Saturday, December 20, 2008

40 Years Ago Today

40 years ago today was the last day of school for the year.
I was in third grade, and very excited this Christmas.
Not only was Santa due in a few days,
but my mother was in the hospital this very day.
And I was sure she was bringing me a baby sister.
I already had a younger brother.
He was of no use to me.

So when I got home and was informed that I had another baby brother?
I cried.
I sat down and had myself a big ol' pity party.

Little did I know, that in a few short days,
I would have my own doll.
And I have never looked back.

Happy 40th Birthday Baby Lamb!

Enjoy your day.
I love you.

27 comments:

Deb said...

Oh, Mama! So very sweet this morning. (sniff..sniff) Life offers us many opportunities. Family is what is is all about. Friends come and go but family is forever.
Happy Birthday with your Brother!
(my dutch husband's family says this all the time)

Ellen said...

Happy birthday to your brother. Glad that doll thing worked out for you - not Betsy Wetsy doll, but a real live pooper.

TSannie said...

My baby brother is 40 next December. Damn, time goes by too quickly!

KD @ A Bit Squirrelly said...

Real live dolls are way better then plastic ones. Happy Birthday!!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Happy Birthday, Baby Doll!

asthmagirl said...

I wanted a sister too!

Happy Birthday to your brother! So glad he worked out for you!

Kacey said...

Oh, that's so sweet. Happy Birthday to your brother!

MitMoi said...

Heh- I wonder if "Baby Lamb" ever felt he was being led to slaughter, with an older brother and sister?

Many happy returns to both of you!

Flea said...

He looks just like a little lamb. :) Happy 40th, little brother!

Living on the Spit said...

Happiest of birthdays to your baby brother...my older girl's use to dress up their baby brothers in ballet tutus and hair bows...I have photos as proof. As for myself...I had only sisters...my dad told me we were all boys until he drove over the railroad tracks on the way to the hospital though. My Dad was a riot like that.

What a glorius family you have there. Are you survivng okay? Do I need to send reinforcements such as wine? I will go grab the virginia girls and we will be right there...just say the word.

Marlene

Mental P Mama said...

marlene--You wouldn't believe how many dresses, peignoirs, wedding outfits and skirts that poor baby had to wear before he could outrun me!

brneyedgal967 said...

Your own doll? Did you also put your brother in dress and put barrettes in his hair?

Happy Birthday Little Brother!

dlyn said...

Aw - he is cute! I have 3 younger bros myself - they were a pain back then, but I love them now ;)

Happy Birthday MentalBro!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

Happy birthday baby brother... What a sweet post MPM!

Lisa said...

Oh life can be full of little disappointments can't it...no sister. Oh Boo hoo hoo!!! You are so funny, glad you got a good doll out of it!
I wouldn't trade either of my brothers for one sister. Disappointed..not at all. Happy 40th Birthday to your baby brother!

big hair envy said...

dlyn said "MentalBro"!! Bwahahaha!

Happy Birthday, Baby Lamb. Be good to your big sis....she's good stuff:)

Snooty Primadona said...

I knew I should have had a girl first! It would have been a whole new ballgame...

Happy Brithday to little brother!

Country Girl said...

I think I'm going to cry.

noble pig said...

Ha! Happy Birthday brother! This was hilarious.

Debbie said...

That's the best Christmas gift ever! Please wish your Baby Lamb a Happy Birthday from me too!

Wonderful post to tribute your bro!!

Daryl said...

Aw ... two brudders .. you are pretty lucky broad

Happy Birthday lil Bro!

:-Daryl

Baby bro said...

I don't feel like much of a baby anymore, and I never knew what it was to be a lamb. But I always did and still do love my big sisters name for me! Love, T
BTW, way too much brown water last night.

Sassy said...

Happy♫Belated♫Birthday♫Baby♫Lamb! Lucky you to have her for a sister! What a great gift she got 40 years ago for Christmas...

imbeingheldhostage said...

Dang, I read this while silent night was playing and it made my eyes leak! Happy birthday MP's baby brother!!

Keetha said...

Aw, how sweet! Brothers are hard to beat. :-)

Hilary said...

Aww what a sweet sisterly greeting. Happy birtday to your brother. :)

Egghead said...

This is so sweet. I too cried when my mother came home with a baby. I was twelve and I already had three younger brothers. My mom brought my little sister home and I was as jealous as could be because I was still the apple of my dad's eye, the youngest girl. Darned baby sister. But I love her to pieces.