Three, on Three


"Do you know what's so special about your birthday Thalia?"


"Well, before your birthday, three years ago, I wasn't a mommy yet."

A long pause. Realization. A gasp.

"Were you...a daddy?"

Happy birthday Bungo. I love you for this reason and a million more.


Blogger Kate said...

Shoot, first! For this post it would be best to be 3rd! :o)

Happy Birthday to Thalia!

7/6/08, 9:39 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Schmitty said...

Happy Birthday Pretty Girl!

7/6/08, 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

Liz, such a precious picture of you and your big girl. It's amazing how time flies.

7/6/08, 9:46 PM  
Blogger Fairly Odd Mother said...

"Yes, my little pumpkin. My name used to be Larry."

That photo of you two is gorgeous. Happy Birthday to Thalia! Amazing to realize she is three already.

7/6/08, 10:27 PM  
Blogger mothergoosemouse said...

The deductive reasoning of a three year old never fails to entertain.

Happy birthday T!

7/6/08, 11:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great photo! happy birthday pretty little lady!

7/6/08, 11:25 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

That's awesome! What a cool kid you have!

7/6/08, 11:29 PM  
Blogger Backpacking Dad said...

Hers is a world of clear opposites.

I like hers better.

7/7/08, 12:28 AM  
Anonymous the weirdgirl said...

Happy Birthday Thalia!

(Liz, I can't believe you haven't blogged about being a man!)

7/7/08, 12:30 AM  
Blogger Wendy Caffrey said...

This is when you realize that you really didn't mind the last three years of runny noses, huge messes, and late nights of worry. When they give that little nugget of innocence that you know it's all worthwhile.

Happy Birthday Thalia, and congrats mom on 3 years of good work!


7/7/08, 12:43 AM  
Blogger Lara said...

happy third anniversary as a mom! :)

7/7/08, 1:05 AM  
Anonymous supertiff said...

happy birthday to thalia, and happy mommoversary to you!

7/7/08, 2:28 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Absolutely fabulous!

Happy birthday Thalia, and congratulations mom. You done good.

7/7/08, 2:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Out of the mouths of Babes!! Gotta love it! Too cute! Happy Birthday to your precious girl!

7/7/08, 6:37 AM  
Anonymous Alexis said...

Happy Birthday Thalia!

And Liz, I swear you look the same as you did in High School (Go Tigers!). What is your secret?

7/7/08, 7:11 AM  
Anonymous Jill said...

Oh man, I was SURE you were going to say you were expecting your third!!! I had to read it twice to get it. Ha!

7/7/08, 8:12 AM  
Anonymous Vicki said...

Happy Birthday Thalia!! She's so cute! Happy third Mommaversary to you too!!

I really hope you weren't a dad before you were a mom. That'd be like that guy/girl having the baby as a man...ewwwwwwww.

7/7/08, 10:49 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

How cute is that! Happy Birthday Thalia! She's adorable.

7/7/08, 11:40 AM  
Blogger Marinka said...

happy, happy birthday! 3 is the perfect age to introduce a child to gender reassignment!

7/7/08, 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too too funny. i love it.

7/7/08, 12:42 PM  
Blogger Chicky Chicky Baby said...

Well? Were you??


Happy Birthday Thalia!

7/7/08, 1:10 PM  
Blogger caramama said...

Happy Birthday, Thalia!!!

She's so cute!

7/7/08, 1:24 PM  
Blogger Jaelithe said...


Hey I think that's quite a compliment she paid you. You're such a good parent she can't imagine you doing anything else.

7/7/08, 1:30 PM  
Anonymous modern baby blankets said...

Cute picture! Love the quote... kids never stop surprising me. Happy bday!

7/7/08, 2:22 PM  
Blogger Her Bad Mother said...

got tears in my eyes looking at that picture, seriously.

happiest day to her and xo to you, daddy-lady.

7/7/08, 4:52 PM  
Blogger ~Kat~ said...

Awe.Some. Happy Birthday Thalia! (and happy Parentiversary Liz!) Come to MA sometime, I'll teach you how to drive as a special present from me to you.
(Incidentally, I forgot that Iris and Thalia were born in the same week, we'll be celebrating the big "Oh-Three" on Sunday!) YAY FOR THREE!

7/7/08, 6:42 PM  
Blogger Manager Mom said...

Three IS the magic number...

7/7/08, 7:33 PM  
Anonymous Rock and Roll Mama said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful punkin.
Isn't it weird to realize what a short fraction of our lives we've been parents, but how much more has happened in those years? Deep thoughts, from too much coffee.

7/8/08, 1:17 PM  
Blogger Rowena said...

Happy Birthday Thalia. My Gabriel just turned 3, too. 7/7

He loves showing me how many years he is on his fingers.

7/8/08, 1:36 PM  

Happy Birthday Brilliant Girl--one day you will look back on mommy's posts and realize how proud you make her and how much material you gave her. Ask for a portion of the proceeds. :-)
Liz, you look absolutely radiant in that picture.

7/8/08, 6:16 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

A very happy birthday to a very beautiful little girl!

7/9/08, 3:57 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Wow, three already?

Happy belated birthday Thalia!

7/9/08, 2:16 PM  
Blogger WMW said...


My grandpa used to tell my uncle when he was a little boy, "You'll be a man before your mother." Confused him to no end.

Congrats to the third power on year three going on four!

wmw in OR

7/10/08, 1:05 AM  
Blogger Lawyer Mama said...

Oh my GOD, that is ADORABLE!

That picture of the two of you is wonderful. I just love it!

7/10/08, 9:11 AM  
Anonymous Izzy said...

Feliz cumpleaños numero trés, Thalia!

(did I say that right?)

And to mom & dad, three is a really fun age. Enjoy!

7/10/08, 10:44 AM  
Anonymous problemchildbride said...

Just beautiful.

Happy birthday, little one.

7/13/08, 12:24 AM  
Anonymous Redneck Mommy said...

Trying to come up with something witty and clever about you being a daddy before Thalia but I'm stuck on her cuteness. (And my mind is fuzzed from wine.LOL)

Here's to the best year yet.

Can't wait to see you friend.

7/15/08, 12:33 AM  
Blogger Issas Crazy World said...

Oh my god Liz, she's so big. That's an awesome picture of the two of you. Three years old? Last time I came by, I don't even think she was quite two yet.

Have a blast at Blog-her.


7/17/08, 9:02 PM  

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