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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Take it Like a Baby

I'm the oldest in my family, explains a lot, doesn't it?


These days I get to see the world from down under. I watch Proximo take the kind of violent love and abuse that only happens among siblings (and stupid teenagers.) From the moment that El Guille jumps into his crib in the morning to wake him up, to the moment El Guille jumps in his crib at night to ‘play,’ Proximo takes it, well, like a baby. In just one day I witnessed that baby get kicked, rolled on, smacked in the car, nearly suffocated with blankets, pinched, hit with a toy, and peed on.


I’M SORRY MOM because I know I did things just as bad to my siblings—except for the P stuff, I’m pretty sure that’s a snips and snails thing.


So thanks, Mom, for having me today all those years ago (even if you don’t read my blog because you can’t be bothered and therefore don’t get to read the apologetic gratitude.)


Oh, and thanks for howling with laughter tonight when I told you that Proximo was his brother’s target practice for the third time in seven days.

(Boys.)



What do I want for my birthday? For my kids not to P on each other.

Too much to ask?

30 comments:

Cafe Johnsonia said...

Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!

Wish I was there to take you to lunch or something.

Have a fabulous day!

(LOVE the shirt you have on in the picture.)

wendysue said...

Ha_ _ y Birthday! (get it? no p?)

I hope you get some fabulous shoes for your birthday!

Fig said...

HB to my favorite blogger! I hope it's a really, really good one.

i i eee said...

Happy Birthday to the bestest best blogger on the block!

Heart.

Kalli Ko said...

Feliz Cumpleanos, yes? I hope all your unicorn dreams and shoe fantasies come true.

Being the youngest of 7 I feel Proximo's pain. It all got worth it when I had my last two years of high school alone, FINALLY.

That, was awesome.

Marilyn said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you are feeling better, it would stink to be sick on your birthday.

I'm wishing you a wonderful day with no messes to clean up!

thedoodlegirl said...

Happiest of b-days to YOU!!!

kristenlibrarian said...

What a pretty lady and a handsome boy! A very happy birthday to you. And many mooooooore.

sue-donym said...

You deserve the best day ever. Here is to fabulous shirts, no P, awesome shoes, and a full day of no messes.

Sue said...

Happy Happy Birthday AZ Dear (happy days will come to you all year ~ tra la)

Hope you get your birthday wish, tee hee.

fijiangirl said...

Happy Brithday! If I was there I'd take you to a wonderful lunch of curry! Yum.

I am the oldest as well, but I didn't do the p thing. In fact I don't remember if my siblings did that at all to eachother. Is Proximo in the bathroom or does El Guille just go anywhere?

The Bakers said...

Haaaaaaaaaaappy Biiiiiiirthday!

undefined said...

Happy Birthday! If I'd realized in advance (here's me admitting I didn't) I would've sent you something, like homemade cookies or a little gadget from the Le Creuset outlet here. Honest to goodness. Hope it's a good one!

Emily said...

Have a great day!

La Yen said...

Happy birthday to you! Thanks for being my friend--I guess that is a present to me!

citymama1 said...

Happy Birthday! Hope your day is urine free, mostly.

Gritty Pretty said...

ohhhhhhhh...your sun sign is taurus!! *sigh of recognition and respect* you're a taurus AND the first born? holy moly.

good luck with that!

Emmie said...

Happiest of Birthdays from one oldest sibling to another! Hope you have a fantastic day!

Geo said...

Happy, happy birthday and may your wildest dreams come true!

AzĂșcar said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes, all!

As an update, you can add “colored on by marker” to Proximo’s list. He has blue streaks on his face, his head, and his back. When asked “WHY DID YOU DO THAT?” by his mother, El Guille said, “Because I couldn’t find any paper.”

Well, I guess I’m glad it wasn’t the sofa.

Amy said...

One time when my brother asked my mom what she wanted for her birthday, she said something like, "I want my children to get along with each other. For my birthday could you please be nice to your sister?" He didn't oblige. Oh yeah, and he was 18 at the time, so I don't think there's hope of El Guille growing out of it--but you can hope he'll grow out of the P thing.

kiki said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ZUC!

Queen Scarlett said...

Happy Birthday...here's to more stilettos ...that are immune to marker...and well - little boys.

Rynell said...

Happy Birthday!

Emily said...

Happy Day! (yesterday and every day.)

sara said...

Sorry to be late but I hope it was a good birthday and I hope lots of people told you that you don't look a day over 24, which is the truth.

I haven't heard of the P practice on sibs but that could be because I have 3/4 daughters and I come from a family of 3/4 daughters also. Among the cruelest sib abuse I've heard is what my mom went through with her older brothers: locking her into suitcases after tricking her into them "Come on, I bet you can't even fit in there!" and sending her running into a dark room to fetch something after they had spread jacks all over the floor. Meanies.

annette said...

I hope you had a wonderful birthday topped off with a delightful 5 course meal.

Julie said...

Late as usual... but I hope you had an awesome birthday, P free. Poor Proximo. I was the 6th of seven and had four older brothers and one younger. I never got P'd on, but one of my older bros used to sit on me and tickle me until I cried. My mom used to tell me he did that because he loved me. Uh-huh. The oldest in my family, my sister, is one of my best friends, so here's to oldest girls. You totally rock!

Michelle said...

A very belated birthday! I wish I had an older sister like you.

Olivia said...

happy birthday, beautiful!