Sunday, July 5, 2009

How A Ten Year Old Shows Her Love

Despite the fact that I really hate to celebrate my birthday (it just gives me no pleasure at all; I know that's strange, but it's the truth), my good-hearted daughter Supermangirl wanted to "do something special" for me last week. So she locked herself in her room for 30 minutes and hatched a plan to make me happy by giving me all of my favorite things.
These included:
a cheese sandwich ("because everyone likes cheese")
ten pictures that she removed from our photo album ("so you could see what your life has been like")
a picture she drew of SpongeBob Squarepants (no explanation necessary)
and $2.68 in pennies ("this is all the money I have in the world and I want you to have it")
Best damn birthday present I ever got.

14 comments:

elie said...

love it. happy birthday... I know what you mean, I'm also not big on celebrating mine.

Maya / מיה said...

That's adorable! And I kind of know what you mean. For my past three birthdays I've ended up in tears at some point during the day... and I'm not a crier and I'm a pretty happy person. I think it's that on my birthday I expect everything to be exactly the way I want, to I get frustrated when it isn't (as opposed to other days, when I guess I expect to have to compromise!). Anyway, happy birthday!

Ezzie said...

That's awesome.

Leora said...

Oh, she made me smile! Happy Belated Birthday.

I love the 10 photos part.

Mrs. S. said...

"no explanation necessary"
LOL!

Happy birthday!

ProfK said...

Know what you mean about the b'days--for me it's not all of them, just the ones that end in zeros. Nonetheless, belated birthday greetings. That's one fine daughter you are raising.

ilanadavita said...

Great and moving story. Just shows you must raise them right. :-)

Jack said...

That is very cool.

Baila said...

Happy birthday! Totally jealous about the sponge bog gift. Your daughter seems like a great kid.

Modern Girl said...

Happy Birthday :)

RR said...

Happy Birthday (a little late!)- your daughter sounds like an absolute sweetie!

Jewish Side of Babysitter said...

so sweet!

and Happy Belated Birthday!

Eees said...

Belated Happy Birthday!!!
(And your daughter is a real sweetie..but then again, she has a good example :)

RivkA with a capital A said...

U R 1 lucky mom!!

Happy Belated!! I LOVE birthdays -- I celebrate my English and Hebrew birthday AND ALL THE DAYS IN BETWEEN!!