For Hummingbird

October 4, 2013


Hey, Hummingbird.

You are 8 years old today and that seems impossibly grown up and so OLD to your Mama, the mother who is so truly old that you once posed the question, “Hey, Mama? Did you ever meet George Washington?”

Yeah.  That One.

But you’re funny about it now, because I can say, “Back when mommy was young, you know, like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth,” and you get it and give that hiccupy laugh that only you can give and then you chase me around with T-Rex claws flapping at your side and lordy, it’s so much everything.

Just like you.

You know that, right?

You are so much everything,  my little bird.






{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Jane October 4, 2013 at 5:52 am

Awwww! So sweet! Happy Birthday wishes to your wee one!


Velva October 4, 2013 at 6:00 am

Happy Birthday to your not so little one anymore.



Shannon October 4, 2013 at 6:46 am

I love that – “so much everything.”
Happy birthday to your girl!


Gibby October 4, 2013 at 7:41 am

Happy Birthday to your “baby,” because although they continue to grow, the little ones will always be our babies.


Nina October 4, 2013 at 9:41 am

My son turned nine recently . . . 8 and 9 . . . it IS that sweet time where they’re still childlike, but with some of the benefits of being like a real little person.

Very sweet post!


Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri October 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

Happy Birthday! My “little” one turns 8 in a few short months. Where does time go, Kitch?

Hope your daughter’s birthday is full of all her favorites! xoxo


ayala October 4, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl :)


Naptimewriting October 4, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Congratulations, Mama. Congratulations, Miss M.
Life’s getting real, y’all.


Jamie October 4, 2013 at 5:05 pm

I know you always say you get the opposite, but I see a lot of you in the minxes! Happy birthday to your sweet girl.


Rob October 4, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Happy Birthday to your little humming bird! Are you sure you didn’t know George Washington? That is so funny :)


Thekitchwitch October 4, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Rob— Hell to the No! I did not know George Washington. I might have met Cleopatra once, though…


Lisa @ The Meaningof Me October 4, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Happy Birthday to you both! :)


Dawn October 5, 2013 at 8:36 am

Happy birthday little one! You’re beautiful!


Alison October 5, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Happy Belated Birthday to your big-small 8 year old!


Tiffany October 6, 2013 at 7:40 pm

Happy birthday Miss M!!


Sherri October 7, 2013 at 5:12 am

Happy Birthday to your sweet 8 year old!


Arnebya October 7, 2013 at 9:46 am

You are beautiful, Hummingbird. You are smart and funny and loved and you are going to do incredible things (almost all of them because you are a Libra and we are fandamntastic).


Jennifer October 7, 2013 at 12:18 pm

“You are so much everything.” I love that.


Pamela October 9, 2013 at 1:59 am

You are both so beautiful!


Biz October 9, 2013 at 7:32 am

8 is such a great age – still somewhat of a child but yearning to be a grown up – it goes by so fast, doesn’t it?! My baby will be 22 in March! But she’ll always be my baby. :D


Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes October 9, 2013 at 9:27 am

Happy birhtday to your little girl!!


Contemporary Troubadour October 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Squaaaaaaaah that beautiful girl is not eight already! I remember when I started reading your blog, she was FOUR. She’s doubled her age.

Happy, happy birthday to your hummingbird.


Liz October 12, 2013 at 5:29 am

Ben turned 8 last month. How did this all happen?
So sweet, your post. :)


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