Friday, May 30, 2008

May 30, 1991 10:30 am

To my little urban guerilla:

You are fierce. Even when you aren't smiling with your eyes.

You have taught me so much in your 17 years, and I'm not just talking about the usual my baby taught me about love and responsibility and finding beauty in a child's smile type of stuff, although that certainly is part of it. No! You have taught me about actual concrete subjects, about history and music and art and politics. I always thought I was pretty smart, but I pale next to you. Always will. And that makes me so proud.

I cannot believe how blessed I am to know a person like you.

You are premium, my dear.

Top Five Wishes for Your Birthday:
1. enjoy yourself, without reservations
2. realize how fabulous you actually are, exactly as you are
3. remember that you are fierce and you can do anything you set your mind to
4. understand how loved you are and how awesome you are to so many
5. some kick-ass loot

If the phone rings, it's probably the As It Happens ladies wanting to interview you about your ferocity. Or Hugo, telling you jou are not a donkey.

Happy Birthday, Resident Offspring!

22 comments:

Captain Karen said...

Happy happy birthday to the baby-zombie (I'm guessing she's not so bad-tempered). Have a fabulous day! And make sure mom spoils you rotten!

Beth said...

Happy birthday, Resident Offspring!

You're the coolest friggin' mama, Ms. B.

JustRun said...

Awww, love it.

Happy Birthday, Resident Offspring!

phlegmfatale said...

Happy birthday! Lucky daughter. Lucky mama. Lovely family.

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Eva!

Hope you have the a kickass day....you have a wonderful family and that's obviously helped develop you into the awesome creature that you are. And I just know you are all the great things your mother says you are and more. Sending love & good wishes your way.

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Eva!

Hope you have a kickass day....you have a wonderful family and that's obviously helped develop you into the awesome being that you are. And I just know you are all the great things your mother says you are and more, much more. The world needs more RO like you my dear girl.

Sending love & good wishes your way.

URBAN BLONDE said...

Awww I needed a beautiful post like this today!

Happy Birthday Wonderful Girl! You sure make your Momma proud. And all of us along with her!

PS Barb, I can't wait to meet this fabulous creature in person!
PSS I love the juxtaposition of the dainty white dress and the super soaker! And that head of curls! Wow!

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Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Happy birthday lil Zombie!

Allison said...

Happy birthday, Eva! I hope have a wonderfully fabulous day celebrating you! And that the your 17th year is filled with new adventures, and plenty of car rides filled with Scottish accents.

That picture is brill, by the way. With such class you hold that super soaker. :)

Gifted Typist said...

Happy birthday to RU
You have a fantabulous, smart, hip zombie mama

justacoolcat said...

What kind of super mom are you?

"1. enjoy yourself, without reservations"

My mom still wouldn't say that to me.

Happy Birthday Zombie Spawn!

Braaaaiiinnnsssss!!!!!!!

Braaaaiiiiiinnnnnssssssss!!!!!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

She's fierce but not bad-tempered, Karen. And is in the process of being spoiled rotten.

Just trying to keep up with my cool kid, Beth.

She's a good kid, Justrun.

You're too kind, Phlegmmy.

That's so sweet, Deb! You recognise great kids by having a couple of your own.

Do you also like the ripped hemline on the fancy white dress, Urban Blonde? She sure was a classy kid.
A meetup is imminent, I'm thinking.

hahaha "lil Zombie"! Thanks, Dr M!

She was born to that super soaker, wasn't she, Al? And I am willing to bet that there will be plenty of Scottish accent-filled car rides in the future.

Awww shucks, Gifted, you're making me all verklempft!

"zombie spawn" - hahaha! I feel safe telling my kid that, but I can kinda see why your mom doesn't.

bloody awful poetry said...

Happy Birthday to the Resident Offspring!

Gosh no, my mom would never tell me to enjoy myself without reservations. So yes, Resident Offspring. Appreciate the awesomeness of your Parental Unit.

Danny Tagalog said...

Hey zombie mother daughter - long time no see. Hope your daughter has a fine day, cool mother!

Be seeing you!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I think it's more a refection of the awesomeness of the RO than her mother, BAP. She's trustworthy. No idea where she got that from.

Danny! How nice to hear from you, lad! Hope all is well in your part of the world.

Serah said...

happy birthday...cheers to offspring with undeniable personalities!

ps. "she's crafty" is back with a new name and a new look.

mellowlee said...

Ohmygawsh, this is a bit late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY Resident Offspring :O)
I hope you had a FABULOUS day!!!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Hey, Serah, good to hear from you again! I shall drop by to see what's been going on in your world.

All round, the RO had a great birthday, Mel, and we've still got a little bit of cookie dough ice cream cake left.

BeckEye said...

Woops, sorry I'm late! Happy Birthday, RO!

Moxie said...

Make sure the celebration lasts a long time. My rule is celebrate 1)for the entire birth month and 2) for the entire time the Sun is in the zodiac sign. So as a Gemini she can celebrate through approximately June 21. Whoo hoo! (Incidentally, if you'd like to give her an astrology chart & interpretation I'd be happy to oblige.)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We're still waiting for your birthday cheque to arrive, Beckeye!

That's a pile o' celebrating, Moxie. There would be some serious rehab required after each birthday.
You do astrology charts? Cool!