Happy Thanks Birthday
She arrived a few days before Father Day and put my husband on the list. I had put my foot down and would not let him climb Mt. Rainer, because climbers never got home on any kind of schedule and the due date was just two weeks away. Thank goodness, IT GIRL was over a week early.
Determined was the arrival, right arm and head in rapid descent.
It was a birthday I will never forget.
I have heard said that the oldest child is the most independent; in this case it is true. IT GIRL was always teaching herself something new. At six months, it was no more breast feeding and bottle – it was CUP.
Crawling was for about a day and a half and we went right into walking – everywhere. We could not keep her away from water, because we were living in such a heavy water area onto infant swim and water safety we went – she did not need me at all, except to watch.
At seven months, she mastered whistling from her car seat on the way home from those swim lessons, and day care was all about learning to ride the little 2 wheeler propped up in the garage at age 4.
We were the first on our block to have a home computer. IT GIRL started her career, she was fascinated and played the games and learned the Internet when that came along. And WOW could she do Math. In the grocery store, after preschool she could figure out the cost per serving of different food items and she helped to keep me on budget.
Mathematically she was like my other half. She was like Einstein up again my Dyscalcula. She could do games and puzzles so the other kiddos were not left out. She made me a cheat sheet so I could drill her sister’s on their times tables.
She challenged me to make up a song every night before she went to sleep….oh you know ones about the alligator under her sister’s bed, her dolls, teddy bear and the curtains. She was disappointed that Grandmother had promised her she could read after grade 1. We worked on this and I found the Pickle Lady tutor and the Frankenstein spelling teacher to help her get through. I bought her a hand held spell checking computer as soon as they were invented.
This is not actually a birthday card though I wish her a Happy Birthday as IT GIRL flies off to Denmark to celebrate with her best friend.
This is a Thank you note.
Patricia’s Wisdom the blog is only here because of IT GIRL’S gifts and talents. I do not know how to link, post, find a free photograph, put up software, and for all my 60 years these processes do not appear to be part of my standard operating procedures.
I can run the anti-virus, and with my “how to” card in hand, I can run a back up of my writing and pictures. Everything else I am dependent on IT GIRL.
When IT GIRL does not want to do this for me anymore, I know I will have to give up blogging, because I do not make enough money to pay someone. I definitely have moments when I ask too much.
IT GIRL changed out a couple of affiliates after final exams and is now working on putting all the books I have reviewed under Recommended Reading – I think it will be a beautiful addition. Spring cleaning.
I know IT GIRL hides some of my stats from me – protecting measurement I am sure.
Dyscalcula is hard to understand and even my partner does not understand. For my kiddos it is just the way mum is.
I love to write and read, I love that so many folks read my words each week and that I get so many greatly appreciated comments. I enjoy being connected to the blogging community.
I wanted you to know that this is a giant
THANK YOU TO IT GIRL!
I wanted you to know.
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