posted by Momo Fali on December 29, 2011

Thirteen is said to be an unlucky number, but I tend to think it’s lucky because it’s the number you are today.

I’ve had thirteen years of you, and though it’s gone by in the blink of an eye, it’s been tremendously rewarding. So far, you have been a pretty super kid.

It’s hard for me to comprehend that in five years, you will be eighteen and it’s just as hard to think that five years ago, you were just turning eight. But, right now, while you are smack-dab in the middle of childhood and adulthood, I am enjoying watching you grow and change. I won’t lie, I could do without your grumpy attitude sometimes, but I’m sure you could say the same thing about me.

You are smart, funny and a good friend. I love that you read all the time, that you’re good at math and that you love music. I love that you hate to lose, but when you do, you’re a good sport about it. I love that you’re charitable and responsible and that you have a hearty laugh. I love to watch you play the piano, dance, play softball, and sing.

But mostly, I love that you’re my daughter.

Happy 13th birthday, Goose! If you could stop getting older now, that would be great.


  • Patty at A Day in My NYC

    Wishing your daughter a great birthday! πŸ™‚

  • Jamie

    A teenager. That’s huge. And my mother always said that 13 was a lucky number in France. (I have no earthly idea if that’s true.) But I was born on the 13th and I think she thought that surely would make me feel better. Blink and she’ll be 18. My oldest turned 18 this fall.

  • Lisa

    Happy Birthday Momo’s Daughter!

  • Tara R.

    A brand new teen! Happy Birthday to both of you.

  • Melisa

    Happy birthday, DaughterofMomo! I hope you had her listen to my voice mail message, since that was way more timely than this comment. πŸ™‚ xo

  • dysfunctional mom

    As a mom of a 16y yr old and an 18 yr old, I can honestly tell you it only gets better from here! I love the teen years.
    Happy Birthday to her! xo

  • Heather

    I hope she had a wonderful day and that this is one of the best years of her life πŸ™‚

  • meleah rebeccah

    Happy 13th birthday, Goose!

  • BusyDad

    This is a late, nonchalant birthday greeting. I figured I’d do it teenager style, to celebrate your teenagery.

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