Friday, June 10, 2016

Hank Turns 40, Fuck ME!

Well, that was me and my birthday boy, three years ago today, and forty years ago, just about right now, a nurse was telling me to get in the bed because if I didn't, I was going to have that baby on the floor where I was squatting and pushing and not giving one damn shit about where this baby was going to be born because I'd been in labor for so long that I'd given up on the idea that it would ever end anyway.
But then he WAS born and that was the moment my heart burst open and the light poured in and glory be!
Aw. He was the cutest redheaded baby you ever saw in your life and he's been a light and a joy and a teacher and a source of a great deal of wonder and laughter ever since. I couldn't be more proud to be the mama of that man. Could not possibly.

He's having a big party tonight which is being billed as "Hank Turns 40, Fuck You!" and although I wish with all of my heart that I was going to be there (hahahahahahaha!) I am not. I think we are going to have lunch though. I surely hope so.

The boys are coming over here tonight and the plan is for them and Mr. Moon to camp out in the camper van that we bought from Tearful and Yolie. I can't imagine anything on this earth being more miserable than sleeping in a camper van in this muggy heat but whatever. There may or may not be steak-grilling and a fire for marshmallows and/or purple cows.
We shall see how it all unfolds although however it unfolds, I am not sleeping in a van.

Happy Friday, y'all.

Love...Ms. Moon


  1. Happy birthday, Hank! I love that photo of you and your son.

  2. I've read Hank before and he is absolutely a jewel! I can only imagine that he is just as proud to have you as a mama as you are to have him for a son.
    I hope you all have a ton of fun tonight that no one passes out from the heat of the camper!
    Happy, happy, happy birthday Hank!at your 'Hank turns 40, Fuck You' party. Great name!! And you sure don't look 40!

  3. Happy Birthday, Hank! Thank goodness your mama stopped squatting! Is a purple cow grape soda and ice cream? If so, I'll have to root for the brown cow (root beer). Me no likey grape soda.

  4. I hope Hank has a great party. Love the Fuck You.

    I predict that there will be going to bed in the camper, but sleeping will ultimtely happen later in the house.

  5. Thanks, y'all! I kind of have the best mom of all time.

  6. Happy Birthday Hank! And fuck it...40 ain't so bad! I just turned 41 and I'm loving life. :)

  7. many happy returns to your hank!


  8. Wishing many happy returns of the day to Hank!

  9. Happy Birthday to Hank and to you! Gail

  10. It's only been in the last couple of years that the grandkids did not require me sleeping with them. I sort of miss that. I don't know what that has to do with anything but that's what I wrote. My first child took forever too. She turned 39 this year. It's sort of mind boggling, you know? Almost 40 years plus the 27 in my case years when I gave birth holy shit I'm 66 years old. How the fuck did that happen? That's a hell of a note, when your first born turns 40.

  11. Angella- It is one of my favorite pictures of me and Hank. I love it!

    Liv- Hank is truly a jewel. No one slept in the van and so we all survived the night well. I am hoping that Hank did too.

    Catrina- I've been to plenty of births since where the midwife delivered a fine, beautiful baby on the floor! A purple cow around here is sherbet (your choice of flavor), grape juice and ginger ale. It is delicious!

    Jo- We talked them out of step one and went directly to bed. Phew!

    Thank Hank- I learned how to be a mom from you and the rest of your sibs so...thank YOU!
    Love you, baby.

    Jennifer- I loved my forties. My favorite decade.

    Mrs. A- I join you in that wish! Thank you!

    messymimi- Me too!

    Gail- Thanks sweetie! So much.

    Ellen Abbott- I totally agree. I mean...HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?


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