I am currently staying with my family on vacation, so as I started this week's top 10 Tuesday, identifying book characters that remind you of people you know, I couldn't help but do my family. It probably won't entertain you as much as it does me (since I know my family), but maybe it will give you a glimpse into what my big ole' family's like. So here they are, from oldest to youngest.
I also decided to include a couple old school family pictures for your viewing pleasure. But we'll start with a less embarrassing, recent one.
|My family today (or last year) L-R|
Michelle (Christian's wife), Christian (Peter), Bryan (Rhett Butler), Mom (Elinor), Dad (Captain Wentworth), Brad (Arthur Weasley), me (Hermione Granger), Juli (Elphaba), Jayme (Mary Rivers), Katie (Ramona Quimby)
My mom = Elinor Dashwood from Sense and Sensibility: Not prone to strong fits of emotion, Elinor is Austen's ultimate level-headed heroine. Anyone who has met my mom knows that she is THE MOST CALM PERSON IN THE WORLD! Nothing, and I mean nothing, shakes her calm demeanor.
|Christmas morning, F-B|
Katie (Ramona), me (Hermione), Bryan
(future Rhett), Juli (Elphaba), Christian
(Peter), Jayme (Mary), Dad (Wentworth)
My brother, Christian = Peter from Chronicles of Narnia: You know the strong, quiet older brother type? Yeah, that's Christian. Calm like my mother, he's a very steady figure who's always watched out for the younger siblings. Well, other than giving his only younger brother a hard time every once in a while :)
My sister, Juli = Elphaba from Wicked: It has been many, many years since I've read Wicked, but I still remember that the entire time I read it, I kept thinking, "This is Juli!" Elphie cares about animals, almost to a fault (when my sister's dog got sick, she stayed home from work to hold him and feed him Pedialite) and has always stood out as a little different from the rest of her family (Juli spent one year of high school with her hair cut into short, bright purple stripes). Ultimately, Elphie/Juli has a lot of heart, and she's very likable.
|Katie wasn't born yet, but who doesn't love an old plaid|
family picture? L-R Bryan, Dad, Jayme, Christian, Mom,
me (on her lap), Juli
Me = Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series: I tried to be more original on this one, but honestly, no character is more like me than Hermione. I obsessed over grades in school, I was uber competitive and more than occasionally an annoying know-it-all. But I keep a cool head in perilous situations, I love learning and working hard, and I'm a very loyal friend.
My baby sister, Katie = Ramona Quimby: She's freckled, she's curious, and she's a a little mischievous. I couldn't help laughing when I realized my sister is Ramona Quimby. Katie is the loudest of the family; she was always climbing trees and getting into this and that. She seems really tough, but like Ramona, she's actually very sensitive.
And finally, my husband = Arthur Weasley from the Harry Potter series: This was another one that made me laugh. Though they didn't do Mr. Weasley justice in the movies, the guy from the books is a loving family man (but not much of a disciplinarian) with a great sense of humor. Nothing makes my husband happier than hanging out at home with the family. He's a people pleaser and hates to make anyone feel bad. Instead, he's the goof ball always making people laugh.