So many kids read Beverly Cleary's books and love Ramona -- but for me, it was always about Beezus.
I, too, have a rambunctious and adorable and charismatic younger sister.
So, yes, I identified with poor Beezus Quimby, who always played second fiddle to her rambunctious and adorable and charismatic younger sister.
Ramona was always doing something exasperating, like squeezing all of the toothpaste out or pulling Susan's boing-boing curls or taking one bite out of every apple because the first bite tastes the best... while poor Beezus embroidered.
We have an entire roll of film of my sister, as an adorable toddler, eating leaves. You can see me in the background in some of the shots, wearing my HUGE glasses, reading a book. Then there was that time that (oh god, she's going to kill me) she made finger puppets out of tampon applicators.
I was probably reading then, too.
Anyhoo, soon older sisters everywhere will be able to unite -- there'll be some of these shirts available at my Etsy shop tomorrow.