Footie Pajamas

Dad looks up warily from his book and cup of coffee.

Mom and Tess look up from making cookies with worried expressions.

Nicki and Ashley are distracted from their card game.

Charlotte plays Frogger.

Her prey spotted, Chrissy grins.

Chrissy rubs her feet on the carpet.

Chrissy reaches out to tap Charlotte's shoulder.







67 responses to “Footie Pajamas”

  1. Michael Cargill Avatar

    Frogger on the Atari 2600? You and your sisters are the coolest cats in town!

    I like getting your email alerts. Usually I get a snippet sample of what the blog update is but ‘cos yours are pictures everything is a mystery until I get here.

    Top work as usual Miss Middle. Have your sisters seen this blog yet?

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thanks! My sisters love it :)

  2. whatimeant2say Avatar

    It IS too funny! Love it!

  3. sannekurz Avatar

    Love the digital clock on the stove…the fluffy cat – and the cards!! Amazing.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thanks for noticing! I am proud of the teeny tiny cards. They are the size of the fingernails on my pinkies.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      The middlest sister is very devious indeed.

  4. worrywarts-guide-to-weight-sex-and-marriage Avatar

    Oh my gosh, I cannot believe the trouble you can make with some scraps of paper!

  5. Russ Nickel Avatar

    Oh man. Static electricity is my #1 phobia! I’ll never be able to read this post again. The first time was frightening enough.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Sorry! I’m the same way about mouse traps.

  6. Balsillie & Associates Avatar

    I would hate to know just how long it takes to do one of these wonderful posts.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Then I won’t tell you! It is a long time, though :)

  7. Cash Avatar

    I am pals with the sister with the cowboy boots!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Welcome! She’s one of my top 4 favorite sisters!

  8. JSD Avatar

    These just keep getting better and better!!!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thanks! I’ll have to throw some bad ones in so the bar doesn’t stay very high.

      1.  Avatar

        Nah; you couldn’t even if you tried.


  9. bhbkidstyle Avatar

    Just what Michael Cargill said above. Plus I love the details of the cards!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thank you! I loved making the tiny cards :)

  10. Paprika Furstenburg Avatar

    These posts are eye-candy. Love all the details.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thanks! I have so much fun making them.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      I would play for hours. I still remember how my heart would pound. I became the frog. Er.

  11. Christina Avatar

    Absolutley gorgeous and well-crafted story!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thank you, Christina!

  12. booksnob Avatar

    Three of my four children are currently in footie jammies. We have this problem constantly.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      My daughter is in footies, too. I like seeing all the blue sparks when I put her to bed :)

  13. skippingstones Avatar

    Is too funny!

    Love the Frogger game and the cards and the silence of all the regular household activities going on and then WHAM! I really got a kick out of this one.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      :) Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  14. Wander Foodie Avatar

    So cute and funny!

  15. lovedreamcelebrate Avatar

    You are so amazingly creative! Your posts bring smiles, giggles, and a rush of memories. Thanks!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thank you! I’m glad they bring back nice memories!

  16. riatarded Avatar

    Static isn’t funny :( I fight it every day! but i have to say this situation was pretty funny hahahahaha!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      I fight it daily, too. Some days I’m afraid to pick up my car keys.

      1. riatarded Avatar

        hahah you too? My sister doesn’t feel a thing and I keep going bzzzzk bzzzzk bzzzzzk LOL

  17. jell jell @ I'll Sleep When They're Grown Avatar

    The video game detail – so good! You know I love your details. You have such an eye for it.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thanks! :) The tiny details are so fun to make.

  18. Angie Z. Avatar

    Devious is right. She is my favorite sister by far! Reminds me so much of me. Okay, I’ve been following this blog for long enough that I should know. This is embarrassing to ask. I know you’re Nicki but I always thought you were the middlest…and that you always are the one with the shorter darker blond hair?

    Sorry that I’m asking this so late in the game. I’m the person who pokes on my husband’s shoulder in movies to have him explain the most obvious details.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      I’m Nicki, the oldest. The order of the girls in the header is the birth order and it goes Nicki, Ashley, Chrissy, Charlotte, Tess. The blog is named The Middlest Sister because Chrissy is the funniest and deserves star billing after a whole life of being in the middle and because my sisters and I all have an awful habit of superlatizing things that don’t really need it.

      1. themiddlestsister Avatar

        My dad had been saying for a while that someone needs to write a blog about Chrissy because she is so funny. (I have not even scratched the surface yet…) I didn’t have anything better to do, so this blog was born! Chrissy gave me her permission to do it. No backsies!

        1. Angie Z. Avatar

          Thanks for this! I kept thinking you should be the middlest since it’s your blog but I did note you weren’t the one in the middle up top. My favorite Chrissy post is the Santa letter she received, though she isn’t the one in the driver’s seat on that prank :) Now this also explains the FP’d post with you looking the happiest about the new rule. Duh, Angie.

      2. Michael Cargill Avatar

        I think you have pointed this out a few times now actually, even to me.

        Yet I still forget. Typical man.

  19.  Avatar

    AHA, now I get it too! So you are the one baking cookies with mom, while 2 sisters are playing cards, One is watching TV and Chrissy is being devilish. Wonderful!

    Yours is my favorite blog!


    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Ah, I should have specified! The birth order is in the header from left to right :) I am the one in the blue-green dress wearing the saddle shoes. (Or one of the girls playing cards.) Thanks for the compliments! :)

  20. Beth Avatar

    So remember zapping with the footy pajamas!

  21. alyssakate19 Avatar

    Good job! You’re so creative, it’s wonderful. :)

  22. Charlotte Belanger III Avatar

    Favorite Chrissy face you recreate by far is in the last panel. It is so on point.

  23. sleepycathollow Avatar

    Omgosh…I STILL love shocking my sister, and husband, and kitties, and co-workers.

  24. Rae Avatar

    I love the maniacal laughter! It was so cold last night that sometimes I miss my childhood days of footie pajamas. I REFUSE to give into the adult pajama fad that’s always playing on commercials though, I like to think that I have a little dignity left.

  25. MegansBeadedDesigns Avatar


    …… is wonderful.

    Your posts always bring a huge smile to my face. Thank you!

  26. lidiasteiner Avatar

    .))))) I love your stories, and the expressions on the faces are just brilliant!

  27. Geek 20/20 Avatar
    Geek 20/20

    I love it. static electricity my sibs and I used to play tricks like that all the time
    Can I have the cat please please!

  28. eatzybitzy Avatar

    Super cute and hilarious. So inspiring as well.

  29. A Gripping Life Avatar

    I love this!! I’m the middle sister, too! Your art seems nostalgic. It speaks to me. Love it!

  30. cooldudekt Avatar

    I love it! Most fun blog I’ve read…

  31. thecurvyspine Avatar

    Because I love your creativity and your humor, I am giving you the Lovely Blog Award:

  32. Alma Jean Irving Avatar

    Cute,genious, witty.

  33. Tyler Texan Avatar
    Tyler Texan

    Freaking Love footie pajamas!

  34. Tyler Texan Avatar
    Tyler Texan

    Love your art BTW

  35. Faithie Avatar

    I love how you make Chrissy look when she is laughing maniacally… :)

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thanks, it always make me laugh, too. :D

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