Little Minxy Mine

October 4, 2012

Hi, readers! I am again apologizing for being scarce. I am taking a rather intensive humor writing class (it’s terrific) and while I love my teacher, I got excoriated the first week for using the word “suck.”  Not by my teacher (he had my back), but by a rather prickly lady who, thank goodness, hasn’t been exposed to my other language. Although now I’m tempted. She is really mean. I am trying not to engage with her.

More on the class later–I’m learning good things!

But none of that matters today. Little Miss Chicken Wing is seven today. How did that happen? I’m re-running a snippet from a previous birthday post, because every word of it is still true.

Miss M., you let the sunshine in.

A Birthday Wish for Miss M.:

Miss M., today you are one year older, and your mama is, naturally, a wreck. I know Miss D. gets the lion’s share of press on this blog; she’s incomparable when it comes to entertainment value. But don’t ever, not for a second, think she has more space in my heart.  You are my baby, my cuddle bug, the girl with the easy nature and a smile at-the-ready.  Your sister is thunder; you are the soft rain on the roof…the kind that makes me smile and pull the covers tight, happy to be just where I am.

I hope, every day, you know how much light you bring to my life. Happy Birthday, Bella-fair. You are my joy, my sunny corner, my always littlest girl.

{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

Jane October 4, 2012 at 7:04 am

Awwww! So sweet. Happy, happy birthday to sweet little, always your baby girl, Miss Minx!


Jenna October 4, 2012 at 7:40 am

Happy birthday to Miss M! And I’m glad you’re enjoying the writing class. I hope Prickly Lady expands her mind a little and doesn’t become too thorny of a thorn in your side. =)


Samantha Angela October 4, 2012 at 7:44 am

Aww, happy birthday Miss M


Contemporary Troubadour October 4, 2012 at 8:00 am

Happy birthday, Miss M.!

Kitch, I dare you to write a piece in which you use the word suck in all its other ways (just imagine where that could go) expressly to show Prickly that it could be way, way “worse” — even if you don’t use it in the way she finds objectionable.

(I know, you’re trying not to engage. I’m bad at that.)


TKW October 4, 2012 at 11:44 am


It is taking quite a bit of effort not to engage. She’s so mean that I almost quit the class!


Erica October 4, 2012 at 8:11 am

Happy Birthday Little Miss! Enjoy being 7!


Lindsey October 4, 2012 at 8:22 am

I have tears in my eyes. Happy birthday to your little girl and to you, too, Mama. xox


TKW October 4, 2012 at 11:43 am


I’ve been weeping all day. Somehow, I know you’ll understand. xoxo


Gale @ Ten Dollar Thoughts October 4, 2012 at 10:35 am

I love this as much today as I did the first time you posted it. The thunder/rain on the roof analogy is so lovely.

As for your suck-tastic critic? Tell her to go find a valium salt lick and get over it! :)


TKW October 4, 2012 at 11:42 am


I love you.


Jamie October 4, 2012 at 11:00 am

Anti-suck lady SUCKS. I hate when people get all high and mighty. I had a similar experience recently when another teacher got all holier than thou about how she NEVER uses sarcasm with her students. That lady sucks, too.


TKW October 4, 2012 at 11:42 am


Sarcasm is genius! How can you not use it? Hmph.


Katybeth October 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Happy Birthday to your ray of sunshine and Happy Birth Day to you, the person who helps her shine brightest.


BigLittleWolf October 4, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Oh, Kitch… So precious! (My “baby” called me from college today, just out of the blue, to see how I was and tell me about his latest architectural project… Be still my little mother heart…)

So happy birthday to the wonderful Miss M!

As for the Mean Babe – just tell her she sucks. Okay, under your breath. Or in your writing – humorously of course.


suzicate October 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Happy Birthday to Miss M!
Oh how I dislike those who want to censor us, especially in a writing class!


ayala October 4, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl and congratulations to you mama. xo


Robin October 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Happy Birthday to your little Miss M! What a sweet tribute to her.

I think it is awesome that you are taking a humor writing class! You are funny. I recently took a short story writing class. The teacher ran the class like a workshop, and she had a policy about constructive remarks versus negative criticism. It was a very positive experience. But, I have heard that writing classes can sometimes be harsh, because of students like your prickly lady. I can’t wait to hear more about the class :)


Kristen @ Motherese October 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Happy birthday, Miss M., the soft rain on the roof. And happy birth-day to you, Mama.

Can’t wait to hear more about the humor writing class and to hear tales of how you vanquished Her Royal Suck-ness.



TKW October 5, 2012 at 9:32 am


You have now given me the perfect new moniker for nastylady. Her Royal Suck-ness. You are a genius.


Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes October 5, 2012 at 4:22 am

A very happy birthday!


Barbara October 5, 2012 at 10:16 am

(Can’t help it….some things DO suck. Like that woman fo one.)

A big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Miss M!!! What a cutie. May she continue to bring as much joy to your life as my daughter does to mine….even at 54!


Biz October 5, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Aw – happy birthday to your little chicken wing! I loved Hannah at 7. Pretty sure she already fired me from washing her clothes at that age! :D

Have a wonderful weekend!


Caitlin October 5, 2012 at 3:41 pm

happy birthday miss m! i can’t wait to hear more about the humor writing class! it would be great if you could incorporate “ms. no suck” into one of your stories without her really know it.. muahaha. ;)


Eva October 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm

aawww, another happy birthday, time flies so fast.
Enjoy the little minxes while you can,….. the teen years ya know.

My grandson always called me grandma chicken wing…. such a funny boy. Yep, I call him porkchop. He’s all grown up and we still do that stuff! What I wouldn’t give to have them all be small again, just for a day.


faemom October 8, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I hope she had a great day.


Heather October 8, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Happy belated Miss M! October babies are so sweet :) Hope her day was fantastic!


Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri October 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Happy Happy Belated Birthday to Miss M! And congrats to you Momma!


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