Saturday, March 28, 2009

My First Baby

She farts. She burbs like a champ. She pulls her pants up past her chest and walks around with underwear on her head. She make us laugh uncontrollably. She can be her sister's best buddy and her worst enemy. She has her father wrapped around her little finger like a pipe cleaner. She can tag my warped sense of humor in nothing flat. She loves to read. She kicks ass in karate. You wouldn't know behind those braids and that cute smile that she can deliver a back-fist punch like a reflex.

She is 10 today. 10 years old. 10 years of smiles and laughter and tears. I can not believe I had a hand in creating this amazing, radiant little girl. I can see in her the baby I held not so long ago and the woman she will be at the same time. And even though I'm an evil, heartless mommy, my heart really does ache with the love I have for her.

6 comments:

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

I'm with you. It's tough. You want to see them grow up but at the same time you don't. Because God forbid they give up snuggling.

The Mother said...

I do so wish I had had a daughter (sigh).

(P.S.--Don't tell the boys.)

Anonymous said...

How lucky we are to be able to share in the development of these amazing people. I'm not all that maternal (hey, she's alive and thriving so far, that's good - right?) but I'm really enjoying all these stages of parenting. Maybe it's more poignant (and exciting) now, because I can see the end of hands-on daily parenting roaring toward me in all it's teenage angst. Have fun with the party and the family. Wish we were there. -AM-

Katey said...

Hope her bday was as amazing as her.

nicole said...

happy birthday! toot too!

Wendy said...

This is just so sweet. I love it.

One of my most lady-like and dainty friends was the Girls' Burping Champion of the World. I think it's important to be diversified.