Just look at the happy smiles on everyone except baby Chesapeake Bay Woman, whose stunned look of disbelief is no doubt related to that haircut she's
Ever since that picture I've rebelled against bangs and bobs of any sort. We won't even talk about the Dippity Do they used to put on my hair. Oh, the humanity.
But this post is not about me or my
It's about my mother who is celebrating a birthday today.
Having a birthday on Christmas Eve really bites. She'll be the first to tell you so, although I doubt she'd say "bites."
Birthday presents are usually an afterthought for the giver, who by the time Christmas Eve arrives is usually
Tonight, however, Chesapeake Bay Mother is throwing her own birthday party which will include a bounty of seafood. I've been told to bring a seven-layer Mexican dip, which certainly cannot be confused with standard Christmas fare. Baby Sister will travel home from Richmond to help us celebrate. Unfortunately Middle Sister, who lives in Georgia, won't be with us as she is preparing for
Although I live right next door to my parents, and Baby Sis is not that far away, we really don't get together as often as we should. This birthday party is bound to be loaded with fun and laughter.
And seven-layer Mexican dip.
Before I close, I'd like to share a story involving my mother and Christmas--but not necessarily her birthday--because an inability to separate her birthday from Christmas appears to be the theme of this post.
One year she was performing the seasonal dance we all know called Decorating Under Duress, the Stress Edition. She had decorations everywhere and cords---miles and miles of Christmas lights, some old and some even older than that--stretched and entangled all over the living room floor.
As her mother mopped her brow and hollered for Baby Sis and Middle Sis to break up whatever fight they were in, Chesapeake Bay
Just as my dear mother bent over to plug some half-frayed cord of lights into a socket to make sure they worked, Chesapeake Bay
You know, the sound one might hear just before being
Well, some of us found it funny. Others did not. And that's all I have to say about that.
Happy Birthday, Chesapeake Bay Mumma!
We love you.