Day 9: Your siblings.
Tessa: Two years younger, with light brown hair and green eyes. Tinier than I am. Pretty. Played lacrosse in high school. Made the Dean’s List last year. Needs three cushions to see over the steering wheel in our mother’s station wagon. Couldn’t hear until she was three. Had an incredibly awkward crush on Forest Ranger McBuff for a fairly long time. Loves goldfish crackers. Caught scabies last fall from her former roommate. Recently joined a sorority and is living off-campus with her “real sisters.” Prone to shouting. Lives on coffee. Knows the words to just about every Katy Perry song ever. Can’t string a coherent sentence together on paper. Owns two laptops. Constantly steals my music. Strangely fond of Harper, despite Harper’s (rather obvious) disdain for her. Told people for years that we weren’t blood-related. Majoring in Environmental Science. Broke three bones in elementary school, one right after the other: left leg, right wrist, right elbow. Took piano lessons for six years, but can't play a note. Went to Israel last winter on the Birthright Tour. Coxswain.
Despite everything, I love this girl. But just because I love her, it doesn’t necessarily mean that I always have to like her.