With Age, Comes Knowledge…

Yesterday was Mimi’s birthday.   When I woke her up by softly singing “Happy Birthday” to her she got a huge grin on her face and started to glow with happiness.  She had been counting down the days until it was her special day and was so excited that it had finally arrived.  (Quite frankly, so was I.  The countdown would finally end!) 

When I asked her how it felt to suddenly be another year older, she reminded me that she wouldn’t actually be fifteen until 11:33 which was still five hours away. (Apparently she hasn’t quite  run with the idea of celebrating the entire day yet!)  I wished her a Happy Birthday anyways as she scurried off to school. 

Mimi came home even more excited about her birthday than she had been in the morning.  (I honestly didn’t think that was possible) She was bursting with all sorts of things she needed to tell us about.  The most prominent thing being that she was suddenly smarter than she was way back when she was merely fourteen.

It seems that she was in math, struggling to understand an equation when suddenly one of Mimi’s friends pointed out that it was 11:33 and that she was officially fifteen.  They did a small happy dance and (at a glare from her teacher) settled back down to studying.  Mimi took another look at her work and immediately grasped how to figure out her math problem.   This was, quite obviously, proof that advancing a year in age made her smarter.  (Don’t even try to convince her otherwise…she won’t believe it!)  Now, all of Mimi’s friends  have plans to test how much smarter they become on their birthdays! (Hmmm….we won’t even begin to talk about what  a genius I must be at my advanced age!)

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!! We love you bunches!

I was going to put a picture of the birthday girl here, but apparently my disk is full (???) and I can’t download any.  Sigh…  Where is that computer-fixer-guy I live with anyways???

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14 Responses to With Age, Comes Knowledge…

  1. Patsy Ann says:

    It tickled me again as you told the story about how smart my #2 granddaughter has become suddenly over night!! She is such a sweet thing! Especially when she is sleeping!!!

  2. What a great story. Happy belated birthday to the smart girl.

  3. Newt says:

    Happy Birthday to Mimi! And here’s a toast to all of us wise “old” people.

  4. Jay says:

    Happy Birthday to Mimi!!

  5. Kathy says:

    Happy Birthday, Mimi!

  6. Happy Birthday to both of you!

  7. Linda says:

    Wish Mimi a Happy Birthday for me … and I’ll be sending wishes for many many more years of smartness and wisdom to come!

  8. Frances says:

    Happy Birthday to my fellow Sagg!
    Waving at you all from New York,
    Frances

  9. lagirl says:

    God bless the Birthday Girl!!
    Glad she is enjoying it.
    Gee, I wish I got smarter each year,
    I’d be a GENIUS by now! LOL

    Can’t imagine why you weren’t able to join
    Blogstream. Try it again.
    I like it in particular because you can actually
    “reply” directly to comments others make
    on your Blog. Everyone is very friendly there to.
    After you join let me know your title and I’ll
    introduce you to my Blog Friends there.

  10. tommie says:

    I do hope her birthday wish comes true!

  11. Peggy says:

    Yes, fifteen year olds DO get smarter! In this house they are so much smarter than the ignorant parents that they are forced to live with. I hope your fifteen year old doesn’t show off with her newly discovered smarts and become pedantic.

    “Actually mother . . . ” is never a good way to start a sentence.

    Happy Birthday Mimi!!

  12. photowannabe says:

    Happy belated birthday too. I love the story about age and wisdom. Ah, to be young and full of wonder at the world.

  13. Hilary says:

    Happy belated birthday to the wee genius. 🙂

  14. Becky says:

    Happy Belated Birthday to your sweet girl! Just like in real life, I’m always late to the party.