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Monday, November 16, 2009

The Birth of a Hero

Was 8 years ago today.

My #1 is celebrating his 8th birthday today.

It was on this day that my life became meaningful and #1 will all be my most special boy as a result.

Not my favorite. I honestly don't have a favorite (not a consistent one anyway. It changes daily based on attitude, behavior, and time of day.).

But, my most special because he made me a mommy.

A boy mommy.

And, although it's taken me almost these entire 8 years to realize it, I know that's exactly what I'm meant to be.

A mom to boys.

Which is why I found myself at Medieval Times on Saturday rooting for the yellow knight with my guys this weekend in celebration of #1's big day.



Who knew I'd be so pumped about eating with my hands and battle chanting like a 16th Century wench? (Please note, it helped that Sir Yellow Knight was easy on the eyes and that he chose me, fair maid that I am, to receive on of his battle flowers.)

Who knew that I would be happy spending 20 minutes discussing the pros and cons of using a mace versus an axe in battle?

Apparently someone did. And for that I am thankful.

Please enjoy my Whrrl tribute to #1. He helped me pick the photos (even the unflattering, future blackmail material ones) and he said it looks "really great" (ah, my baby, so succinct!).

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21 comments:

Kim said...

Happy Birthday to your #1! Eight years fly by don't they? Not that I know...mine's only two but those years sure have flown by! I'm a boy Mommy too and isn't it amazing how all of a sudden all of the "boy" toys and activities just don't seem so awful when your little boy is right there with you playing too? I love the medieval dinner idea, I'll have to see if we have something like that around here. Especially if their are cute knights involved! :)

Alicia said...

AWWW happy birthday little man!!! and girl you do not look old enough to have an 8 year old! and i'm all about medieval times!! i'm always down for a little jousting with the hot knights!! whoop whoop!

Orange Juice said...

AN 8 YEAR OLD?!? NO! You're so not old enough! & Medievil Times ROCKS! :)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Love this post, and I definitely know what you mean about that special bond with that firstborn child. Mine was a boy, too.
Happy Birthday to yours!

Melissa aka Equidae said...

Happy birthday to your lovely boy! ahhhh I'd love to have a girl now but God only knows :)

barefacedapproach said...

Happy Birthday to your #1!!!! He seems like such a darling little boy. Loved your Whrrl story! It was so sweet :) Stopping by from SITS! Thanks for visiting my blog!

BlogBaby said...

Happy Birthday number 1, try not to wear your dumb mom out before number 3 is out of diapers. Now that you're eight, you should know you can no longer get away with childlike shenanigans, it's time to man up, boy. ;)

BlogBaby

Mama B said...

I loved being a Boys mom, so much so that I really wasn't sure I could be a girls mom when I brought her home!

I love this too: I honestly don't have a favorite (not a consistent one anyway. It changes daily based on attitude, behavior, and time of day.).

So true, so true!

ShellSpann said...

Aww Happy Birthday to #1!

I've always wanted to go to Medieval Times. Sounds like so much fun!

Mira is triplet crown said...

yay, what a great mom you are! What an accomplishment! Happy birthday #1!

Jennifer said...

The last picture of him in the fedora is too awesome. Happy bday #1!

blueviolet said...

Happy Birthday to your big boy!!!

3LittleMonkeys said...

Haha....I know what you mean about rotating favorites! Lately my favorite child has been my youngest, he can't talk back to me yet! However, that will soon change.
Happy Birthday to your oldest son!

kys said...

Happy Birthday to your oldest! I am so thankful that I have boys. There is no way that I could deal with emotional, fussy girls.

Jennifer said...

Now this is what I call a fantastic tribute to your #1! And because I may be married to a 'boy maker', I have a sneaking suspicion I may be following in your footsteps with more boys to come. Meant to be a mommy to boys? Genius! Happy Birthday to your big boy! I hope he loved Medieval Times! :-)

faemom said...

He's a sweetheart. I hope he had a wonderful day. Happy Birthday #1!

Mayhem and Moxie said...

I love that your favorite changes on a daily basis. :) Wishing your oldest a Happy Birthday! He's lucky to have such a thoughtful mom letting him pick out his own blackmail photos.


I've always wondered about Medieval Times...how's the food? Where is it?
-kacey

Miss Dot said...

Hahaha... he WAS pretty easy on the eyes, wasn't he? Man, I haven't been there in a while. I feel like I should go back again just to ogle the knights. Hehe.

P.S. -- I left a little award for you on my blog. Come check it out!

marymac said...

So sweet!
(The hot yellow knight guy, that is- um, but your kid's cute too!!)
My oldest starts driving next month- so please hang me now.
Love you, love your blog, natch.
xo

Chic Mommy, Cool Kid said...

Oh my goodness your babies are adorable!!! And aren't boys the best! (Girls are cool too, of course, lol). Boys take such good care of mommy. I haven't been to Medieval Times yet but my son has. He has been trying to drag me ever since.

Shari@aPsychMommy said...

Happy belated birhtday Numero Uno! Very cool tribute to your son--it's unbelievable how fast they grow!

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