Nooo... yams are pigs, right?

Yams and Matching Dresses

If there’s one thing I really miss about Thanksgiving while so far from home, it’s the sparkling conversation my sisters and I would share over dinner.

Thanksgiving dinner

Pass the yams, please.What are yams, anyway?
Aren't yams just, like, pickled sweet potatoes?Nooo... yams are pigs, right?

Um, I think you're thinking of hams.
Thanks.Happy Thanksgiving

Oh, and of course the matching, homemade dresses.





26 responses to “Yams and Matching Dresses”

  1. Michael Cargill Avatar

    To be honest that sums up just about every family dinner. Mundane chat about… nothing in particular.

    That photo only contains four girls – is that your mum or do you just have a very, very older sister?

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Yeah, that’s Mom. The youngest wasn’t born yet. It was the only photo I had of us in matching dresses. My sisters must have the rest!

      This was a word-for-word Thanksgiving conversation we had one year that I wrote down immediately afterwards so I would never forget :)

      1. Michael Cargill Avatar

        Fantastic. At Xmas our family meals are relatively silent other than the sound of me eating and drinking beer.

        I used to get forced to dress up the same as my brothers, it was really embarrassing.

  2. whatimeant2say Avatar

    Fabulous, as always!

  3. booksnob Avatar

    I love the little chewing cheeks.

  4. Rae Avatar

    Cutest miniature Thanksgiving dinner ever!

  5. riatarded Avatar

    This is so awesome! and looks like a lot of work has gone into it! Love your blog:)

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thanks! This one took days. Little food is so fun, though!

  6. candidate5472 Avatar

    Awwwww : )

  7. Angie Z. Avatar

    Loved this. And thanks for reminding me of yet another thing I missed out on by not having a sister…matching clothes (sigh).

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      A few years ago, we found my sister Charlotte’s childhood diary, which included an entry expressing her passionate hatred of these dresses. (Charlotte is trying to find her old diary again, but she recently moved, so it’s probably still in a box somewhere.)

      1. Angie Z. Avatar

        Tha’ts adorable! I love diaries used for purposes like venting about matching dresses. Hope she finds it again. You could mine that material.

  8. thesilverchick Avatar

    Oh how fantastic! I just discovered your blog (actually, it was highly recommended by peas and cougars!) and I’m lovin it!! Awesome!
    PS. I’m the middlest sister too…. younger brother and older sister

  9. Pete Howorth Avatar
    Pete Howorth

    It’s like one half of the Brady bunch :)

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      When we moved to Florida, some kids who lived on our street started referring to us that way. I tried to tell them we were nothing like the Brady Bunch, but it turns out that pedantry and trivial knowledge of the Brady Bunch isn’t cool after all.

  10. ceciliag Avatar

    Was that you watching at dinner today? I have one who just looks at the dish he wants passed and grunts a bit.. but oh dear the matching dresses.. mothers, they have a lot to answer for! c

  11. jakesprinter Avatar

    The new way of blogging is here nice post :)

  12. bschooled Avatar

    Um, so this is kind of amazing. And by kind of, I mean totally.

    ps. My sister and I had almost the exact same dresses! I loved mine because I thought it made me look like Strawberry Shortcake. Sadly, it wasn’t until after I wore it to school one day that I found out looking like Strawberry Shortcake in grade nine isn’t cool.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thank you! I know how that feels… I had a dress that I thought made me look just like my hero Pippi Longstocking. I wore it for waaaaay too long.

    2. Emily Avatar

      Except on Halloween. ;)

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  14. Lou Avatar

    You guys are beyond cute. And the comic is hilarious.

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