9/7/09

Whose kids ARE these?


Dear Bitchy and Sassy,

The next time you make my cry at a HUGE friends and family cookout (here in Oregon) that doubled as a “surprise” 50th birthday party, I will have to kick your collective asses.

As for the scrapbook you’ve been working on for weeks now that included ALL my columns, articles, and published writings? It’s absolutely incredible.

But, the fact that you’ve been working on this secretly for over a month now, even as we’ve been arguing, fighting and screaming at each other, is even MORE incredible, and speaks volumes to my heart.



Dammit. I love you both more than I can say.

71 comments:

dizzblnd said...

First?

OMG How absolutely B E A Utiful! HAppy Birthday! I am crying with
you.

They really DO rock

dizzblnd said...

FINALLY my new Twitter addiction paid off! LOL


They are great girls. You are very lucky!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

That's so sweet. I bet it didn't even say "worst mother ever" on the cover.

ChiTown Girl said...

Happy, happy birthday, my Bloggy Buddy!! What a beautiful gift from your girls! :)

Vodka Logic said...

Glad you had a great birthday and you have apparently done a great job raising two amazing girls.

Well done.
xx

Vodka Logic said...

PS if you find out they aren't yours I'll take 'em

xx

California Dreamer said...

I love the fact that they stepped up! You deserve it! Glad you had a great bday!

Mrs. K said...

OMG that would have so made me cry! happy birthday! and can you pls explain what type of pj's you wore to school/?? the only ones i can think of are nighties and such...yike!

Sandee said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Vodka Mom,
Happy Birthday to you. :)

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

Okay, girls. You have it in writing! She loves you! Hope you had lots of vodka there for her surprise birthday party! You are good daughters!

Liss said...

wow. leading double lives as loving sisters AND WWIV perpetrators! Impressive!

(Good eggs really ;) )

Jenni Jiggety said...

Oh wow! Way to come through, Bitchy and Sassy!

Alix said...

Can we PLEASE trade kids? Because for all the screaming and cr
ying and neck-wringing that goes on at Casa Hice, I still have greedy, selfish, ungrateful, spoiled children that would sooner leave me in a ditch than plan me a party or make me a book.

You are blessed indeed (except for the turning 50 part - but at least you're in good company.

Lovr you VM. Happy dinosaur birthday.

darsden said...

Totally Awesome Girls Way to Celebrate Mom, that is just wonderful. Congratulations on raising two fine young ladies and Happy Birthday Again Vodka Mom.

Christy said...

Awwww that's so sweet. What a great gift - the album. And a surprise party - wowzers. Great kids!

Anna See said...

Yay! They really came through. And a surprise party???? Wow!

Mrs. E said...

I love that your daughters did that! Way to go girls...way to fake your mom out!

Smart Mouth Broad said...

What an awesome, loving tribute to their wonderful mother.

IB said...

Awesome. Totally awesome.

Mrs. D said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful birthday!

Miz Q said...

Well since you couldn't get out of turning 50, and you don't ever have to do it again, I'm glad the crying was over such a super surprise! wtg girls!

flutter said...

awwww

Scobberlotcher said...

Absolutely wonderful!

And happy birthday to you, friend. Hope it's the start of a great new year full of new adventures.

mayberry said...

best gift ever!!!! Happy birthday to you!

Lynn said...

How absolutely precious of your girls!
Lucky vodkamom!
PS. I got one of those spams but I didn't open it

Jeanne said...

Once in a while you see glimmers of the wonderful women they will become....

phd in yogurtry said...

Bitchy & Sassy, FRAME THIS!

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

just when you think you know them...

how special for you!!

Happy Bday

The Girl Next Door said...

I'm hijacking this post, printing it out and putting it under my twins' pillows in the hopes, HOPES that someday they will put their angst behind them and REMEMBER MY DAMNED BIRTHDAY! You and your kids? An inspiration really! Happy Birthday! And congrats on great kids.

Sue said...

Excellent!!!!

So happy that you had a great birthday weekend! Now milk it for all it's worth!

Happy B day!

Melisa with one S said...

Methinks you might have to change their names...

just sayin'. :)

Happy b-day again! Best gift ever!

anymommy said...

I am ugly crying right now, damn your bitchy, sassy daughters.

Not The Rockefellers said...

I am so proud of your girls...
Happy Birthday Sweetie!

Peace - Rene

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Bitchy and Sassy are the most absolute suckups.

When will they teach my kids how to love on me that way?

love ya girl, hope you had a blast today!

blognut said...

Sounds like a wonderful gift for a wonderful person!

Susan said...

So you'll be taking the listing off eBay, then?

Stereos and Souffles said...

They love you too, big time!

Comedy Goddess said...

I would expect nothing less from any child of yours!

A thousand Bliss-ings to you!

Kay said...

You did an amazing job raising them... and now you're paying for it :)

Beth said...

Awww! They are sweet! But I knew it. They are your off-spring.

Happy Birthday!

Brian Miller said...

too sweet! sounds like you had an amazing birthday!

Suzy said...

Yeah, I don't think those are your kids.

Ann's Rants said...

And now you have hard evidence.

Sounds like a wonderful birthday.

xo

Crazy Charm said...

Should you be concerned they were able to hide that from you with such ease?

Hehe, just kidding. You're a lucky mom :)

Keyona said...

Acts like that show just how good of a mother you are. You've taught them well. Happy Birthday!

Sue said...

Your post is EXACTLY what "real" families are made of, love. If you didn't fight and bitch at each other, it wouldn't be real. Or at least not in my family. You've done a great job with your kids, pat yourself on the back! Again, you will love your 50's, I promise!

Steven Anthony said...

awwwww how awesome to be loved so much...again, happy birthday friend:)

*Akilah Sakai* said...

One word ... awesome!

Joanie M said...

That's wonderful! You should keep those girls!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Sounds like the best 50th birthday present ever. They are just full of surprises those two!

Captain Dumbass said...

Kids!? Whaddaya' do with 'em?

Ekanthapadhikan said...

Let me join the fun too...

Happy b'day to you,
Happy b'day to you,
Happy d'day to dear Vodkamom,
Happy b'day toooooooo yoooooooooouuuuuuuuu!

♥georgie♥ said...

this brought tears to my eyes! How incrediably sweet of them.. . Happy Birthday to you!

Crys said...

Awww!!! That's really sweet of them! Bless their hearts!

The Stiletto Mom said...

Dear Bitchy and Sassy;

I love you both for doing such a wonderful thing for your mom who we all love so much.

Love from the ultimate Bitch on Heels.

PS: Don't worry, I'm not a stalker...MUCH. :)

Zip n Tizzy said...

Now that explains the drawer!

Such wonderful girls... but of course - Look at their Mama!

SSP said...

dang...just when you think you have em all figured out, BAM, they go mess with your head again.....be careful...this kind streak has been going on for far too long - it simply can't last - the universe would implode, dontcha think?? BUT happy birthday anyway - sounds like you had a lovely one!!

Cora said...

There's only one thing to say: AWWWWWWWWW!

Kat said...

Those are some damn sweet girls you raised.

Frau said...

Wow! Maybe it's time for a name change ..?

The Good Cook said...

ohhh... that is so nice. Nice post. Nice girls. Nice surprise.

Gaston Studio said...

What a great surprise for you VM!

Rick Daley said...

Sneaky little buggers, aren't they? Makes you wonder what else they are up to that you don't know about.

Tammy Howard said...

What a wonderful gift! Happy birthday, momma!

buffalodick said...

Love requires more energy than indifference.. even though indifference is usually more peaceful!

tera said...

See, even problem children can be great sometimes! Yea! What a great birthday present.
Hopefully they won't hold that up for blackmail down the road: "I'm sorry I got paint all over the floor, mom, but remember that great scrapbook we made you?" Or: "I know I wrecked the car, mom, but remember that great scrapbook?"

:)

Kristen said...

Aww... did they make you all mushy? Happy birthday!

Desert Songbird said...

Don't you just LOATHE when your kids do something to redeem themselves?

LiteralDan said...

God damn those crafty kids! You just know they were laughing vindictively when they knew how guilty and grateful you'd feel.

Don't worry, you'll get them back, you'll get them back. Maybe with a heartfelt collage, or something.

Mainly a midwife said...

How awesome are your kids???
Well..I can say that shedding a few tears and wanting to kick their butts is better than what my dad did. Seriously..on his surprise 50th this is what he did:
after realizing that the party was for him he left and never came back..so we had the dinner without him.

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