I understand it was some sort of holiday today—confusing—something about a chocolate bunny rising from the dead.  Christians are so weird.  Regardless, a far more important event occurred today: my daughter turned 13.


Some people think that 13 is an unlucky number.  Many more people think (with greater cause) that 13-year-old children are scary.  I don’t subscribe to these theories any more than I believe in the Zombie Bunny.


The evidence: though she turned 13 today, Tigger had no bad luck.  Indeed, she had what was, in her view, the most awesome weekend ever.  A confluence of helpful circumstances involving the school scheduling a day off on Friday, many friends with similar interests, and parental coordination meant that she got to attend Sakura-Con for three solid days.  (If you don’t know about Sakura-Con you may not be cool enough to read my blog.)


Furthermore, my kid is not scary.  She’s smart, strong, and beautiful.  She’s expressive and opinionated.  She’s sarcastic, quick-witted, and unimpressed by convention.  In short, she is a force to be reckoned with. 


Tigger, you are doing an excellent job of growing up, and I am proud to be your mom.  Happy birthday—13 is full of win.




13 thoughts on “Triskaidekaphobia

  1. I love reading an entry which makes my face kinda hurt from similing the whole way through. “..proud to be your Mom’ is tres-poignant, as is the list of ‘who could ask for more?’ qualities she obviously inherited and customized every day.And yes, it was ‘good thursday‘, whatever, in Israel when I finally realized that this is/was the week in the US when bunnies reign and rain from the Heavens. Here under a rock we may have no beer for a week, but no rabbits either. Happy Birthday, Tigger. Ad hundert tzantzig!

  2. awww, sweet entry.  🙂  sounds like the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.  as it turns out, i am not cool enough to read your blog.  so thank you for the linkage so that i now know about sakura-con.  i DID, however, already know the meaning of triskadekaphobia, if that counts for anything.

  3. The apple indeed does not fall far from the tree.  The Bear echoes your sentiments.  Tigger is an awesome young lady.   Happy Birthday with love to the newly minted teenager.

  4. No, no, Easter is Zombie Jesus Day…yanno, the day He ascended?Happy birthday, Tigger!!  (My boy wonder will be 13 at the end of the month, and while I mourn his no-longer-a-child-mom-ness, I can’t see this as being anything but a great step up!! )

  5. I have a seminary degree and I can say with all certainty that chocolate bunnies don’t rise from the dead….it’s marshmallow bunnies. Geeze, pick up a new testament sometime!Happy 13 to Tigger!

  6. Happy Birthday Tigger!!!  You and Tiff are BOTH wrong.  Easter is about a magical bunny who leaves us presents to make up for our sins and then hides old, hard-boiled eggs to try to kill us.

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