Friday, April 27, 2007

A Birthday!

Happy Birthday to my DadLovesMeBest Sister! Today is her day. I could tell you how old she is and make fun of her, but since she's 19 months younger than I am, that would just be inappropriate.

Awww. Isn't she cute? She was a beauty queen in high school. And to illustrate how different parenting is now than it was then, when she won her beautyship, no one from the family was there to see it. These days, as parents, we don't dare miss even the most trivial of activities. But back then, our parents only occasionally went to an activity. We had all been there the year before when nothing happened; so out of 120 girls, it was just assumed that, once again, she wouldn't win. But she did. And we've all felt guilty ever since!

She got over it (actually, I don't think it really even bothered her) and now we just have lots of fun together. We lived in different parts of the country for the first 10 years after we grew up, but now, we're very happy to be living in the same city. When I saw these rainboots, I knew I had to get them for her. They had her name on them. (And, really, I don't know how it happened, but when they were delivered, there was a pair in just my size with them. Hmmm....) I'd never really seen Wellies here in the states (except for the plain green or brown variety) until I saw them here. There are all sorts of fun patterns. She'll look stunning in them while she's doing her gardening.

Well...Happy Birthday Little WeinerHead! I hope you're having a great day!


(P.S. Her DadLovesMeBest knickname comes from a conversation we once had when looking at a catalog. I told her I was going to order one of those shirts that says "Mom Loves Me Best." She said, "That's ok, 'cause Dad Loves Me Best.")


Angel Jem said...

My big brother was a Mummy loves me best boy, but I was a Daddy's girl ! Hope she had a good birthday!

Flibbertygibbet said...

Love the wellies!! There's something up with my bloglines, I'm not seeing all your posts, or not being notified of them. Annoying.
But do keep breathing in and out.

Shropshire Girl said...

Hey! Hope sis had a good birthday, mine was ok really, seeing my girls face after a good night at the fair was worth sitting in my car for THREE hours! Love the boots by the way.
Sandra. x.

meggie said...

I always felt my mother loved my brother I told him he was adopted. What a cow I was!
Hope your sister had a wonderful birthday.

Barbara C. said...

Well I went to see my daughter when she was in the running for homecoming queen in high school back in the 80's. She didn't advance past princess but I thought she was beautiful.
That was the day, with all the festivities that she washed and did her hair three times (does anyone remember big feathered hair?) and gave me the biggest huffs and puffs when I questioned her hair hygiene.
Now she has three little ones and is lucky to get a daily shower!!!
She laughs about it too!!!
Barbara C.