Friday, July 16, 2010

Happy Birthday, Genna!

She's hit the big 0-5 today!

As much as I love her, she's so difficult sometimes. Genna is fierce, has to have the last word and won't hesitate to fight, especially if it involves doing something she doesn't want to. She'll fight anyone. If she ever learns to control her temper, she'll be able to do whatever she wants with her life and no one will be able to stop her.

But it seems today I am the object of her contestation, and we haven't even had the cake yet.

So despite the birthday, it's shaping up to be one of those days:

And after you've had your bowl of whiskey, you can enjoy this:

Also, this. 

BTW, bow ties are cool. Confirmed.


Chuck said...

Happy Birthday Genna, she's a cutie.

I feel your pain though, we have a 10 year old girl that is going on 16 some days.

Alligator said...

Congratulations and Happy Birthday.
Brooke, I've been through 5 year olds four times, and am getting ready for a 5th time with the grandson. It never has gotten easier each time.

BATMAN said...

I hope Genna had a great birthday!

She's a cutie :)

Always On Watch said...

Genna is a real beauty.

If she ever learns to control her temper, she'll be able to do whatever she wants with her life and no one will be able to stop her.

Don't give up hope! I was like that too -- so my mother said.

cube said...

Happy Birthday to Genna. She is a cutie.

I feel your pain twice as much as Chuck because I have two girls. Both are stubborn, but in different ways. The eldest, loses her temper full steam ahead, usually at me, but her father gets his share.

The youngest, has a temper too, but she comes at you with logic and sometimes drama, but it's the logic that you can't deny.

Parenting is the best AND hardest job. Heaven help us all.

RE: the cows. Yikes. The giant spider cow was creepy. The protoplasm cows were only marginally less creepy. What sick mind devised this?

RE: bowties. I'm not there yet

USA_Admiral said...

Happy belated Birthday Genna!

I may need more than just a bowl of whiskey before I can enjoy that one. OK the cow spiders hooked me.

I have not been in a bow-tie since I was 6 or so.

beamish said...

1 shot Captain Morgan + 1 shot Sailor Jerry = naval warfare

Brooke said...

Thanks, all. What a busy couple of days we just had.

Genna did wind up having a good birthday, despite the disobedience of the morning. :)

Anonymous said...

If that child lives with Brookie, I truly feel sorry for the child. To have to live with such an ignorant fool must be difficult. Genna is in my prayers.

beamish said...


Your mom keeps yelling down the stairs for you to take out the trash.

She didn't mean me, son.

Alligator said...

Was that a display of compassionate liberalism?

I just watched the cow video. Bizarre. I'll never look at beef cattle the same way again.