A letter to my daughter on her 3rd birthday. PDF Print E-mail
Written by OHmommy   
Tuesday, 23 February 2010 00:00

Dearest Feenie,


Tomorrow you turn three years old and not a day passes by without me whispering in your ear, "You are the best girl ever, ever." Although it sounds elitist, it's blissfully true.  I fall more in love with you each day. "What's so funny, Mama?" You look into my eyes each morning. "Nothing, girlfriend." Not satisfied you place your chubby fingers on my cheeks and force my head your direction only to ask, "Why you laughing? Nah-fing funny. Stop shmywing.  Chocolate milk, please." I hear those words over and over again each morning and can't imagine another way in the world I would like to wake up. It's poetry. "Why you laughing? Nah-fing funny. Stop shmywing.  Chocolate milk, please."


I smile because I am in love with you, dearest daughter. You make my heart laugh out loud.


No other child on this great green earth has ever called Sesame Street's Big Bird a "chicken wing." I'm almost positive you coined that. Your brother and sister could not finish watching the play at the theatre without howling in laughter each time the big yellow "chicken wing" stepped on stage.  You make us laugh because everything you experience is so not age appropriate.  Instead of PBS TV you watch Sponge Bob Square Pants. I'm so sorry.  I am equally as sorry for dragging you, my third child, on errands throughout the day filled with randomness instead of afternoons filled with play-doh and paint.  But I'm proud to say you know the difference between polyester and pure cotton. You may not know how to use sizzors, like the rest of your preschool class, but by golly you can open your arms up to the biggest hugs in the world. You are amazing.  Everyone that stumbles across your path confirms what I believe.  Your love completes us.


You love.... unicorns, dolphins, sea-horses, puppies, sharks, dinosaurs, kittens, sting-rays, ponies, swimsuits, leotards, tu-tus, reptiles and bugs.  And if you so desire to be "a swim suit girl" like you've mentioned on a number of occasions, than so be it.  May you hold onto you glorious imagination and incredible tu-tu dances for the rest of your life.  I will always be there watching you my sweet sweet incredibly sweet baby girl...


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Forever yours,



A letter on your second birthday. And on your first birthday.  Happy happy 3rd birthday!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 February 2010 08:34


# Sherry 2010-02-23 02:54
Happy Birthday Feenster! You are one of the reasons why I cannot wait to have a child of my own! I look forward to your Mama's posts of you, of your pics. My fave will always be the one of your 2nd birthday, with a boa around your neck!

Lots of kisses from far far away!
# jill 2010-02-23 02:59
Oh the cuteness... the utter, utter cuteness! The music and the video made my heart melt...

Happy Happy Birthday Fifi!
# Jeni Hill Ertmer 2010-02-23 03:22
There is something about the third child that really reaches out and totally captivates us I think! And they do things the others before them never thought of -and get away with things the others got nailed for too! My older daughter -now almost 43 -is always telling me that I treated her younger sister, that third child, differently, that I spoiled her, let her get away with so much more than I did with her and her brother. I tell her it is because I didn't see where using the same methods was working so I just flew by the seat of my pants with #3. And when your third is as sweet and beautiful as Fifi is, that makes it all that much easier to respond the way you do with her. Here's wishing her a great 3rd birthday!
# Maria 2010-02-23 07:15
Ai, you're ridiculously cute Feenster. Have the happiest of birthdays.xox
# Emily 2010-02-23 07:36
So stinking cute! Loved the video. Happy birthday, Fifi!
# Tara R. 2010-02-23 07:58
Happiest of Birthdays to your little partner in crime.
# Scary Mommy 2010-02-23 08:04
She is the cutest thing ever!!! The heels in bed? Oh, my God-- could she be any more precious?!!!

Happy Birthday, big girl!!
# Heather from DE 2010-02-23 08:06
Happy Birthday Feenster, I am so happy that your mama showed us that movie before I put on my make up because I don't think my new mascara is waterproof.
# LZ 2010-02-23 08:07
The cutest video. Ever! Happy Birthday to your daughter...
# A Crafty Mom 2010-02-23 08:23
Happy Birthday to her, I love the whole post and the video too. I hope she has a very special day :)
# Managed Chaos 2010-02-23 08:25
If I ever had a third child I'd want her to be just like your little Feenster. I can see why you are so incredibly enamored with your precious little girl...she is just adorable! Happy Birthday Fifi!
# Flea 2010-02-23 08:26
Oh my. Your baby is three. And such an adorable three she is!
# Kaci 2010-02-23 08:59
Happy 3rd Birthday!!!
# Texan Mama 2010-02-23 10:10
Hey, Pauline, did you know that McMommy's Carter is 3 today too? That's just... so weird! Weird in a good way!
# stephanie Griffin 2010-02-23 10:18
Awww...I love it! I wish I was creative enough to do one of those for my son. Happy third birthday Fifi!
# allison 2010-02-23 10:42
oh my gosh, she is too cute with that little dog rubbing her face on the fur.
# lceel 2010-02-23 10:44
There are so many, many images that stick in my mind - but two, most of all - and they came one right after the other. First - the picture with the fence and the horse and then - then the picture with the blue all over the bottom of her foot. Live in these moments, Pauline. Ask your Momma - ask Apolonia - they go by too quick and they don't come back.

And a very, very Happy Birthday, Feenster.
# Emmy 2010-02-23 10:57
Great video!! Hope she has a wonderful birthday.
# Cheryl 2010-02-23 12:05
Awesome video! So sweet! Happy 3rd Birthday!!
# soccermom 2010-02-23 12:51
What a great time in life. oh to be three again.
# Loukia 2010-02-23 14:58
Awww. So sweet. Happy Birthday to your darling little baby girl... 3 years old! How DO they grow so fast? Sigh. It's amazing, isn't it, the little things they do that make us feel like we are going to die from happiness? Happy celebrations!
# Renny 2010-02-23 18:21
What a little doll. Happy Birthday Fifi! Enjoy being three, it's way better than being two :)
# Jessica Bern 2010-02-23 18:55
knowing the difference b/w Polyester and cotton at such a young age, she's a girl after my own heart. Happy birthday kid!
# clarkinfestedwaters 2010-02-23 19:16
Happy Birthday Lil Fifi! Rock the tutu!
# Hockeymandad 2010-02-23 20:29
Awww, happy birthday Feenie.
# anymommy 2010-02-23 23:25
Sweet, sweet girl. Happy birthday.
# Cheri 2010-02-24 01:30
Absolutely beautiful. Happy birthday!!
# Zoeyjane 2010-02-24 05:57
The happiest, chocolatiest birthday ever, Feenster! xo
# tracey 2010-02-24 08:55
Happy birthday Fifi!
# Debrah 2010-02-24 11:23
Your video brought tears to my eyes...
# Krystyn 2010-02-24 11:57
Happy birthday to your sweet Fifi! I hope she had a grand celebration.
# amy 2010-02-24 12:47
You said it all when you say"you make my heart laugh out loud". That is lovely.
Happy Birthday Feenster and my you keep everyone shmywing :)
# amy the bitchin wife 2010-02-24 15:37
You are so sweet. :) I thought about doing one of these for my Animal on his Fourth birthday, but I just couldn't muster the right kind of enthusiasm for it. File that under parenting FAIL.
# stephanie Griffin 2010-02-24 16:50
Happy birthday today Sweet Fifi! If you're enjoying your day like my son is today (celebrating with new toys, mexican food and a cookie cake), you're in good shape!
# Monda 2010-02-25 01:00
Awww so sweet! Happy Birthday Fifi!
# Sara 2010-02-25 09:37
Such a sweet video, Happy Happy Birthday sweet little Fifi!!

Just curious, what video software do you use?
# Lisa 2010-02-25 13:54
That made me a little teary & smiley all at the same time. I get every ounce of what you write to her. That third one, that final one just owns you, don't they? Not that you love them any more, but you just enjoy them and don't worry about all the piddly stuff. Happy Birthday to your sweet forever baby girl!
# just jamie 2010-02-27 23:11
My oh my. Truly, there is just such magic in that little girl. Love, love the slideshow/footage. Happy birthday Fifi.
# dysfunctional mom 2010-03-01 02:14
Happy Birthday to her. There's just something about those youngest baby girls...

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Pauline Karwowski.

Is a self proclaimed globe trotting, minivan driving, SAHM stiletto ho.

Happily married mother to 3 Cleveland natives: Jay the son, Lola the daughter, and Fifi the banshee.

Now in Chicago, IL.

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