Happy Birthday to my Boy and my Blog!

by Venomous Kate

Twelve years ago today, my beautiful Big-Eyed Boy was born. Weighing 9 lbs and 11 oz, he seemed ginormous at the time. (Hey, I’m a short woman!) And then came his first poop. Oh, how we ooohed and ahhhhed over it. Weird, isn’t it, how new parents can find crap so adorable? I remember grabbing a baby wipe and realizing that, despite how it felt like I’d shot out a watermelon, that wipe was HUGE compared to his little butt.

And now, as we close out his Tween years, I no longer find his poop adorable. In fact, laundry day pretty much squicks me out. But him? Oh, yeah. I still sigh sometimes when I look at him… when he’s not talking… which is, basically, only when he’s asleep. Oh, and the baby wipes? Yeah, I’m the one using them now on my own ass. It’s the circle of life, y’all!

Oh, and it’s also my blog’s 9th birthday. Yes, that’s right: I started Electric Venom on my son’s third birthday, a time when most other mommies would probably lie through their teeth have been doing something all nurturing and stuff. Me? I’d spent the previous six weeks single-parenting a child who would not. shut. up. (Some things never change.)

Here’s hoping that, a year from now, I post another entry celebrating both birthdays again.


11 Comments to “Happy Birthday to my Boy and my Blog!”

  1. You looked very beautiful for a woman who’d just given birth! Happy birthday, BEB and blog!

  2. Why, thank you! Funny, when I look at that picture I think “OMG, if only I could look that young — and that thin — now!”


  3. Happy B’Day, O Venomous OneĀ®!

  4. Happy B-Day

  5. Thank you, Chris, and may I just say I get star-struck every time you comment on my blog?

    Thanks, Infidel!

  6. Can’t believe I’ve been reading you that long. And I can’t believe the change. Congrats and BDay.

  7. Blame it on the booze. I do. Then again, if it weren’t for having a son whose personality is so close to my own, I probably wouldn’t need the booze.

  8. HB



  9. TQ, WW.
    – VK

  10. Happy birthday to BEB, and happy blogiversary to EV!!

  11. Thanks, Amanda!