birthday boy

January 25, 2011 |  Category:   family life

To the only boy who lives in this house (no, kids, the cat doesn’t count):

God bless you for putting up with us. Lord knows it isn’t easy living with 3 girls who sometimes nag on you, like in the car when everyone is playing backseat driver while you’re trying to cut 4 lanes across the Grand Army Plaza traffic circle against oncoming cars. And when in the future you get the door slammed in your face by a hormonal 12 year old, a flippant 10 year old, or a pissed off Middle Age Mom, just remember how funny it was when little C would pretend to be really fuming mad, crossing her arms and stomping towards her room with her angry little scrunched up face and slamming the door. Just remember that it’s not likely you, but probably us – any one of us girls in the house. And I know you still have one more year to go, but will ya hurry up and turn 40 already? I don’t like being in a different decade, sheesh. It makes me sound old and it’s already bad enough that I’ll always be 2 years older than you for the rest of our lives.

Happy Birthday, Mark.

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  • Kristi Estes January 25, 2011 at 3:06 am

    your adorable. happy birthday to your man.

  • linda January 25, 2011 at 3:06 am

    aw. cute dedication. i chuckled.

    and happy birthday mark. bless you for making them delicious cookies and mallows.

  • Kate January 25, 2011 at 3:54 am

    Oh my..what a coincidence! It’s my husband’s birthday today too!!! And we have this thing too: I am older than him..(but that’s one year difference and we are: one girl-two boys!)
    Happy birthday to him and him!!

  • shruthi January 25, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Happy Bday Mark ! Hope you have a wonderful day and year ahead!

  • Ling + Lem January 25, 2011 at 4:04 am

    haha… this is really a genius piece of birthday card I’ve ever read !! Mark is a lucky birthday boy + dad to have 3 girls in the house. Many happy returns, Mark! Though we don’t know each other and we live in another side of the globe, I know one thing – you have a beautiful family ^^

  • Twiggs January 25, 2011 at 4:43 am

    happy birthday mark!!! 🙂 as always you made me laugh! have a great day together, celebrating birthdays is really excellent!!!

  • Caddy January 25, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Happy Birthday Mark! 🙂

    What a sweet post! It made me smile. 😀

  • Denny January 25, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Ha! But you’ll always look younger…

    O’wait Mark might read this…er, “Happy Birthday Mark!”

    ps: You’re still 2 years younger than Jenna.

  • Dana January 25, 2011 at 7:56 am

    🙂 sweet

  • Anna January 25, 2011 at 8:55 am

    That was sweet. Happy birthday, Mark!

  • Lori January 25, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Happy birthday mark 🙂

  • RJ January 25, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Happy Birthday Mark!

  • bonnie tsang January 25, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Happy Birthday to Mark!!

  • cindy January 25, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Happy Birthday Mark! You can’t even tell who’s older (you both look so young for your age!) *such a sweet post*

  • diamondkelt January 25, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Happy B-day! Hope you get a nap ^_~

  • Bess January 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    What a great post! My dad was also the dad to two daughters and no sons. He also had four sisters! Lots of girls all around. Though I’m sure it was difficult, there was no lack of love. Happy Birthday to Mark!

  • Renita January 25, 2011 at 12:22 pm


  • Ana January 25, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    what a sweet post! Happy birthday!

  • Dinah January 25, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Love those pics. Happy Birthday, Mark!

  • nichole January 25, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Happy Birthday Mark!

    I know what it feels like to be the lone “gender” in the family. Even my cat is a dude.

  • Catherine January 25, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    very sweet post 🙂 happy birthday, mark!

  • alexandra January 25, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    happy birthday mark :).

  • ChantaleP January 25, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Happy Birthday Mark!

  • lola January 26, 2011 at 1:29 am

    so sweet! happy birthday, Mark!!!

  • Rowaida Flayhan January 26, 2011 at 7:32 am

    This is so beautiful Jenna! Happy birthday to Mark!
    BTW you look so young for your age Jenna! XO.

  • Pancakes For Recess January 26, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Many birthday wishes! What a lovely post.