Tuesday, November 04, 2003

"Turn around and you’re tiny, turn around and you’re grown ..."

Time doesn't simply fly. Time climbs into the cockpit of a supersonic jetplane ... and when you're not paying attention, it flies at five times the speed of sound. I'm never more aware of that fact than when another "My Baby's Birthday" rolls around.

Especially when it's one of the big birthdays, like this one is.

All I know is this -- one minute you're trying to squeeze a wiggly toddler into her footie pajamas ... the next minute, you're watching her build a Science Fair solar cooker out of a cardboard box and plastic wrap ... the next minute, you're wishing her a Happy 21st Birthday from 50 miles away.

And that's what I'm doing today. Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, Emilie Elizabeth ... I'm wishing you a happy 21st Birthday. And a healthy 21st Birthday, and a safe and peaceful 21st Birthday, and a memorable 21st birthday, and (most importantly) a 21st Birthday filled with people telling you how wonderful and special and incredibly precious you are.

Beginning with your Mom.

I love you baby girl. Always.

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Thought For Today:


Where are you going my little one, little one
Where are you going my baby, my own
Turn around and you’re two, turn around and you’re four
Turn around and you’re a young girl going out of the door

Where are you going my little one, little one
Dirndls and petticoats, where have you gone
Turn around and you’re tiny, turn around and you’re grown
Turn around and you’re a young wife with babes of your own

8 comments:

AJ said...

What's a dirndl?

Dawn said...

From http://www.dirndl-dress.com/dirndlhistory.php

The dirndl is a female dress copied from the Trachten, consisting of a top (Austrian: "Leibl") and blouse, wide skirt and a colorful apron. Originally, the dirndl was the working dress of female servants (Austrian "dirn": maid, maidservant); hence the term "dirndl" as an abbreviation of "Dirndlgewand" (maid's dress). Around 1870/1880, after Kaiser Franz Joseph made it fashionable to wear Lederhosen and Tracht, the upper classes adopted the dirndl as a modern dress and wore it on their summer holidays. Today the wearing of the dirndl is generally regarded as a sign of national pride; in material, color and shape it is increasingly subject to modern influences.
The word dirndl also describes a young woman in many regional dialects of Austria. So a dirndl could be wearing a dirndl :)

AJ said...

OK then Professor McSmartyPants, try this one on for size:

Under CIDR, if the network is designated as 130.127.112.0 and the broadcast address for the same network is 130.127.115.255, what is the subnet mask for this network?

Dawn said...

Ah HA! I should have known this was all a cleverly disguised attempt to get me to do your homework for you. (As if that would ever be possible!)

If I can't find it using Google, I ain't gonna be finding it. :-)

Have fun at the concert tonight.

xo Mom

AJ said...

Ah HA! I finished the assignment last night, no thanks to you.
The answer is 255.255.252.0

What concert? Am I going to a concert?

Oh yeah, that, decided not to go on account of Brandy's tired and I've got class at 8 in the morning. I will however be performing to a larger crowd than the Handlebar can hold tomorrow night for the season opener exhibition basketball game against the Nike Elite. So, I'll be wearing my one clemson shirt that will fit my fat gut two days in a row this weekend. :)

Dawn said...

Sounds like a wise decision to skip the concert tonight. Besides, it's Survivor night.

Will be thinking of you Friday night ... hope the game is lots of fun! Aren't you glad I bought you a new shirt last weekend? :-)

See you Saturday.

Emilie said...

Thank you for everything that you do for me! I couldn't have made it this far without you or dad! I love you very much, and I just wanted to tell you that! I hope you had a really good day.
I love you!
Love, Emilie :)

Dawn said...

It's a really nice pleasure being your Mom. :-)

I love you too!