Today we celebrate the birthday of our youngest daughter, whose fondness for hats--from her baby days right up to the present!--earned her the nickname "Hatchick" on this blog.
She's turning 13 today--which means I now have three teenaged daughters! They're all truly wonderful girls; I'm really blessed, and can only say that my mother's occasional frustrated wish that I'd have children just like me did not come true. :)
Hatchick is a terrific young lady: smart, funny, with a great sense of humor and many talents. She enjoys reading and science (particularly meteorology) but is not too grown-up to play, and especially enjoys playing with the "girl cousins" who are closest to her in age. She sends out a daily newspaper to our extended family members which includes her popular comic strip titled "Sneaky Ninja Dude;" his adventures keep her younger cousins--and her older sisters--and some friends--and, frankly, me too!--in stitches.
Hatchick is interested in the world around her and not intimidated by much at all. She is--and I know this will scare some of my regular readers!--decidedly to the right of me politically on many issues. Watch out, world!
Since she is 13 today, she is now entitled to write part of this blog post herself! So without further ado, I introduce to you: Hatchick!
Hello, I'm Hatchick, and as Mom said, I love hats.
The daily newspaper that I send out is based on articles that my family and friends send in to me, and the comic strip, "Sneaky Ninja Dude," which I draw on the computer.
I do have views on politics, and I can't help but feel that even with laws, and other things meant to help us retain order in the U.S.A., everything is in one large, jumbled, conglomerate of a mess. Sure, everyone likes us to think that everything is under control, but is it really? For example: we are fighting in different places for different reasons. But why are we fighting these wars? How exactly are nations and countries supposed to solve their differences by attacking each other? War gives each nation a sense of distrust for each other, so how are other countries supposed to make and keep peace with the U.S.A. if they don't trust us to hold up our end of the bargain? Such peace is weak.
Sorry, once I get started it's hard to stop.
I am excited about being a teenager and hope in future to try my best with school (even algebra....). Playing is fun for me. I like to make tents out of pillows and blankets because I enjoy them, and our cats enjoy them too! (Sometimes I have to rebuild the tent, due to a cat jumping ON TOP of it!)
I really couldn't have a better family and I love them all. :)
That's all for now! :)
That's my girl! Happy birthday, Hatchick--it's a privilege being your mom, and watching you grow up. I know these next few years will go by very quickly from my perspective!