A Decade of DynaGirl

2 Oct

In honor of DynaGirl’s 10th, ten things I love about my firstborn daughter:

1.  She is sweet and kind, with an amazing capacity for sympathy and empathy.  (She came home from school the other day embarrassed because she had teared up during read aloud story time.  She started crying again while she was telling me what the story was about.  Yet she can fall off a bike, break both her arms, and not shed a tear.)

2.  She is seriously funny (accidentally and on purpose), and has saved me from having a complete disaster of a day on more than one occasion with her ability to make me smile or laugh myself silly.

3.  She cares what others think about her, but not enough to try to be someone she is not.  In the end, she’s a take me or leave me kind of girl, in the nicest possible way.

4.  She is artistic and creative.  She writes her own comic strip, “The Adventures of Guy and Doody”, that showcases her talent and quirky sense of humor.

5.  She is helpful, and somehow manages to be there when I need her the most without my asking.

6.  She does great impressions: the valley girl, the homegirl, the surfer dude, the English street urchin (I could go on and on).

7.  She has a strong sense of right and wrong and a finely developed sense of guilt.  She feels genuine remorse, and is willing to do whatever she needs to do to make amends.  She is also quick to forgive, being more concerned with others’ feelings than her own.

8.  She is adored by every adult she interacts with.  Every teacher, every friend’s mother or father—you name it—can’t say enough good things about her because she is so fun, so well-behaved, so hardworking and so genuinely delightful.

9.  She is grateful and generous, giving thanks and compliments freely and sincerely.

10.  She is the kind of girl that puts a zebra print Snuggie at the very top of her birthday list with a big star, squeals with delight when she opens the gift, and then spends the next several minutes having her picture taken in various Snuggie poses.  Who can resist that?




Happy Birthday, DynaGirl!  You are ALL THAT and a zebra print Snuggie with bonus book light, and I love you!


9 Responses to “A Decade of DynaGirl”

  1. flip flop mama October 3, 2009 at 9:51 pm #

    She looks FABulous in that zebra print Snuggie! Happy Birthday DynaGirl!!!

  2. Julie October 3, 2009 at 11:23 pm #

    Gushing. I am completely and utterly gushing over her delightfulness (I suppose that isn’t a word, as the spell checker thingy is going all red dotted line on me right now, but suck it spell check, it’s DynaGirl’s birthday and she. will. be. delightfulness).

  3. Mother of the Wild Boys October 4, 2009 at 12:57 am #

    Happy 10th to your awesome gal.

  4. patience October 4, 2009 at 7:50 am #

    A zebra print snuggie? That is awesome. Happy birthday to DynaGirl.

  5. Alison Wonderland October 4, 2009 at 4:30 pm #

    I for one can not resist that (the girl or the zebra print snuggie)! Happy birthday Dynagirl!

  6. Kamilli Vanilli October 5, 2009 at 7:59 am #

    Oh, and look! She is using the reading light that came with the Snuggie!! How fabulous.
    Add me to the list of adults who love DynaGirl. She’s awesome! Happy Birthday DynaGirl!!

  7. cheryl October 5, 2009 at 9:15 am #

    Happy Birthday, DynaGirl! Your choice of gifts on the gift-list just shows how awesome you are. You rock!

  8. madhousewife October 5, 2009 at 11:04 am #

    Tell DynaGirl a happy belated birthday from her prodigal aunt, who thought of her on her birthday even though she didn’t think to send birthday wishes even by proxy all weekend.

    I am loving that zebra-print Snuggie. DG is awesome.

  9. boquinha October 5, 2009 at 12:26 pm #

    Thing 1 is loving the picture of her pen pal reading Goose Girl. 🙂 Happy Birthday, DynaGirl!

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