The Best Day Ever Invented

Charlotte is not funny.

Chrissy never lies.

Charlotte sings badly, too.

Chrissy never stole from the change jar.

Charlotte was terrible at every video game we ever had.

Chrissy's natural hair color is light blonde.

Ashley is illiterate.

Charlotte's dog is not cute.

Ashley doesn't listen to live music.





79 responses to “The Best Day Ever Invented”

  1. becomingcliche Avatar

    I keep scrolling through it because the artwork is so amazing! And it’s not opposite day.

    1. Rae Avatar

      I know, you’re attention to detail is amazing!

  2. Paprika Furstenburg Avatar

    I have to go back and look at these more than once so I can see all the details. Love the dog eating the homework.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thanks, Paprika! But that’s actually my sister’s beloved pound puppy by a hand-written note, a little nod to Ashley’s blog project which tells a story through a series of passed notes.

  3. Miranda Gargasz Avatar
    Miranda Gargasz

    I was wondering why Chrissy was being so nice……you got me, too!

      1. bhbkidstyle Avatar

        Me tooooooooooooo!

  4. keatslover Avatar

    Ha ha ha ha…that’s so funny!!And I am so glad you put this up,I was online and bored,and now I am online and happy!:)

  5. sj Avatar

    I can’t believe you outed your sister for not being a natural blonde! [shakes head sadly]

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Hahaha… hey, she got off light!

  6. whatimeant2say Avatar

    Awesome! Great ending!

  7. Dounia Avatar

    Your posts never cease to amaze me and make me laugh! This was fantastic – the facial expressions alone were enough to make this post. :D

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thanks! I’ve been learning this cut-paper craft as I go along, so I hope the illustrations will continue to improve. The facial expressions are so important to get right, so I’m glad to hear I’m hitting the mark!

  8. tita buds Avatar

    I knew something was up based on how absolutely unimpressed and bored she is, hahaha! And look, a Gameboy! :)
    Now who’s the one with the scab on her knee?

    1. Monica Avatar

      Yeah, who’s the one with the scab on the knee? That’s real detail!

      1. Agent Robin Avatar
        Agent Robin

        I think that’s Ashley.

        1. themiddlestsister Avatar

          Yup, that’s Ashley :)

  9. Rosemary Avatar

    Love it.
    Your artistical papery craftiness is superb!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thank you, Rosemary! That is so nice :)

  10. Monica Avatar

    I love Chrissy’s look of nonchalance!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      I have all her faces etched in my brain. Nonchalance is one of her best.

  11. Connie B. Dowell Avatar
    Connie B. Dowell

    I tell that stick joke sometimes too… It goes over better when your audience has had a beer or two. :)

    1. bhbkidstyle Avatar

      Well, yes. My kids first answer was. pooh. -And they are nowhere near beer age.

    2. themiddlestsister Avatar

      I still like that joke :)

  12. monicastangledweb Avatar

    Enjoyed the story. The sisters are so real. And, as always, loved the illustrations.

  13. Erica Avatar

    My brother still tries to pull that one on me… This was adorable (:

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Haha, that’s pretty adorable, too.

  14. Sarah Harris Avatar

    Wow! Always wonderful to see something fresh and inventive! What a great story but amazing paper characters!

  15. Tom Pauer Doc-Filmmaker Avatar

    Hahaha!! I got to introduce this to my boys!!
    Can you believe I never even heared of opposite day? – Amazing.
    Love the gameboy and the little letter under the bed…

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      It’s fun to be able to pass down these weird “kid culture” traditions to children.

  16. John-Paul Avatar

    Fantastic. Love the video game in the background. I was introduced to Opposite Day by Spongebob. I have very sophisticated tastes in TV.

    1. Shannon Avatar

      Thanks to Spongebob, we also have Opposite Day regularly. I always speak like Squidward to give it all substance. My kids are going to love this post.

    2. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thanks! So you never had to experience Opposite Day as a child, then? You missed out on a lot of torment.

  17. Annie Dennis Avatar

    HAHAHAHA! I remember the day my kid sister pulled the opposite day one on me! lol! I still have a good laugh at myself thinking about it. Nice! :)

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thanks! Opposite Day is a great classic childhood prank :)

  18. Chatter Master Avatar
    Chatter Master

    Ha! Oh I can relive so many memories with this!!!!! Your talent is incredible on so many levels!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      I’m so glad it brings back some memories for you!

  19. bhbkidstyle Avatar

    My kids do this to each other all the time. They have opposite day randomly.
    Love the little details, as usual: the scab on knee, the gameboy, dog eating letter/ homework – couldn´t read it, the waving and ready bracelet, the kiddy drawing on the wall, the…

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Opposite Day can strike at any time!

  20. joehoover Avatar

    Loved how I knew it was Donkey Kongm great work!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Wow, you must really know your Donkey Kong!

      1. pegoleg Avatar

        I remember when Donkey Kong was worlds and light-years beyond Pong! Loved the bracelet – great as always!

  21. muddledmom Avatar

    Is that a friendship bracelet or one of those ribbon barrettes she is making? Do you remember those? I’m guessing it had to be a bracelet. As always, you never cease to amaze with your art and uncanny ability to capture the minute miseries of childhood. My kids are perfecting these skills daily. Love it!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      She’s making a friendship bracelet… for herself! :)

  22. MJ, Nonstepmom Avatar

    I thank you ! I am going to show this to my older step daughter ….maybe the threat of her attitude being fodder for her sister’s blog in 20 years will mello her a bit. Fabulous artwork, as usual !

  23. Noteworthy Avatar

    I still have a pretty big scar from that cut on my knee. Also, of course there’s a note under my bed. I wish Cocoa wasn’t so nosy!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      How do you expect Cocoa to properly protect and comfort you if he doesn’t know every last detail of your life? Honestly, Ashley.

      1. Emily Avatar

        How did that cut on Ashley’s knee? I find that most scars have good stories behind them. For example, when I was nine, I got chicken pox. I was told not to scratch, because it’d scar, and I really, REALLY tried not to, but my biggest and itchiest spot was on my forehead, right between my eyes, so I just couldn’t resist scratching that one spot. So, now I’m 27, and that scar is still there, despite my ALMOST perfect compliance to the “no scratching” rule. By the way, Nicole, you should do a story about chicken pox sometime.

  24. missemmalou Avatar

    Ha ha ha!!! Brilliant! You are extremely talented!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thank you, I’m glad you like it!

  25. Emily Avatar

    That’s SO funny…… the way, I know the way out of the “opposite day” trap. When I lived in Australia, I volunteered briefly in “Creative Classes” at a local elementary school, and in the Year One class (grade one, first grade, six-year-olds, whatever you want to call it), there was a table of rowdy boys who’d throw things at each other and generally cause chaos. Thus gave rise to the following exchange:

    ME: Please don’t throw the markers at each other. Pass them nicely.

    ROWDY BOY: It’s opposite day, so you meant DON’T pass the markers nicely, and throw them!!!

    ME: Well, if you said that it’s opposite day, on opposite day, then that means it’s NOT opposite day!!! So, pass the markers nicely.

    1. MegansBeadedDesigns Avatar

      Haha! Great comeback!

    2. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Ha, the ol’ “Opposite Day Paradox.”

  26. Emily Avatar

    P.S., I don’t see the dog eating homework.

    1. Emily Avatar

      Oh, never mind–there it is. :)

  27. teddybear16 Avatar

    What’s the blond girl making anyway?

    1. Mandy Moon Avatar
      Mandy Moon

      A friendship bracelet!

  28. russelllindsey Avatar

    Reblogged this on Ramblings of a Misguided Blonde and commented:
    I just had to share.

  29. Angie Z. Avatar

    The bedroom with the Gameboy, notebook paper and Pound Puppy (making his second appearance)! The braided friendship bracelets! Oh, your details were 1st rate! I mean, they always are. But if you compare you to you, you’ve outdone yourself!

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Chrissy made killer friendship bracelets. I tried to do a more complex one, but the paper kept ripping!

      1. Angie Z. Avatar

        I think you did a swell job!

  30. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer Avatar

    I love everything about your blogs, bit in this one loved the doll on the bed.


    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      Thanks! That’s Charlotte’s beloved doll Millie who met her bitter end in the savage maw of our neighbor’s dog.

  31. Emily Avatar

    So, did all five of you girls really share a room, or did the other four share, while you had your own? In “Alligators Under the Bed,” the Nicole character (a.k.a. you) appeared to have her own room, but in every other story, she lives in the big room with the bunk beds. I never quite understood that.

    1. themiddlestsister Avatar

      At the beginning of “Alligators,” I explain that I had my own room only once and that I didn’t like it. All five of us never shared a room, but four of us did for several years.

      1. Emily Avatar

        Oh, okay. I wrote a poem about the “alligators under the bed” thing a while ago. Here’s the link:

  32. Mandy Avatar

    Bahaha!! Good ol opposite day. I LOVE how you always capture a little piece of my childhood in your posts. I so look forward to reading them! And looking at them. :) You are very talented!

  33. Chris Hall Avatar

    I remember opposite day. Oh the things I’m looking forward too as Jaydon grows up. =;~)

    The Adventures of Jaydon and Daddy

  34. Lu Avatar

    Reblogged this on Not Lu's Blog.

  35. kofykat Avatar

    damn, these are brilliant……. amazing attention to detail

  36. YoungBlogger02 Avatar

    If it’s opposite day then it wouldn’t be opposite day because someone said that it was Opposite Day.

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