Sunday, July 13, 2008

I have a 10-year old!

DSC01081, originally uploaded by Secretsugar.

It's hard to believe that 10 years ago this child made me into a mama, but there it is. Time passes and they grow up.

Sister had 4 friends over for a sleepover for her birthday which she also did last year. But this year all of a sudden the girls seemed so grown up. They got along well without me having to intervene and make them be nice to each other. They told jokes, they listened to each other, they made little "trading cards" to exchange, and they just generally hung out and enjoyed each other's company without me having to do much besides feed them and make them brush their teeth. (Oh, and settle down at 1:30 in the morning when the baby woke me up and I realized that I could still hear them giggling loudly downstairs.)

One of my favorite things they did was riff off of this Worst Case Scenario board game we have. At first, they got a kick out of reading the cards to each other, but then began making up their own scenarios:
"How to eat your lucky underwear after a volcano erupts."
"How to survive an unexpected poop."
"How to drink your pee in a dire emergency."
"How to use a chicken and a DVD as clothes in dire trouble."
"How to survive in a room with a toilet, Hagrid's butt, and a saw."

They just keep being hilarious, I guess, no matter how old they get!


Mama D said...

She's so beautiful. Glad they had a great time.

Christina.Kimberly said...

Happy 10th!

Joan said...

Happy Birthday Sister! C is turning 11 next week. Change of plans - we will be here. Now I need to come up with ideas!

cubmommy said...

Happy 10th Birthday Sister!!!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday Sister!!! and she is beautiful...just like her Mama. and how much fun did they have!!!!

devilish southern belle said...

Happy late birthday to Sister, and happy late birthday to Mama as well :)

Suburban Gorgon said...

Lord'amighty. Doesn't seem like it's been that long since she was fat and bald and in my arms, and that's the truth.

chris said...

She's adorable.

And as an aside, I love the paint color in that room.