Twenty sounds too grown up.
An age we used to joke about ...
when it was far in your future.
"Well, maybe when you're twenty young lady, but for now, you can forget about ... (INSERT SILLY OR DANGEROUS REQUEST HERE)
Now you are there, no longer a teen.
(The answer is still NO by the way)
First baby, you can't believe the things you taught us ...
they're too numerous to list here.
Love and Laughter mostly,
but other things too.
dancing to Raffi,
how to stand up and run in a canoe,
(that gator wasn't going to eat you)
knowing each line in The Little Mermaid ..." You want thingamabobs?",
the location of every emergency care center within 50 miles,
the importance of seatbelts and car insurance,
the sheer unbeatable coziness of snuggling and reading a good book ...
like Ferdinand The Bull.
Too much, and I said I wouldn't list them,
so I'll stop,
but you know what I mean.
So this birthday makes us nostalgic
for the funny baby, toddler, kid, teen we knew.
Forgive us for being selfish and silly,
but we're parent's after all.
The truth is ...
You are right where we wished you'd be,
twenty years ago today.
Happy Birthday Katy-Bug!