’m the first in my family to go to college in the United States so it’s important for me to work hard and be a good role model for my baby sister. Going away from home for school and missing out on her growing up will pay off eventually.
One day I know I’ll make up the lost time I had with Smelly, starting off with showing the poor child where Alabama is.
Yes, she had a piece a bacon in her right hand. Yes, she thought she was spiderman.