Friday, September 08, 2006

Birthday Weekend

E2's birthday is next week. When she was about two years old, John Mayer released the song "Bigger Than My Body" on the album of the same title. The first time I heard the refrain, I thought the song had to be written for our petite, but powerful, daughter and emailed the lyrics to Rob at work. He agreed.

Of the three E's, E2 was the biggest at birth, weighing in at 8lbs, 13oz. Around 9months she found her own curve on the growth charts, somewhere just above the bottom line, and she's been following her very own curve ever since. The three E's are pretty evenly spaced in age; however, while it takes about four years before E2 grows into E1's clothing, E3 is rapidly closing in on E2's shoe size and is only about a year behind in clothing size. Because, you see, in addition to being small, she grows at a seemingly microscopic rate as well and can wear clothing for nearly three years before it's too small.

Those that don't know her well are often surprised to learn her age, and I can only imagine what they think, before learning her age, when she opens her mouth and starts talking. She's enjoying the heck out of kindergarten, teaching herself to master all four sets of monkey bars (back and forth) and can't wait until Tuesday because she gets to bring in a treat, AND be the leader of the day again (which means FIRST in line ALL DAY! AND! Another show and tell item!). Plus, she's the first birthday in kindergarten this year. She's one of the shortest, if not THE shortest kiddo in her class, but she's the oldest.

Tuesday night, our very own Beloved Aunt Amy said, "John Mayer has a song for E2."

Great minds, and all that...

"Bigger Than My Body"
JOHN MAYER

This is a call to the color-blind
This is an IOU
I'm stranded behind a horizon line
Tied up in something true

Yes, I'm grounded
Got my wings clipped
I'm surrounded (by)
All this pavement
Guess I'll circle
While I'm waiting
For my fuse to dry

Someday I'll fly
Someday I'll soar
Someday I'll be so damn much more
Cause I'm bigger than my body gives me credit for

Why is it not my time?
What is there more to learn?
Shed this skin I've been tripping in
Never to quite return

Yes, I'm grounded
Got my wings clipped
I'm surrounded (by)
All this pavement
Guess I'll circle
While I'm waiting
For my fuse to dry

Someday I'll fly
Someday I'll soar
Someday I'll be so damn much more
Cause I'm bigger than my body gives me credit for
Cause I'm bigger than my body now

Maybe I'll tangle in the power lines
And it might be over in a second's time
But I'll gladly go down in a flame
If the flame's what it takes to remember my name

Yes, I'm grounded
Got my wings clipped
I'm surrounded (by)
All this pavement
Guess I'll circle
While I'm waiting
For my fuse to dry
For my fuse to dry

Someday I'll fly
Someday I'll soar
Someday I'll be so damn much more
Cause I'm bigger than my body
I'm bigger than my body
I'm bigger than my body now

1 comment:

R2K said...

: )