Monday, November 9, 2009

I'm the Birthday Girl!!!!

Today is my birthday!

Woo Hoo...I'm 35 years young today!
We have a little inside joke about birthdays
around here that I thought I'd let you in on.

When I was growing up my dad was a clown that performed at birthday parties. He once performed at a nursing home for a man that was turning 90. My dad described this sweet old man as sitting in a wheelchair and donning a Birthday boy crown. The performance was going well until the elderly man fell into a fit of jealousy that all of the party goers were paying attention to my dad instead of him.

As the story goes, he angrily wheeled himself to the front of the room and starting yelling at the top of his lungs "I'm the birthday boy, ignore that clown!!!" My dad tried to talk over him and finish the act quickly but the man just continued to wheel himself back and forth in front of the performance yelling obscenities.

He made such a scene that a nurse had to wheel the poor guy into the hallway to calm him down. My dad just continued his act (the show must go on) but could hear the angry old fart shouting through the door..."I'm the birthday boy, ignore that clown!!!" over and over and over and over. Now, every time I have a birthday I wake up in the morning and shout

"I'm the birthday girl, ignore that clown!"


*Please read the post below to find out the winner of "Freak show Friday"

32 comments:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Happy Birthday!! I have a present for you over at my place!!

singedwingangel said...

Roflmbo some of the older people in nursing homes can be riot. Bless the little old man's heart ... Happy Birthday Hun..

vanilla said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Erin M. said...

Happy Birthday, Leigh! I hope it's a fabulous day. That's a great story. Old people are so funny sometimes!

Alice in Wonderland said...

Happy Birthday, Leigh! Have a fantastic day!
Big hugs! X

Daffy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We have a tradition in our family. We all compete to see who will be the first person to call and sing Happy Birthday to the birthday-kiddo. I always win because I get up so dang early...so really, everyone else in the fam competes for second place :O)

Moooooog35 said...

Happy Birthday, and kudos to you for keeping the memory of that old, angry crippled guy alive and well.

Tami G said...

OH MY - That is HILARIOUS!!!
Happy Birthday HOT STUFF!!!
Hope you have a FABULOUS day!!!

Tami G

Raoulysgirl said...

Happy Birthday!!!

kys said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it is as fantastic as that story was!

MJ said...

LOL - well of course he wanted to be the center of attention, it was his birthday after all ;o)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEIGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MamaOtwins+1 said...

I'm going to start shouting that at my house - especially since the twins birthday is the day before mine and mine gets forgotten. :)

Happy Birthday to you!

Wym said...

OMG! I am rolling! That is amazing. I will now adopt that saying for every birthday. Love it!!! Happy Birthday to you!

JamieLynn said...

Happy Birthday!!!

I can't believe that guy. He must have been losing it...that or her believed it to be a miracle to have made it to the birthday.

San said...

Happy Birthday! ;)

Danielle said...

Happy Birthday young'n! Have a great day!

2 Toddlers and Me said...

Happy Birthday! Great story. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Holly said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy!

Holly

Allyson said...

HaPpY bIrThDaY gorgeous!!

enjoy your day :)

Shannon said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for being my first follower!

Joy said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a great one.

UBERMOUTH said...

I LOVED this post and the birthday tradition in your family.

Happy Birthday from your newest fan. xo

hurstburst said...

Bestest birthday wishes!! I'm finally following you - don't quite know what's taken me so long; SFTC has been talking you up for a while now! :-)

Love the clown story!

Helene said...

Happy birthday!!! That story is pretty comical...the poor guy. Kinda funny how we come into this world as babies and we go out of this world acting like babies.

I'm having a giveaway for a lullaby CD...come check it out, if your kids enjoy soft, soothing music.

Alicia said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUU YOU LIVE IN A ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YOU SMELL LIKE A MONKEEEEYYY AAAAAND YOU LOOK LIKE ONE TOOOOOOOOO!!!

happy berfday ya clown

Tracie said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you....I hope you have a special day!

Matty said...

Happy Birthday. I'm not far behind you.

Isn't it nice to have something that triggers your memory.

Candice said...

Happy birthday Leigh!!!!

I'm about to go and have a drink for ya. :)

blueviolet said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!

The Crazy Baby Mama said...

happy birthday --

i have to tell you, the image of that crotchety 90 year old man in the wheelchair begging for attention makes me sad.

JennyMac said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I hope the year ahead holds amazing things in store for you Leigh.

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Happy Birthday!!! (Sorry I am late)