Wednesday, May 30, 2012

OFKAR, the early years

Her perfectly round, perfectly bald head was a great source of wonder and comment amongst the friends and neighbours.  One couple, who were not fond of children, told us that she was the only child they had ever allowed in their house, because she was cool and because she had the roundest head they had ever seen.  Fortunately the pumpkin eventually morphed into a normal shape, or the OFKAR could very well have spent her life being mistaken for Karl Pilkington.


Fortunately her mother quickly learned to make much cooler birthday cakes.  Losing the eighties hair took considerably longer.  Ditto for her dad's seventies porn stache.


Always a water-baby.  Even for naps.


Checking out Oma and Opa's stereo, perfecting the judgmental look of a future East Van bike hipster. 


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, OFKAR!

9 comments:

Allison said...

Happy Birthday, OFKAR!!

Those are great photographs, Barb. I particularly love the one with the cake (crayon candles?!) and your hair is wonderful. :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

They were crayon candles, Al! I think I reused them for years.
I wasn't much of a believer in haircuts in those days hahaha.

Lelsey said...

So cute! She's an adult, meanwhile you haven't aged at all. :)

Lesley said...

Also, my name is Lesley. I know how to spell it sometimes, even!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You may not be able to spell, but you are a very competent fibber, Lesley, and a kind one as well.

ofkar said...

I don't even live in East Van. Also, my bike has two brakes and multiple gears, so I definitely don't qualify.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You don't live in East Van YET, OFKAR, and your current bike has two brakes and multiple gears...

Jane Harley said...

Awwwww! Happy belated birthday, Eva. Your cousin is obviously very bad at wishing birthday greetings on-time.

Memories I have of Eva as a cute little nugget of a kid: 1) not crawling, but scootching around on her butt; 2) Bugs the stuffed animal, which was right around the same time as "rotisserie Eva" on noodles in swimming pools, and, my personal favourite, 3) My Heart Will Go On.

Hope you had a good one, kiddo!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Those are all such great memories, Jane! You'll be relieved to know that the OFKAR hardly ever scoots around on her bum anymore.