Tuesday, March 16, 2010

successful family reunion, the vaughn girls














Chaunte age 10, Raime age 7, Holly age 5,  Alex age 3. I was completely into catwoman from the moment I saw her. Michelle Pfeiffer's cold eyes and dark sexy insanity really did something in my 10 year old brain. I wore all black, made pointy claws out of paper and needles (which were stored in my paper temple from church), and did an endless routine of cartwheels. I always wanted to pretend I was her, and in doing so I employed my sisters in a bit of role playing. We had to have a Batman, and Raime was the only one who didn't mind playing a boy. I think she liked it because she got to wear a cape and jump off of the stairs. The cape would swoosh way up behind her each time. Holly was my other nemesis, the great female terrorist Red Claw. She was Lebanese I believe, and Holly had to try and do the accent even though she couldn't quite say her R's yet. I don't know how Alex ended up being Robin, it seemed like a difficult role to play as a 3 year old. I think sometimes I would just make her be my cat instead. She would meow and walk around on all fours, supporting me in my role as the leader of the cats.

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I Hate Zipcar said...
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Zack said...

Oh my. Best. Recollection. Ever.

duskydarlinghue said...

I remember that part of the appeal of being "red claw" was that I got to have a sweet tattoo, and that because I only appeared in one Batman episode, I was still pretty mysterious. Are you sure I was only 5? I can't imagine a 5 year old thinking these things, but I sure did.

vaughn said...

I don't remember being robin. But I remember loving acting like a cat for you.

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Helen said...

ha ha ha, awesome... childhoo, man.