Something Crawly in My Shoe: Best Birthday Ever

by doodaddy on October 8, 2008


Say cheese.

If you’ve noticed that I’m taking things a little easy this week, you’re right; I decided to celebrate today’s anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Nah, just kidding: it’s my birthday today.

Birthdays as a dad are a bit anticlimactic. Working Mom made me carrot cake on Sunday (note to Europeans: it’s actually pretty good), and I’ve gotten some nice presents, but the day seemed a bit of an afterthought… until this conversation I had with Boo on the way to pick up my mom at the airport.

We were listening to Radio Disney (don’t laugh) and I said, “You know, sometimes I wish I were a pop singer.”

Boobaby thought for a second before responding: “I’m a pop singer. I know lots of songs.” Then she started singing a ditty that I pray is of her own invention:

“Ah, ah, ah, and she crawled up my shoe!
Up my shoooooooe!
Open your shoe and let him in!
She crawled up… Are we here?”

We weren’t here, as it turns out, so we spent the rest of the ride doing a duet to “She Crawled Up My Shoe,” a soon-to-be released Ashley Tisdale single.

I know, you had to be there: like every authentic “happening” in life, trying to explain it flattens it out of existence.

Suffice it to say: I had a moment of dadness today, and it was the best birthday present ever. (Until I hear whatever wackiness she comes up with next year, of course!)

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Robin Reagler October 8, 2008 at 8:16 am

Happy birthday. Have a great day!


Xbox4NappyRash October 8, 2008 at 10:40 am

Happy Doodaddy birthday!


Michele Shores October 8, 2008 at 11:22 am

Cute! Happy belated birthday! My hubby and I love carrot cake. It is delicious!


orlund October 8, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Happy Birthday! By the way, who invented vegetables in desert? Carrot cake, zucchini chocolate pound cake….I think I will become a vegetarian after all 🙂


doodaddy October 8, 2008 at 12:58 pm

@orlund, @Michele Shores, @Xbox4NappyRash, @Robin Reagler – Thanks, everyone! I have no idea who invented or would have invented veggies in dessert. Probably a parent, I expect…


cryitout October 8, 2008 at 3:00 pm

happy happy!


doodaddy October 8, 2008 at 9:41 pm

@cryitout – Aw… you always know just what to say!


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