Guess what today is?? Really...go ahead. Guess!!!
That's right. It's my Baby Girl's birthday. She's 9 years old, Internets. I am in a mild state of shock trying to wrap my mind around the fact that my 5lb. baby is now almost a decade old. I remember really holding her for the first time around 3a.m. in the morning. I had her at 11:03 p.m. and she needed some extra attention as she was a myconium stain baby. I remember the lights being turned down low and all I could do was sit there and trace her features with my finger and whisper all kinds of promises to her as she slept.
Now she's becoming her own person. No longer can I dress her in what I like. She is verbalizing her need to express herself. I love to watch her curl up on the couch with a book and see her lose herself for hours in a good story. Then, I watch her jump into one of her craft projects where she pleases no one but herself with the end result. It's cool if you like it, too, but she is the one who has to be happy when all is said and done.
Her birthday started out with a visit to the beauty salon yesterday evening. There, her stylist, Sam, proceeded to pamper her and give her awesome birthday hair! She sat down in that chair and didn't shut up the entire time. She told Sam all about her life as she hadn't seen her in a few months. Sam went the extra mile and styled her hair so she could "save" it for today and it would be all cool. Yeah, that baby loves a good visit to the salon. Indication of things to come?
She awoke this morning to a Birthday Goody Bag. A few Hann*h Montan*a things.....some dingle dangle earrings.....and some matching under garments. She was thrilled and is now anxiously awaiting her chance to open the other present waiting on her.
I'm proud of my girl. She never gives us a problem with school. She loves to read whatever she can get her hands on. She loves HGTV as much as Fred and I do. Design shows thrill her and she digs House Hunters, too! I'm excited to see what my child will end up being with all the creative juices that flow through her veins.
But if it were up to her? She'd grow up and work on her favorite show of all times...Myth Busters. She's addicted to watching those boys prove the myths true or false. She thinks it would be the coolest job ever to be paid to do such fun stuff. Go figure.
Don' you wish you had a cool Mama like me to order personalized tshirts to wear on your birthday? AND to make sure you got awesome dingle dangle earrings to go with it? Way I see it? If ya gotta go to school on a Wednesday...on your birthday? Rock it the best way you can!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MU! MAY YOU HAVE MANY MANY MORE! WE LOVE YOU!!