Can Christmas really be over already?
It doesn’t seem possible, especially because I still have shards of holiday wrapping paper ground into my living room carpet. I’ll be honest with you. This Christmas sorta blew past me while I vegetated on the couch for two days. There’s not a lot I remember.
I do remember my son standing over my husband at four in the morning and scaring the bageebees outta him.
I do remember a trip to the ER on Christmas Eve because I couldn’t stand one more minute of my migraine.
I do remember a post-drugged hangover the hospital sent me home with.
I do remember losing a game of Scrabble.
There aren’t even pictures to commemorate the happy day. I’ll certainly have to make up for it next year.
Get your smiles ready family. I’m using a flash!
Today is FringeKid’s tenth birthday. I’m kinda-sorta in shock. My baby is ten! When did I get so old? In another month my oldest will be 12. Huh?
I know I’m bad at math, but these numbers don’t seem to add up. Sometimes I have to remind myself just how old I actually am, and I hate those reminders.
Here are ten things I love about FringeKid:
1. She will wear her chicken hat in public.
2. She thinks she looks smokin’ hot in her chicken hat. I may think she looks like BBQ, but who cares what I think.
3. She always finds a positive, even when only two kids show up for her birthday party and none of her supposed ‘good’ friends come.
4. She’s easy to please. Mac & Cheese from a box for your birthday dinner? I think I can handle that.
5. She roots for the underdog. When she ran track, she was the second slowest runner, but she always stopped mid-track to wait for the slowest kid to catch up. Not the point of track, I know, but I do love her spirit.
6. She can make friends with anyone. Total strangers become bosom buddies in nary an instant.
7. She’s always happy. No matter what.
8. She’s a great sleeper. This may sound funny, but when you have a son that wakes you up at four in the morning (repeatedly), it’s nice to have a kid who sleeps. Besides, I wouldn’t mind sleeping in till mid-morning either.
9. She enjoys spending time with her mama. I love our ‘girl’s nights’ as much as she does.
10. She has goals. Yes, one day she wants to be a doctor and the next day she wants to be a puppeteer, but she’s ambitious. I like that.
You can read all about her (our) birth story here. But for today, I just want to say Happy Birthday FringeKid. I’m sure glad God saw fit to give me you.