Tuesday, October 28, 2014
....no, not me!! Twenty one years ago today my daughter finally deigned to be born, only 9 days late. She was supposed to be a Libra but ended up as a Scorpio. I take all that with a pinch of salt. But Scorpio sums her up well as she can be very prickly. She has also been very hard work, though there were good times:
As an example of the hard work, the photo was taken just after her first birthday. She was big for her age but it was nearly another year before she learned to walk. All that time, I had to carry her around as she also could not crawl properly. Instead, she bottom-shuffled and could even fly though the air like a yogic flyer. Health officials used to stare open-mouthed, but all concluded that there was nothing wrong with her and she would walk when she wanted to!
Her saving graces are that she works hard, plays hard and makes friends easily. She seems to have found her niche in life and recently introduced us to her new "young man" who has made a very good impression on us and we are secretly hoping it will be a permanent relationship.
Since she left home last month, our food cupboard has been stocked a little more healthily. I have stopped buying sweet cereals and Hubby has stopped bringing home packets of chocolate biscuits. The house stays clean for more than 5 minutes and I no longer get woken up by her crashing into the house late at night. These improvements have definitely created a calmer atmosphere at home and I am coincidentally slowly losing the weight that I need to lose to get right down to the bottom of my maintenance range.
Happy birthday, Daughter, and to all hard-working parents.