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Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Middle Child

Wow...saw the birthday wishes y'all laid on Jumble Mash...my marvelous middle child...I'm sure they made her day.  From reading her blog, y'all know quite a bit about her but of course my perspective is a little closer.  Since she's not here to stop me and the roads are so covered in snow that she won't drive just to kill me...I'm gonna share some of my JM with you fine folks.


And this is where the spoiling started :-)

She has always had an inquiring mind...even as a little girl, I couldn't just give her the "pat" answers to her questions...when she asked about thunder, she really wanted to know what caused it...not that the angels were bowling!  She's very smart and picks up things quickly.

She is the "alpha" female...she wants things her way and isn't afraid to let you know that she wants them her way...I don't often worry about her getting walked on or taken advantage of by anyone.  Before BF, there were actually guys that I kind of felt sorry for...even though I didn't like them, because they were never going to be strong enough to stand up to her...to be honest, BF seems to have this ability...hmmm, who would have guessed :-)

She has the ability to still be a kid and enjoy the goofy side of life....which will serve her well during tough times.  There was a period from about 17 to 19 that I was afraid that she was going to lose that ability...so glad she didn't.

What a beauty !!!

She has a great sense of humor...she's been telling since she was about 11 that she's going to put me in a rest home where they beat me daily and feed me dog food!  There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting back and listening to her and her sisters when they get on a roll...friggin' hilarious!

She shows a tough exterior to most people but I know her to have a tender heart...I remember telling her at one point that it's OK for people to know that she's sweet :-)

She will never hang out with Betty Crocker or Martha Stewart...not very domestic in the kitchen but she keeps a clean house. 



This is the person I see every time I look at Jumble Mash!!!
How cute are those dimples!!!

I see a bright future for JM...in marriage, she will demand a partnership...although sometimes I think she doubts it, she'll make a fantastic mother if she elects to have children, she'll be fiercely protective...professionally, she will succeed at whatever she decides to do...she has the intelligence, work ethic, and drive to accomplish anything!

And most important, she'll always have a Daddy that loves her and is there for her.  Happy Birthday middle child.

19 comments:

Jumble Mash said...

How could I be mad about something as sweet as this? Thank you! I love you!

Dad said...

@JM...ditto

Bouncin' Barb said...

What a sweet post Dad. I wonder where she (and her sisters) got that sense of humor from? I for one am so glad she's on here and now we're lucky enough to get her Dad too! (makes me miss my Daddy though, sniff-sniff).

Dad said...

@Barb...actually I think they got it from my Mom...she was an absolute riot!!! I understand the missing...I miss my Mom every single day

Mrs. Hyde said...

That was sooo sweet. I don't have a single smart-assed thing to say.

ib said...

I teared up reading this. I'm a dad and I pray that my daughter and I can have a relationship similar to yours. Last week, I shared the story of my now 4 year old that raised a few hackles.



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Sandra said...

Awwwww....this is lovely!

Odie Langley said...

I am still kind of new to the blog world compared to a lot of you and continue to be amazed by the family of bloggers I am getting to know and now I am spending time with a father and his daughter. This was an awesome post and a wonderful tribute to JM. Loved the pictures a lot. Have a great weekend.
Odie

Mynx said...

What a gorgeous post from a proud daddy.
:)

Krissy said...

That was so sweet you brought tears to my eyes. How did I know JM would have dimples? :) So damn cute! We all knew she was wonderful, but thank you for sharing those thoughts with us.

Jess said...

Aww this is so sweet! :) Makes me want to talk my dad into starting a blog....although he's an awful speller and I'd spend most of my time editing his posts....

P.S. Hubs survived the flu. Maybe next time...

Bursts of Bubbles said...

Dad I'm so glad you got into this blog business as your so good at it... this was such a great post filled with lots of love for a gorgeous dimpled child...

Jumble Mash said...

He made me tear up, too. That doesn't happen often.

DW said...

Awwww, what a sweet post! Kudos to you for having a close relationship without being a helicopter parent. There are many who would be envious of you.

hed said...

I love this. I can't even imagine my dad making me a list of things he knows about me, and that actually makes me sad. I'm so glad you started blogging, and I'm so glad you're a good dad.

Much love, Hed www.hedabovewater.com

Dad said...

@Mrs. Hyde...I'm a little disappointed in you dear :-)

@ib...rest assured there have been some bumps along the way!

@Sandra...you're not going soft on me are you?

@Odie...thank you...JM actually convinced me to start about a month ago...and I feel the same way...have met some amazing people on here

@Mynx...you're gonna make me blush!

@Krissy...seems I have that effect on a lot of women...just not for the right reason :-) And yes, I must agree...she is quite wonderful

@Jess...get him to do it...bad spelling and all...it's one more thing JM and I get to share! Sorry to hear...opps I mean, glad Hubs pulled through ;-)

@Bubbles...thanks...those dimples are too cute

@JM...NO WAY!!!

@DW,,,thanks...what's a helicopter parent???

lyndylou said...

Wow! Hope my dad would say such lovely things about me. It sounds like you have a lovely relationship.

caterpillar said...

awwww....that's such a beautiful post...

Dad said...

@lyndylou...I have no doubt that he would...and although we do have our ups and downs sometimes, I love the relationship JM and I share

@caterpillar...thanks, I had a beautiful topic :-)