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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Why My Daughter Is Awesomesauce

My daughter is 12 years old. She is, as every preteen girl, a bit challenging at times. Sometimes it is easy to feel like I have somehow failed her, blaming myself for her mood swings and horrid manners. Most times she makes me very proud of the young woman she is becoming. Today she wowed me with a belated birthday gift that had more thought put into it than probably every other gift I received this year.

Some of you may know that I quit smoking this year, a habit I picked up at just 14 years old. I also gave up my Anti-depressants and Anxiety Meds. I have changed my diet and joined a gym for the 1st time in my life. That is a lot of change in not quite 4 months. It brings with it a lot of stress and anxiety. I'm saddened that my children have to know what anxiety is because of their mommy, but I am also glad that they have grown up understanding that their behavior affects others...like me! :)

My daughter made me a home made card (pics below). It reads:

"Happy Birthday" in 4 different fonts repeated 4 times. The exterior of the card is lined with bubble wrap. My daughter is crafty, resourceful, a recycler, and also funky. I assumed the bubble wrap was scraps from a package I recently received.

As I opened the card the inside read:

Happy Birthday, Mom!

When I was making this card for you there was a problem that I thought to.
Limited bubbles will be on your lap, even double wrapped in bubble wrap!
I wanted to give you endless joy, if only there was some kind of toy!
Bubble wrap is stress relieving, something I hope you wont be needing.
The benefits it might bring, it may be the size of a key ring.

This thought was the inspiration for my present to you.
Special for your birthday, I promise to supply you with endless bubble wrap!

You can enjoy infinite popping for fun, passing the time, and even stress relief anywhere you go!

I hope you enjoy it!

You Loving Daughter,


My gift was an electronic pop pop bubble wrap key chain. It makes a little pop sound every time you press the bubbles and every 100 bubbles you pop you get a new sound. After 200 stress relieving pops I got a fart sound. Score! What an awesomely cool and fun gift!

Sis knew that I had been stressing every since the new year and she thought this would be a great way for me to relieve stress when I am running out and about. Apparently my husband tells me she searched the world over for this item and ultimately had to order it online which is why it was so late.

It's times like these when I know I must be doing something right. :)


  1. Ohhh, that brought tears of happiness to my eyes.

  2. That is truly awesomesauce.

    And of course she's thoughtful and awesome- she's got YOU for a mom!!