1. She will always be older than me, a bummer at age 12 but looking pretty good now.
2. She doesn't complain when I call her waaaaaaay too many times at work.
3. She gives me 2,000 googly eyes as a gift because she knows I will love it.
4. She is amazingly creative , far more than I could ever be.
5. She proves that there's someone normal who came out of our gene pool. The rest of us are playing Marco Polo in the deep end until we are all pruny.
6. She has put up with my request for a pony far longer than most people would.
7. She knows the difference between icing and frosting (well, now she does).
8. She is a great mom raising a truly amazing kid.
9. It's pretty easy to make her laugh hard enough for beverages to go up her nose. Every smartass (me) needs someone to crack up at family dinners.
10. She know she has to be nice to me or else I teach her daughter the bumblebee song.
I gave her a copy of this picture a few years back but it is really one of my favorite photos ever and damn, aren't we adorable?