When I grow up, I still want to be a kid

31 Jul

BigHugs is five! 

Five things about BigHugs:

1. She has the most beautiful smile, but it’s next to impossible to catch on camera.  With her, there’s no such thing as a natural pose.

Smile! ... I am smiling!

2. She wants her own way (desperately, at times), but is almost always the first to give in and compromise.

3. She longs for company and often complains of loneliness, but can be painfully shy.

4. She can take this picture at her birthday celebration, and still on the way home thank you for “the best day ever.”

5.  She is both anxious and afraid to grow up, and I share her excitement and anxiety.

BigHugs: When I grow up, what do you think I’m going to be?
Me: I don’t know. What do you want to be?
BigHugs, looking thoughtful and a little sad: When I grow up, I still want to be a kid.


BigHugs: When I grow up, I want to live here.
Me: What if your husband doesn’t want to live here?
BigHugs: Well, I would just tell him to suck it up.

Happy birthday, BigHugs!  I love you!  Please don’t grow up too fast!


9 Responses to “When I grow up, I still want to be a kid”

  1. tawnya August 9, 2010 at 10:51 am #

    “Suck it up” may be on the most oft quoting parenting phrases in our house…So good that that’s what we’ll be remembered for!

    Happy Birthday!

  2. shazbraz August 9, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    Aw, she’s going to be such a good wife!

  3. madhousewife August 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm #

    She’s learning early.

    Happy (belated) birthday to BH! Give her a big hug from me.

  4. Flipflopmama August 9, 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    Happy birthday!! Hope it’s a great one!

  5. Alison Wonderland August 9, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    I approve in all respects. Happy Birthday to her!

  6. Lora August 9, 2010 at 8:39 pm #

    I love the chuck e cheese photo! What a fun girl!

  7. Julie August 9, 2010 at 10:04 pm #

    That last picture of her makes my heart very happy. And so do her quotes. She is lovely. Happy Birthday, BH!

  8. Mother of the Wild Boys August 11, 2010 at 10:27 am #

    Happy Birthday Big Hugs! 🙂

  9. Boquinha September 3, 2010 at 10:50 am #

    Happy belated birthday, Big Hugs. You have a great mom who writes very sweet posts. 🙂

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