I’m His Girl

by Stefani on 4-November-2008

Being the third kid, I sometimes forget that my tricks are new to him. That's why it surprised me some, just how much excitement he got out of a new batch of homemade playdoh, in his favorite color. 

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And when I threw in a little vanilla and pumpkin pie spice, just for "smelly goods," well, he thought I was the wisest mama in the world.

It's good to be someone's hero. It's better still to be called his "girl," even though today I am 34 – a far cry  from girlish.  That's what he says though, when I hold him, and he presses his little cheek to mine, "Mama, you're my girl." 


Add to that my oldest, who can now make scrambled eggs himself, and is doing so, for me, for my birthday, right this very minute. Throw in some sweet handmade cards, and this girl is being royally spoiled. 

And now here's as political as this blog is likely to ever be… 

On my birthday in kindergarten, the teacher forgot to sing to me and let me choose a toy from the treasure box because the whole school was wrapped up in mock elections. I was ticked off in purple that anyone could think that stinkin' Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale were more important than my turning 6. 

I know better now. 

Whatever you're doing today, make the time to vote. 
Sarah Jackson November 4, 2008 at 7:32 am

Happy birthday Stef!! Sending you many happy birthday wishes and hugs, my friend.

natasha s November 4, 2008 at 7:32 am

Happy birthday!!
Congrats on winning the ostheimer knight,I am fighting off the green monster as I type:0)

Have fun today,

Lori November 4, 2008 at 7:37 am

happy birthday!!!! :^D)

and we’re on our way to vote – boys in tow :^) – then we’ll come home and watch the election results for the rest of the day/night. their sleeping bags are already in front of the t.v.

have a wonderful day, friend.

melissa s. November 4, 2008 at 7:42 am

happy birthday! if it’s any solace, i’d much rather read your blog today than wade through hours of election results. have a good one!

Diahn November 4, 2008 at 7:46 am

Happiest of birthdays, you young’n, you!

Grace November 4, 2008 at 7:54 am

Oh, happy, happy birthday, Stefani! This is just the sweetest!

And you are a pretty fantastic mama if you add “smell goos” (as we call it) to the homemade play dough. I need to try that.

xo and have a happy day!!!

waldorfmama November 4, 2008 at 7:58 am

happy birthday, stefani! this makes my little ostheimer gift that much sweeter. 🙂

waldorfmama November 4, 2008 at 7:59 am

p.s. i voted early. 🙂

waldorfmama November 4, 2008 at 8:01 am

p.s.s. hey natasha – you’ve got a couple of more chances at some ostheimer knights. 🙂

Megan Dunn November 4, 2008 at 8:05 am

Well happy birthday, dear. I hope you get the electees you hope for your birthday (as long as they are the same ones I want;) )

Donna November 4, 2008 at 8:11 am

Happy Happy Birthday!

Alicia A. November 4, 2008 at 8:14 am

Happy Birthday!!!

Annika November 4, 2008 at 8:16 am

I am taking my boy with me to vote as soon as regular work hours have begun (to give folks with dayjobs a chance to vote without waiting for me). I hope you have a very happy birthday!

Kathleen November 4, 2008 at 8:29 am

Aw, so sweet… 🙂

Happy Birthday!!!

Cassandra November 4, 2008 at 8:31 am

Birthday wishes to you, m’dear! Enjoy those boy made eggs. How lucky you are!

Christina November 4, 2008 at 8:46 am

Happy Birthday! I’m sure someone (make that little someones) will remember to sing for you this year. It’s a mom perk 🙂

Beautifuleachday November 4, 2008 at 9:32 am

Happy birthday! Aren’t birthday’s better with a pile of kids to give you birthday hugs? I enjoy my parenthood birthdays so much more than I ever did before I had children.


Rachel L November 4, 2008 at 9:35 am

Many happy returns! Aren’t little boys so sweet? I kind of don’t want mine to grow up!

kirsten November 4, 2008 at 9:38 am

happy happy birthday, stefani!

Baba November 4, 2008 at 9:53 am

LOL! The teacher should have remembered though! Dang that teacher! Happy Birthday!

Amber November 4, 2008 at 10:01 am

Happy Birthday! Being 34 is great 🙂 – I’m just dreading the 3-5 next year!!
I love handmade cards – they are the best and always bring tears to my eyes. And I’m sure your eldest is so excited to be making you your birthday breakfast – have a great day!!

Liz November 4, 2008 at 10:01 am

I just stumbled onto your blog, it’s lovely!

jennifer w. November 4, 2008 at 10:16 am

Happy Birthday!

MadWoman November 4, 2008 at 10:24 am

Happy Birthday to “his girl”!! What a wonderful birthday your boys are providing you with, it warms my heart to read of it.

I wish I could vote in this election but sadly us Canucks are not permitted…yet 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Qalballah November 4, 2008 at 10:29 am

Happy Birthday. Ah, his girl. That’s sounds so much better than “that WOMAN” that my eldest refers to me as *rolls eyes*.

Jennifer November 4, 2008 at 10:45 am


I have been a reader for quite sometime now. A friend of mine told me about your blog. I just had to share that my youngests birthday is today too. He is also turning “6” on a very important day in or history. Hopefully the school remembers to sing him Happy Birthday in the cafeteria. Have a great day.


Aunt LoLo November 4, 2008 at 10:48 am

I’m with you – there aren’t many things in life as important as the birthday of a little girl turning 6!

Here’s to orange playdough, Forever Girls, birthdays and happy little men. Congrats!

kathy November 4, 2008 at 11:12 am

Happy Birthday. Sounds like a beautiful birthday with your boys. Thanks for spreading the word on getting out to vote!

mommymae November 4, 2008 at 11:49 am

happy birthday. how sweet to be taken care of and love so.

sperlygirl November 4, 2008 at 12:05 pm

hope you have a lovely birthday!

millie November 4, 2008 at 12:22 pm

It’s also my birthday. And, I hope I’m celebrating big time later this evening when the results come in!

Jennifer November 4, 2008 at 12:33 pm

Happy Birthday! What lucky boys to have a mama like you, pumpkin play-doh is magical!

holly November 4, 2008 at 2:33 pm

Have a great birthday!

Sarah November 4, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Happy birthday!! Your kids are the sweetest.

Mia November 4, 2008 at 2:37 pm

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a lovely day with your sweet boys.

Elaine November 4, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Happy Birthday! A memorable one it will be! 🙂

lora November 4, 2008 at 3:11 pm

Awww. =) Happy Birthday you wonderful Mama Blogger.

My little three year old calls me his girl too, and I love it so much that I’m even willing to consider being “a girl” again, just for the time being. =)

So sweet.

amanda o November 4, 2008 at 3:36 pm

snif sniff…how sweet!

Lisa Clarke November 4, 2008 at 3:49 pm

It’s too bad you have to share your special day with all of the election hoopla, but I hope you have a wonderful birthday just the same! Something tells me you will 🙂

christi November 4, 2008 at 4:19 pm

Happy Birthday Stef. may all your voting wishes come true! even down here in Aus we are following it closely!

molly November 4, 2008 at 4:46 pm

happy birthday! you’re our girl too. way better than reagan/mondale. my kids love homemade play dough, but they would flip over pumpkin scented orange play dough!!! genius!

Relyn November 4, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Happy birthday, dear girl.

emily November 4, 2008 at 6:47 pm

happy happy birthday to you!

Shawn November 4, 2008 at 7:34 pm

Yay!! Happy Birthday! Mid-30’s are here! 🙂

Katie November 4, 2008 at 10:50 pm

Happy Birthday! It’s amazing how the smallest things can mean the world to kids. That picture is gorgeous – I remember the fun I had with homemade playdoh.

Ellie - Petalplum November 5, 2008 at 2:58 am

Happiest Birthday Wishes.
Being called his girl – so sweet. That’s as sweet as when my boy tells me he loves me in the whole wide world.
Hope you had a lovely day – I know that your boys will think your birthday way more important than the elections. (Silly teacher for forgetting, funny how our brains work and you still remember all these years later!).

Fiona November 5, 2008 at 3:00 am

Happy birthday!

Tracy November 5, 2008 at 5:33 am

I definitely did. And happy birthday.

elissa Finger November 5, 2008 at 5:34 am

oh, i’m sorry that i missed your day! hope it was happy as can be… although being that sweet little boy’s gal is probably as good as it gets. many happy returns for the coming year!

Julie @ Letter9 November 5, 2008 at 5:51 am

happy birthday!

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