Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Slice of Life #28 - My Girl

I often think about the importance of being known, knowing someone better than anyone else. I had started this post early in the challenge and thought it appropriate to finish it with the commencement of her birthday celebration.

So shy
but if you only knew...
So shy
out and about
even with grandpa and grandma,
so reserved,
BUT at home,
in her element,
she's a mad woman.
She would ride,
at 22 months,
a pink, stuffed, rocking unicorn,
mouth wide open,
huffing and puffing,
in and out,
hair gone wild
She is anything but reserved -
She's a wild woman!
She's my girl ~

Side note:  As I tucked her in the night of her birthday party, she asks, "Mom, did you look under the books on you night table?" Below is what I found. Soooo sweet!

Love you forever

I love you forever, now (no) mater whoat

Another side note - Here's a recent quote after measuring her height in the kitchen pantry, where we record their growth, she says..."That's the tallest I've ever been!" Too cute! Just had to share...

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  1. Happy birthday to your daughter. You've captured her perfectly here. I love the way you repeated "so shy" at the beginning to help us to know how she is, but then the change in the poem with "BUT at home in her element." What a lovely poem, Jen. (And I'm such a sucker for the little notes our kids leave us. I love getting them at school too.)

  2. Happy Birthday to your little one. Your poem just made me smile the whole way through. It reminds me so much of my youngest daughter (who is now 17). Her teachers used to tell me how quiet she was and I'd look at them wondering if we were talking about the same child. I'm so glad that you added the pictures of her note. You will cherish those always. I know I still like getting them from my children who are 23, 19 and 17. :)

  3. Ahh...that just left me feeling the love between you and your girl. Precious.

  4. There are two sides to every coin, and daughters too. Your description is so fun (mad woman). Such a sweetie to leave you the notes. Laughing at her statement at the end. Funny!

  5. Love the image of her riding the pink unicorn, hair flying! She sounds like quite the girl, just precious.