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March 10, 2011


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I'm speechless.

Jenn @ Juggling Life

Did you not find any difference with te birth story of your son?

Smalltown Mom

"No, I'm not." PRICELESS!

Little Miss Sunshine State

I have a strong-willed son. At 3 years old he told me "I am old enough to make all my own decisions!!"

Also, at the same age, "I'm not doing that and you can't make me"


My oldest was born right on time and needed a little help to get here...he's laid back and not terribly motivated. He walked a few weeks after he turned one and was an obediant child.

My youngest was born two weeks early with no "manual intervention". He walked before he was 1. He laughs at us when we attempt to reprimand him- has since he was an infant (he's 2.5 now)- and will make sure we're looking as he's preparing to do something he knows darn well he shouldn't be doing. This isn't a totally equal comparison because they have different fathers but I feel it is a testament to the birth-story theory.

Last night both boys got a hair cut. The youngest squirmed and flopped (but didn't scream, thankfully) and eventually announced "I all done" and tried to get vacate my lap even though the stylist still had work to do. Strong-willed doesn't begin to describe him.

Busy Bee Suz

He is the epitome of 'spirited'!!!!
I laughed at all these stories; aside from the mole removal and stove damage!!!
It looks like his birthday was wonderful, as is he!
I did a lot of bad things...I ran away. A lot.
And too many other things to mention!!!
I hope my kids never get wind of that....


Danger Man was lucky to be born into your family. Your pride in him shines through in every sentence.

My son was 6 years old and did something not allowed at school. His teacher asked him why and he answered:
"Well, that's a very diabolical question."
To my knowledge I had never used 'diabolical' in a conversation with him - but it sort of gave a hint what the future would bring.
Our discussions about different matters became almost epic as the years went by.


Great photos--glad he found productive outlets for all that energy. Kudos to you too!

JCK (Motherscribe)

Happy Birthday to your Danger "Man" and yes, Kudos to you, Jenn!


Dylan was born 2 weeks early, and in about 3 1/2 hours. Hmmm...
Loved hearing the stories from when Danger Man was a kid.
So, how did you get him to tell you stuff about school? Oh yea, you said to become friends with a girl's mom in his class. I'll have to work on that.


Golly, Jen, it's amazing how much he looks like you!!

Our kid was the Non-Danger-Boy - the adjective we always used to describe him was "careful." He never did anything until he was ready to do it, but when he WAS ready, he was fearless.

He has always been a "good" kid but also a kid with a strong moral core. I always felt that, although I had something to do with his forming, that much of his personality arrived with him at his birth.

He was born with a sense of humor

unmitigated me

When my son was in second grade, we visited Chicago for a family christening. My husband used the term "jumped the gun" in conversation, and after explaining to the boy what it meant because he asked, my little blond boy in glasses said, "Ah. An idiomatic expression."

Susie @ A Slice of my Life

Our Mimi has always been a handful, so in desperation we turned to books. (OK, we always go to books, not just out of desperation!) We picked up one that was called something like "How to parent your strong willed child."

I started reading it to Shaun in the car and he kept interrupting me with, "Hey, that's me!"

We never did finish reading that book, yet the big joke is when Shaun is being rotten, I tell him to stop being a strong-willed child.

Susie @ A Slice of my Life

OK, that seemed much more interesting before I hit post! I need my coffee.

Happy birthday to Danger Boy...er...Man


A part of me always thinks nurses take on aprocryphal story predictions for a child's future--just to give a new dimension for their protocol-ed days. However, your lad does bear out the spirited part of the prediction.

In our house, we maintain the kids took it out of us as babies (they always get you somewhere) and that, as a result of those early years of suck, we're now coasting easy. Well, I mean, not to gloss over things. They're mellow and easy, but they still bicker and are buttheads.

green girl in wisconsin

Love a kid who rules the roost with a firm and cute hand:)

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